The press is doing a deep dive into his financial status. The team he’s coaching has become the nation’s worst in terms of per-game turnover margin (-2.6). The fans are blaming him for all that’s wrong with Razorback football. And his own mouth causes some sort of trouble every time it opens.
Pity John L. Smith. Arkansas’ bankrupt interim coach can’t catch a break on or off the field. Wednesday, UA announced that senior tight end Chris Gragg would miss this week’s game at Auburn with a bone bruise. Yesterday, Smith revealed that senior defensive end Tenarius Wright will have an MRI on his shoulder and that he’s not expected to play either:
“That was part of the reason that we moved him back down to defensive end, to try and take some heat off of hurting that anymore than it has been. So I think what we have to do, get him an MRI next week and find out exactly where that is as far as the injury goes. So that’s what our process is going to be there.”
That’s bad new for Arkansas and good news for Auburn’s struggling offense. Tomorrow’s loser will further solidify their candidacy for basement status in the SEC West come year’s end.