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Razorbacks Introduce John L. Smith As Head Coach

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -

 

New Arkansas football coach John L. Smith says he couldn't pass up the opportunity to guide a team he helped mold.

The 63-year-old Smith was a Razorbacks assistant the past three seasons before leaving in December to take the head coaching job at Weber State.

It was announced Monday that he'd be returning to Fayetteville on a 10-month contract to replace Bobby Petrino.

Smith has a 132-86 record in 18 seasons as a head coach at Michigan State, Louisville, Idaho and Utah State.