New Arkansas Razorback Coach: 4 Reasons Why John L. Smith Was the Right Hire

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New Arkansas Razorback Coach: 4 Reasons Why John L. Smith Was the Right Hire
John L. Smith

John L. Smith is the new head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks.

This hire came out of the figurative "left field" for anyone who had been following the coaching search since Bobby Petrino was fired. Smith's contract is for 10 months, but this year won't be his last if he can lead the Razorbacks to BCS-level heights.

We heard Pete Carroll, Sean Payton, Gary Patterson, heck we even heard Houston Nutt being thrown around (thank goodness that never materialized)!

In the end, the Razorbacks chose a name that doesn't elicit enormous media fervor, but that may actually be an advantage.

Overall, this is a solid hire for Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long for a multitude of reasons.

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