John L. Smith, Who Succeeded Bobby Petrino At Arkansas, Will Spend Next…

Arkansas's John L. Smith was one of the more colorful characters of this past college football season. The coach of an awful football team whose location he couldn't quite remember, Smith had very little money in the bank as of September, and negative $40 million as of October. Through it all, Smith was demanding that… » 1/19/13 4:30pm 1/19/13 4:30pm

Say This For Newly Former Arkansas Head Coach John L. Smith: He Screwed…

The University of Arkansas will not be renewing the contract of interim coach John L. Smith, the university announced today, confirming what everyone and his sister knew the minute then-No. 8 Arkansas lost in Little Rock to Louisiana-Monroe on Sept. 8. Smith's team cliff-dove out of the polls, then followed that… » 11/24/12 2:20pm 11/24/12 2:20pm

Auburn Wrests Title Of "Team Everyone Wants To Play" From Arkansas

Arkansas beat Auburn today, which in itself wouldn't be so strange except that as recently as this morning it was reasonable to ask whether Arkansas would ever win another game, ever, ever. The Hogs were a preseason top-10 team that lost f̶i̶v̶e̶ four games—in September. If someone was to cushion the fall, Tulsa… » 10/06/12 7:48pm 10/06/12 7:48pm

Arkansas Coach John L. Smith Realizes He's Actually $40 Million In…

John L. Smith is even more broke than he initially thought. He first filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 6. In a subsequent filing, on Sept. 19, he reported $25.7 million in liabilities and $1.2 million in assets. You don't have to be a CPA to know that this is a bad cash flow position. But wait, it gets worse. Smith filed… » 10/03/12 7:15pm 10/03/12 7:15pm

Arkansas Coach John L. Smith Apparently Thinks The Razorbacks Play In…

Another day, another something to embarrass Arkansas football coach John L. Smith. The Razorbacks have lost three in a row, Smith is broke, and here he is giving a rah-rah speech to the Little Rock Touchdown Club earlier today, only to mistake what state he's even talking about. (Hint: Alabama's the state with the… » 9/24/12 6:10pm 9/24/12 6:10pm

Arkansas Football Coach John L. Smith Has Only $500 In His Checking…

John L. Smith might be imploring others to smile these days, but a quick glance at the Arkansas football coach's finances reveals nothing so humorous. Smith recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and documents filed today in federal court show that he has only some $1.2 million in assets, compared to more than $25… » 9/19/12 8:10pm 9/19/12 8:10pm

Arkansas Coach John L. Smith Will Not Tolerate You Not Smiling

A bad offseason for Arkansas football has turned into a bad regular season, but at least head coach John L. Smith is still willing to have a little fun with the press corps along the way. As you can see above, even in the midst of Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Smith still has retained his (somewhat terrifying) sense of humor. » 9/18/12 9:00pm 9/18/12 9:00pm

Arkansas' Season-Long Nightmare Is In Full Swing

Against Arkansas today, Alabama covered the over (51 points) without allowing Arkansas to score. This is a difficult thing to accomplish. Vegas didn't see it coming - the last line I saw was Arkansas +20.5 - but at least two Razorbacks fans knew this one was going to be the college football equivalent of a sewer main… » 9/15/12 7:59pm 9/15/12 7:59pm