Bielema fills out UA staff

Posted: January 18, 2013 at 2:30 a.m.

Bret Bielema completed his nine-man coaching staff on Thursday, hiring Kansas State receivers coach Michael Smith.

Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema closed out his staff hiring with a bang Thursday, luring Michael Smith away from his alma mater Kansas State to coach the Razorbacks’ receivers.

Michael Smith was hired as Arkansas' wide receivers coach on Thursday.


Age: 42

Position: Wide Receivers Coach, Arkansas

Hometown: New Orleans

College: Kansas State

Previously: Wide Receivers Coach, Kansas State

Notable: Smith finished his playing career second in receptions and third in receiving yards in the Big Eight Conference.

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