Found September 18, 2012 on Holdout Sports:
Arkansas Razorbacks head football coach John L. Smith made things awkward for the media at the start of his weekly press conference on Monday by insisting that they smile, which was strange given that the team just came off a 52-0 loss to Alabama this past weekend.

Smith yelled at the media as if he was speaking to his own players, saying "Pick it up a little bit! Get your chin up! Smile! SMILE! Okay?...If not, I'm not talking!"

Smith better hope he can find some kind of motivation for his team, and the sooner, the better. Otherwise, Smith will be out of a job before the season is over.

Video via HogsNetwork. H/T Dr. Saturday.
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