Tom Murphy is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 football poll.
John Smith Long’s choice to lead Hogs
10-month deal to coach Arkansas worth $850,000
Arkansas assistant coach John L. Smith yells plays to his players during the Razorbacks’ game against Troy in November 2009.
Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long turned to a familiar face to take over a Razorbacks football program that has been without a head coach for nearly two weeks after the April 10 firing of Bobby Petrino. John L. Smith, a three-year assistant at Arkansas who left in December for the head coaching job at Weber State in Ogden, Utah, has signed a 10-month agreement to coach the Razorbacks in 2012.
Front Section, Pages 1 on 04/24/2012
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