John L. Smith To Be Named Interim Head Coach At Arkansas

A person familiar with the decision{}says Arkansas is bringing back John L. Smith on an interim basis{}next year to replace Bobby Petrino.Smith, who left the Razorbacks after last season to become the{}coach at Weber State, is returning on a one-year appointment,{}according to the person who spoke Monday on condition of anonymity{}because the school had not made its decision public.Smith is also a former head coach at Michigan State and{}Louisville.Petrino was fired April 10 after his affair with a woman he{}hired as his assistant was revealed by an April 1 motorcycle crash.