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(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer John L. Smith figures to leave Arkansas riding the same overflowing emotion that carried him back to the state.
The likely farewell tour for the interim coach began in earnest Monday, with Smith left fighting back tears while discussing his coaching future, the Razorbacks' season-finale against LSU, and the difficult season that has left Arkansas (4-7, 2-5 Southeastern Conference) outside of the bowl picture for the first time since 2008.
Smith, who was hired in April to replace the fired Bobby Petrino, is hoping to keep coaching after this season - wherever that might be.
The former Michigan State and Louisville coach also acknowledged the possibility that he won't be back with the Razorbacks, a likely scenario as athletic director Jeff Long continues his search for a permanent coach.
''Boy, I'd sure like to go out with a win,'' Smith said of Friday's game with the No. 8 Tigers (9-2, ...
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The LSU Tigers, still on the prowl for a BCS berth, will look to take care of business on the road Saturday against the struggling Arkansas Razorbacks. The college football odds have the hungry Tigers (9-2, 5-2) upwards of a 13-point favorite with the over/under installed at 51 points.
LSU has won two straight since having its national-title hopes dashed in a loss to Alabama, but...