April 21, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks quarterback Brandon Allen (13) looks to make a pass during the spring game at Donald W. Reynolds Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-US PRESSWIRE
As leaked several hours ago, Arkansas has hired John L. Smith on a one-year deal to be interim coach in place of the recently fired Bobby Petrino. Per Sports Illustrated:
Eager to move on from the Bobby Petrino scandal, Arkansas announced Monday that popular former assistant John L. Smith will return as head coach of the Razorbacks next season.
Smith, who left the Razorbacks after last season to become the head coach at Weber State, will be formally introduced on Tuesday. The school said Smith signed a 10-month, $850,000 contract and will also be eligible for other incentives.
"I am tremendously excited to have this special opportunity to return to Arkansas and lead the Razorback football program," Smith said in a statement.