LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Now I remember why I like former
University of Louisville football coach John L. Smith, even though I don't like
the way he treated his alma mater, Weber State.
Smith isn't afraid of microphones. He isn't afraid of
talking off the cuff. He is not obsessed with controlling his image and
Smith, the new coach at Arkansas after his short U-turn from
Weber State, proved that again Tuesday afternoon while appearing with Chris
Fowler of ESPN in Bristol, Conn.
Fowler asked Smith if accepted the idea that he must succeed at a high level this
season to retain the job more than one season. He signed a 10-month contract to
coach the Hogs.
"That's fair," Smith said. "We're willing to accept that.
Hopefully we're going to give the athletic director, Jeff Long, nothing more
than one choice that we're going to be there again."
So that means Arkansas' Sept. 15 home game against Alabama is
big, big, big stuff.
"Me and Tyler (Wilson, the Arkansas quarterback) will be
judged by our ability to win the SEC West," Smith said. "That game is crucial …
It's not the season, but it's crucial."
Thanks John L. You've never believed in Coach Speak.
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