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If the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette sports department were a football team, you might say it lost its quarterback last month when Deputy Sports Editor Jeff Krupsaw went down to staff cutbacks. (See Jeff Krupsaw Offers ‘Human Side’ of Democrat-Gazette Layoffs.)

But Little Rock’s daily newspaper has found a skilled signal-caller to step in: Jason Yates.

Yates, who took over a key sports editing spot when veteran Steve Goff moved over to be state editor, is now filling Krupsaw’s old post running the department. Longtime Sports Editor Wally Hall concentrates primarily on writing his column and leaves administrative tasks to others.

“He’s the right man for the job as they go forward,” Krupsaw said of his former colleague. “He is an excellent editor. He also possesses strong administrative skills … I would have kept him over me, to be honest.”

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