AP: John L. Smith to be Named Interim Coach at Arkansas

By Jason Priestas on April 23, 2012 at 3:22p

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BrewstersMillions's picture

So "Arky's gonna Ark" is a thing now huh?

M Man's picture

Right after 1) the Buckeye Grove and 2) Carmen Ohio, this is reason 3) that I love you guys.

NC_Buckeye's picture

This is a joke, right?

If not, I hope to hell our gamewatches coincide at least once here in Raleigh. It will be a delight to watch the Raleigh Razorbacks "calling in the hogs" with John L. in charge.

I'm predicting many, many facepalms.

BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

I was really hoping for Taver to get a chance.


Grayskullsession's picture

Either Arkansas has completely given up hope or this is the best trolling from them to date.

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

Mississippi State had an unspectacular season last year. Ole Miss is back to being Ole Miss after a few decent (and overhyped) years with Jevon Snead at QB. LSU has no QB coming into next season. And Arkansas hired John L. Smith.

Sign me up for Alabama vs. USC for the BCS championship next year. And FINALLY the SEC will have to go through Southern Cal after successfully avoiding them for the better part of a decade (the last team to play SC from the SEC was Auburn, and the Trojans won decisively 23-0 the year before Auburn would go undefeated).

rdubs's picture

I loved this half time interview, it was probably the best ever.

Also, as bad as he has been, this isn't the worst situation for them (given the situation that Petrino put them in).  He knows the system and a lot of the players and coaches.  Hiring a biggish name guy right now is going to be tough.  This gives them awhile to conduct a real search.  

It isn't so different from Fickell except that we know John L. will never make a good head coach and we still aren't sure about Luke.

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

That's the thing I thought of when I read the term face palm earlier. I guess it has multiple meanings.

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

I hit a 'home run' in tee ball when no kid could throw it to someone covering a base (no errors in tee ball). So 'home run' could really translate to 'totally sucks'.

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

When Pat Forde calls it a home run, you know it must be one. NOT! Can't wait for his first meltdown in the SEC. Seriously, how do writers like Forde keep their jobs?