John Smith Long’s choice to lead Hogs

10-month deal to coach Arkansas worth $850,000

By: Tom Murphy
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Arkansas assistant coach John L. Smith yells plays to his players during the Razorbacks’ game against Troy in November 2009.
Photo by Benjamin Krain
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.

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