On Monday, Arkansas Special Teams’ coach John L. Smith accepted the head coaching position for Weber State. Smith has been a head coach for 17 years with his last HC stint coming at Michigan State from 2003-2006 where he led the Spartans to a 22-26 record. He also was the head coach for Louisville until Bobby Petrino took over.
John L. Smith graduated from Weber State as a QB/LB for the Wildcats. This is his first return to his alumni since 1971 when he finished his Graduate Assistant career at Weber State.
Smith’s hiring comes after a week’s worth of rumors on Twitter that never took off. He joins Arkansas OC Garrick McGee as current Arkansas’ assistants who have accepted head coaching positions at other schools this season.