Arkansas to Hire John L. Smith As Head Coach

Discussion in 'Sports' started by LawVol13, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

  2. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    The Michigan State guy? Oh man. Is it Christmas?
  3. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    Yep, that's him. Seems very strange.
  4. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod


    Coached special teams there for 3 years before he left earlier this year to coach at Weber State where he has not coached a game.

    Also noted for telling his team at Louisville at halftime of their bowl game he was leaving for the Michigan State job. Ironically enough, that is when Petrino took over.

    Good luck with that Fayetteville.

    P.S. - We have also found a coach that indeed I would indeed take one Phillip Fulmer over.
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2012
  5. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    There is a lot of speculation going on as to whether it's an interim or not.
  6. hallowed_hill

    hallowed_hill Active Member

    Have they gone into full meltdown? I can't imagine they expected much at this point, but his resume is pretty underwhelming.
  7. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Well he ran a Saban-made program into the ground. Let's see if he can do it with Petrino's.
  8. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    He was already there. Stop-gap, I imagine. Or until Fulmer says yes.
  9. SetVol13

    SetVol13 Contributor

    This will be an interim gig for Smith. I am surprised he would leave a head coaching gig for this. I don't think it is a bad move for Arkansas, considering it is just an interim position. He knows all of the coaches and the scheme, since he was there last season.
  10. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    I believe he was actually the Head Coach at Weber State.
  11. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    I don't think he coached a game for Weber State yet though. I believe he coached special teams at Arkansas last season
  12. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    Indeed he did. I rewatched the Arkansas broadcast where Joe Adams ran it back and they kept singing Smith's praises.

    BTW, if you think Petrino has some personality quirks, wait until you get a hold of this guy.
  13. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    pretty dumb if it's anything but just for this year.
  14. Oldvol75

    Oldvol75 Super Bigfoot Guru Mod

    Smith left Arky in December and had just hired a staff at Weber, he left before he ever coached a game there. Petrino II
  15. TennTradition

    TennTradition Super Moderator

    Apparently it is just a one-year gig for now.
  16. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot


    But you know what is sad? Arkansas will probably have 2 or more wins than we will.
  17. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    It might but funny if Dooley wasn't our coach.
  18. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Read that Smith approached Arkansas asking for the gig. So he actively sought to abandon Weber State before ever coaching a game for a ten month contract. Seems like a pretty [penis] move.
  19. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    I know CFB is a business first and foremost, but the fact that Weber St was his alma mater just makes it 100 times more of a [penis] move to me.
  20. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    Didn't know that. Burning bridges.

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