In a move that surprises almost no one, Arkansas made it official today – John L. Smith is out as coach of the Razorbacks. For the second time in less than a year, Arkansas will be searching for a new head coach.
The Razorbacks finished the season 4-8 under Smith, hired in April to replace Bobby Petrino.
Here are the official statements from A.D. Jeff Long and Smith.
The University says Smith will remain in the department as a consultant through the completion of his 10-month contract. He will assist with the transition to the new coaching staff once a new head coach is named. All assistant coaches have the option to remain a part of the football staff pending the hiring of a new head coach.
CBSSports.com is reporting that Arkansas is expecting to have its new coach in place within the next 10 days.