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Let search begin; Long hired Petrino in 15 days

Posted: November 25, 2012 at 4:02 a.m.

Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long officially announced Saturday that John L. Smith will not return as coach but gave no more details on the search.

Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long’s search for a new football coach officially began Saturday when he announced John L. Smith won’t be retained, but in reality the process began last spring.

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UA coach Smith reassigned

John L. Smith’s contract, which runs through February, includes a “right of reassignment” clause that Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long enacted Saturday.

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