BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 12: Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains of the New York Jets looks on before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 12, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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After over a decade in the NFL, former New York Jets offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains returns to his alma mater to oversee tight ends.

Geoff Magliocchetti

Former New York Jets offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains has found a new job in football.

The long-time NFL assistant is returning to his gridiron roots, as Trey Biddy of Hawg Sports reports that Loggains will serve as the tight ends coach for the SEC’s Arkansas Razorbacks. It’s Loggains’ first coaching job at the collegiate level.

Loggains, 40, previously repped the Razorbacks on the field as a reserve quarterback for two seasons. He had held a variety of roles in the NFL since 2008, including offensive coordinator stints in Tennessee (2012-13), Chicago (2016-17), Miami (2018), and New York (2019-20).

Loggains was a staple of Adam Gase‘s coaching staff with the Dolphins and Jets. The pair struggled to put up points in New York, earning a league-worst 519 over the last two seasons.

After the Jets began last season with losses in each of their first six games, Gase turned primary playcalling duties over to Loggains. The offense saw marginal improvement under his watch, posting just over 281 yards and 16 points per game under his calls as compared to 276 and 12 under Gase.

Back in Fayetteville, Loggains takes over a tight end group currently led by redshirt sophomore Hudson Henry, the younger brother of Hunter, a fellow Razorback alum and current Los Angeles Charger.

When it came to New York tight ends, Loggains dealt with Chris Herndon’s absences from injuries and a suspension, often working with depth options like Ryan Griffin, Daniel Brown, and Trevon Wesco.

Arkansas, currently coached by Sam Pittman in his second campaign, is seeking its first winning season since 2016. The Razorbacks finished 3-7 last season but were nonetheless invited to the Texas Bowl, which was later canceled. They’ll open their 2021 season at home against Rice on Sept. 4.

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

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Geoff Magliocchetti is a veteran football writer with years of credentialed experience with the Jets and Giants. Email:
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