The Arkansas players pledged solidarity two weeks ago when their head coach, Bobby Petrino, was sent packing.
Their message to Hog fans everywhere was that they would stay the course.
That’s essentially what Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long did Monday in bringing back Petrino mentor and former Arkansas assistant John L. Smith to see the Hogs through the 2012 season.
It might not be a big splash nationally. Then again, who does make a big-splash hire in late April in college football?
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