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Arkansas Football: John L. Smith Explains 'Get Your Piss Hot'

Arkansas head coach John L. Smith
Arkansas head coach John L. SmithWesley Hitt/Getty Images
Barrett SalleeSEC Football Lead WriterJuly 18, 2012

Two seasons ago, Vanderbilt head coach Robbie Caldwell stole the show at SEC Media Days.

On Tuesday, it was Missouri wide receiver T.J. Moe that got the Wynfrey Hotel abuzz.

Wednesday, Arkansas head coach John L. Smith made the rounds and topped them all.

The Razorback head coach, who is on a 10-month contract after former head coach Bobby Petrino was fired this spring, explained the origin and meaning of his saying: "Get your piss hot."

"Who told you about that?" Smith exclaimed. "That was supposed to be a secret. 'Get your piss hot' means that it's time start revving it up. It's time to start getting after it. It's time to get that motor ready and get that emotion going."

The informant of the phrase was none other than Smith's own linebacker, Tenarius Wright, who discussed it in the Internet/radio room 20 minutes prior to Smith's arrival into the room.

"'Get your piss hot' is something that John L. Smith says to get you ready to play," said Wright. "It's something he uses to motivate us and keep us fired up."

Smith seemed surprised about the question, but according to Travis Haney of, he shouldn't be. Arkansas running back Knile Davis told Haney that there are 'Get Your Piss Hot' T-shirts:

Little upset that Joker Phillips is trending and John L's #getyerpisshot isn't. Knile Davis says, yes, there are T-shirts.

— Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) July 18, 2012

He's on a 10-month contract, but if there's any way to get Smith to come back to Hoover on an annual basis, that'd be fantastic.


Barrett Sallee is a lead writer for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise noted, all quotes were obtained firsthand.

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