Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 4/23/12
The University of Arkansas announced earlier this afternoon that John L. Smith has been hired as the interim head coach, replacing Bobby Petrino who was fired earlier this month. Smith, who left the Razorbacks after last season to become the coach at Weber State, is returning for what is believed to be only a one-year contract. John L. told Weber State the one thing he was looking for when building his coaching staff with the Wildcats was loyalty. I don’t think I am alone when saying this seems totally out of left-field. John L. has the experience and capability of coaching this year’s Arkansas team that is believed to be a national championship contender. However, I’m more surprised by what he did to his alma-mater rather than Arkansas making the decision to bring him in for one season. Weber State hired Smith on December 6, 2011 and just a little over four months later; he bolts to take another job before coaching one game. Here is a Tweet sent out by Weber State athletic direct...
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