Report: Former Auburn, Arkansas assistant Paul Rhoads to join UCLA as secondary coach

Paul Rhoads has experience as an assistant coach in the SEC, serving tenures as both defensive coordinator and defensive back coach at Auburn and Arkansas through the years. Now, he will be taking his defensive mind to the Pac-12.

Per Bruce Feldman, Rhoads has agreed to join Chip Kelly’s staff at UCLA as the secondary coach.

Rhoads was the defensive coordinator at Auburn in 2008 before accepting the head coaching job at Iowa State, which was left vacant by Gene Chizik who would take over the head coaching position for the Tigers. As the man in charge of the Cyclones, Iowa State went 32-55, making three bowl games, but Rhoads would end up getting fired in 2015 after winning just eight games in the previous three seasons.

He would join Bret Bielema’s staff at Arkansas in 2016 as the defensive backs coach before getting promoted to defensive coordinator leading into this season. On Saturday, Rhoads posted a heartfelt message to Razorbacks fans thanking them for their support during his time in Fayetteville.

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