Hauser, Taurisani Join Bielema's Staff


FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas coach Bret Bielema officially introduced two more members of the football staff Monday, when Chris Hauser was named director of on campus recruiting and Mark Taurisani was tabbed as director of football operations. Both came from Wisconsin.

Taurisani worked at Wisconsin for seven years, three of them as director of football operations. He also spent two years as the football operations coordinator and two more as the football operations assistant with the Badgers.

Hauser, who reportedly has been in Fayetteville working with the program, was with Bielema’s staff at Wisconsin last season. Prior to joining the Badgers, Hauser spent a season as the director of high school relations at Toledo.

Hauser, Taurisani, defensive coordinator Chris Ash and defensive line coach Charlie Partridge have all followed Bielema from Wisconsin to Arkansas.

— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau