And he's acting accordingly:

And in light of their embarrassing loss to Illinois yesterday, he had this quote (with many thanks to Spartaintailgate.com):

"All week. That's the way we practiced, what you saw. We can't get them to go. Apparently I don't have the answer. Can't get them to go hard in practice. We've got to continue to look for the answer."

Actually, man, I don't think it's worth it. I mean, the reasonable thing is just to quit. Someone might want to keep looking for that answer, but it probably shouldn't be John L. Smith. You can't slap yourself at a press conference and expect anyone to keep any level of respect for you. Let's just end this as quickly and peacefully as we can.

Apparently Smith has no answers for Illinois loss [SpartainTailgate.com]