Tom Murphy has covered the Razorbacks for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2007. He has more than 25 years experience covering college athletics in Louisiana, Alabama and Arkansas.
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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