John L. Smith has been a risk-taker his whole life whether he was jumping out of planes at 14,000 feet or running with the bulls in Spain.
But he doesn’t view his latest venture as a huge gamble, at least not in the realm of college football coaching.
He hates any hardship he has caused his alma mater, Weber State, by walking out four months after taking the job. But he simply couldn’t ignore the call of his former colleagues and players at Arkansas, who had been passionately recruiting him to come back and help keep a season of hope from dissipating into a plume of motorcycle exhaust.
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