Coaches ready to talk football

Optimism flows, hot seats stoke

Posted: July 17, 2012 at 4:20 a.m.

Arkansas Coach John L. Smith, who enters the 2012 season with a 10-month contract, was ranked No. 2 on the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s informal poll of SEC coaches most likely to be fired.

The SEC likes its front-runner status on the football field and off.

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Sports, Pages 13 on 07/17/2012