Arkansas Looks To Smith For Upcoming Season
Our spring semester has had some ups and downs in the last few months with the termination of previous head coach Bobby Petrino. As students and Razorback fans, we were worried and upset at the prospect of the upcoming football season being without strong leadership.
Tuesday marked the day that Arkansas introduced the new interim head coach for the Hogs football program. In an afternoon press conference, coach John L. Smith was re-introduced to the University of Arkansas athletics program, and will be leading the Hogs through the upcoming season as interim head coach.
Previously coaching for the Hogs as a linebacker and special teams coach, Smith was also head coach at Weber State.
We look forward to what Smith will bring in the upcoming year, not only to the team but also to the Razorback fans, students and our university. We stand by Long and his decision to hire Smith as interim head coach, and are excited to see where our football program will go in the upcoming season.
Football is a huge part of life here at the UA. As Hogs fans and students, we spend our Saturdays at the stadium, have large attendance at all Razorback athletic events and are heavily involved in supporting our student athletes. Now is the time to support them through welcoming our new interim coach, and get excited for a big Razorback football season.
With the first football game only a few months away, the time is now to start paying attention to where Smith is planning to take the team. We look forward to seeing our program grow and have hope for a successful winning season this year.
We welcome Smith back to our Razorback nation, and look forward to the changes and advances he will make in our student athletics in the months to come.