John Smith Long’s choice to lead Hogs
10-month deal to coach Arkansas worth $850,000
Posted: April 24, 2012 at 3:40 a.m.
Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long turned to a familiar face to take over a Razorbacks football program that has been without a head coach for nearly two weeks after the April 10 firing of Bobby Petrino. John L. Smith, a three-year assistant at Arkansas who left in December for the head coaching job at Weber State in Ogden, Utah, has signed a 10-month agreement to coach the Razorbacks in 2012.
- Playing career: Weber State, quarterback, linebacker, 1968-71
- Weber State, graduate assistant, 1971
- Montana, assistant, 1972-76
- Nevada, defensive coordinator, 1977-81
- Idaho, defensive coordinator, 1982-85
- Wyoming, defensive coordinator, 1986
- Washington State, defensive coordinator, 1987-88
- Idaho, head coach, 1989-94
- Utah State, head coach, 1995-97
- Louisville, head coach, 1998-2002
- Michigan State, head coach, 2003-2006
- Arkansas, special teams coordinator, 2009-11
- Weber State, head coach, 2012
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