If there is one thing that doesn't involve the words "motorcycle" and "inappropriate relationship" the past few weeks that Arkansas fans can feel good about, it is this.
As expected, the offense looks great.
That was solidified in the spring game on Saturday where the Razorback offense looked sublime in their final appearance before training camp begins.
Where the Razorbacks really need help is on defense and special teams, and John L. Smith provides the perfect person to help change that.
For example, in 2001 when Smith's Louisville squad went 11-2 and won the Conference USA Championship, the Cardinals' were excellent on defense, only allowing 17 points per game. In addition, even when the Spartans struggled under Smith's watch, the offense was largely at fault, not the defense.
The same can be said for hist time as the outside linebackers' coach for Arkansas, where he helped develop undersized Jerico Nelson and youngster Alonzo Highsmith into productive defenders for Arkansas' scheme.
Likewise, Smith's time spent as the special teams coach for the Razorbacks yielded some of the most mind-blowing, impressive plays (many courtesy of Joe Adams). This is reflective of Smith's emphasis on special teams, where he helped make the Razorbacks solid in all aspects.
Overall, Smith's heritage as a defensive and special teams guru will help change a Razorback squad that sorely needs improvement in those areas.