White Hall recently hired former Arkansas Razorback quarterback Ryan Mallett as head football coach following the coaching retirement of Bobby Bolding, who will remain at White Hall as Director of Athletics.

Mallett joined Greg Horne and Will Jenkins on the 101.3 FM morning show Thursday morning to talk about the job and more, beginning with the reason why he took the job.

After his career at Arkansas Mallett was drafted by the New England Patriots, which allowed him to spend four years with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. He said he is fortunate for that to have happened.

White Hall Superintendent Doug Dorris said that Mallett brings a “great deal of knowledge” to the table, and spoke about one of the reason’s he was hired to lead the Bulldogs.

Mallett spent a couple of years at Mountain Home as an assistant where he helped to coach nearly every offensive position in year one before being named offensive coordinator in year two. He helped lead the Bombers to the playoffs for the first time since the mid-2000’s in back-to-back seasons.

Mallett will be tasked with naming several assistant coaches to his staff. He has already named a defensive coordinator. He spoke about that as well.

Mallett said he has settled in and is working with his team this spring.

He also said that he has been impressed with the work ethic of the returning members of the team.

There has been a lot of talk about White Hall being down this season due to graduation so many members of last year’s team, but Mallett said he believes they will be fine.