Found September 19, 2012 on
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FAYETTEVILE, Ark. -- Tyler Wilson had a moment before the Alabama game when he wanted to do anything but heed his doctors' orders.
Concussion or not, the Arkansas quarterback wanted to play against the No. 1 Crimson Tide.
"Give me my helmet," Wilson thought. "I don't care what anybody else says, I'm playing."
Of course, Wilson didn't play in the 52-0 drubbing at the hands of Alabama. The first-team All-Southeastern Conference quarterback couldn't overrule what he said was an absolute "no" from his doctors.
The Razorbacks (1-2) put up little fight against the Crimson Tide without Wilson, losing their second straight game and putting an early end to their preseason hopes of a national championship run. They face another difficult test at home against Rutgers (3-0) on Saturday, and Wilson is "extremely optimistic" he'll be able to play.
Wilson acknowledged for the first time Monday that a concussion that kept him out ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Tyler Wilson is back for Arkansas.
Now the question is whether the star quarterback can get the Razorbacks out of their funk.
Arkansas coach John L. Smith said Thursday that doctors cleared Wilson to return to action Saturday against Rutgers. Last season's first-team All-Southeastern Conference quarterback missed the Razorbacks' 52-0 loss to No. 1 Alabama last week with...
Preseason expections were high for this Arkansas team despite the loss of Bobby Petrino, whose departure from Fayetteville was highly publicized, especially on this site. Still, with John L. Smith at the helm many thought the Razorbacks would compete for an SEC crown. Many thought they had the title to potentially compete for a national title.
Well, three games into the season following...
John L. Smith does not have a future career in motivational speaking. In fact, he may not have any job in the near-future as his Arkansas Razorbacks have lost to Louisiana-Monroe and Alabama in the last two weeks. At a news conference this week, the head coach noticed how down the media members were so he instructed them all to smile -- in an extremely awkward way, as seen below.
DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY
John L. Smith is the Arkansas Razorback’s head coach and is a really eccentric guy. He commanded these reporters to smile at his press conference. Arkansas fans aren’t too happy with Smith now and are calling for a new coach. Arkansas has lost to Louisiana-Monroe and Alabama in the last two weeks. This may be the shortest interim head coaching stint ever.
HT Team Speed Kills
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...
John L. Smith is the gift that keeps on giving, unless you are a fan of the University of Arkansas football team. As a Spartan fan, I am too familiar with his many shortcomings as a coach. I welcome Razorback Nation to the John L. Smith meltdown portion of season. The embarrassments on field to [...]
University Of Arkansas head football coach John L. Smith is coaching on a 10 month contract, and the details of that contract won’t be nearly enough to satisfy the countless debts he owes.
According to USA Today John L. Smith owes creditors more than $25 million in liabilities stemming from real estate losses he suffered while he was the coach of Louisville from 1998-2002...
Arkansas seniors Alonzo Highsmith and Tyler Wilson have tried to provide some leadership this week for a Razorback football team that is reeling heading into Saturday's game with visiting Rutgers.
Arkansas Razorbacks: John L. Smith met with the media yesterday and started out by yelling at them to “smile” and “get your head up.” How much more of this can we take?