This afternoon, the University of Arkansas hired John L. Smith to a one-year contract as interim head coach of the Razorback football program. He will replace Bobby Petrino, the former head coach who was fired in disgrace on April 10, 2012.
Coach Smith was on Petrino's staff for three years at Arkansas, coaching special teams, but departed this past December 2011 to take the head coaching position at FCS school Weber State, his alma mater. He also coached with Petrino at Michigan State, Louisville and Utah State.
What does this mean for Arkansas Razorbacks football?
What does Coach Smith bring to the table?
Does Coach Smith have a shot of becoming the permanent head coach after the 2012 season?
Let's analyze the implications of Coach Smith's hiring.