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    John L. Smith to Arkansas

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    Re: John L. Smith to Arkansas

    Poor Weber State




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    Re: John L. Smith to Arkansas

    When I saw the thread title, I immediately thought OSU wrestling coach.


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    Re: John L. Smith to Arkansas




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    Re: John L. Smith to Arkansas

    Haha I still remember when this happened...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvrRvUYRdD8]John L. Smith's meltdown against Ohio State in 2005 - YouTube[/ame]



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    Re: John L. Smith to Arkansas

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    Poor Weber State
    I'm surprised he'd do that to is alma mater. I guess he still wants to show he can coach in the big time.



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    Re: John L. Smith to Arkansas

    Isn't there a Lousiville connection with him and Petrino?



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    Re: John L. Smith to Arkansas

    Quote Originally Posted by LegendofRodA View Post
    Isn't there a Lousiville connection with him and Petrino?
    Maybe. Smith was an assistant at Arkansas last year so that is the most recent connection.



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    Re: John L. Smith to Arkansas

    Wait I thought Arkansas had already named Rhoads as the replacement? I saw it on HN so it had to be true



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    Re: John L. Smith to Arkansas

    Petrino and Smith had worked together on 4 different staffs according to local sports talk down here.



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    Re: John L. Smith to Arkansas

    Wow, look like the AD hasn't learned yet:

    From his wikipedia:

    After the 2002 season, Smith was hired as the head coach at Michigan State , which created controversy because Smith was hired before Louisville's bowl game that season, and he did not inform his Louisville players of the decision until halftime of the bowl game, which they lost to Marshall.



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    Re: John L. Smith to Arkansas

    And only for 1 year. Looks like they resigned to not being able to attract good coach this season and use him as a stop-gap.



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    Re: John L. Smith to Arkansas

    well, arkansas doesn't seem to mind disloyal and/or dishonorable coaches. Nutt, Petrino, now JLS??



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    Re: John L. Smith to Arkansas

    How hard are the other teams in the SEC laughing at news of this hire?


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