In a move that most expected, Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long announced on Saturday morning that John L. Smith will not return as Razorbacks head coach for the 2013 season.
Smith, who was hired in the spring following the firing of Bobby Petrino, had trouble living up to Razorbacks’ fans’ expectations for the season, leading a team that many expected to make a run for the national championship to a 4-8 record, the most losses the team has had in a single season since 1990.
Long said that the team will retain Smith, who has compiled a 136-93 career head coaching record with stints at Idaho, Utah State, Louisville, Michigan State, and Arkansas, as a consultant for the remainder of his ten-month contract, which expires in February of 2013.
Welcome back to another edition of the Fetch Football Forum, and as one of my colleagues likes to say, it’s been too long since I last left you. In the time that has passed since the last Forum update, we’ve seen a multitude of big wins, thrilling endings, and embarrassing losses in the college football world, which has led to some fan bases being thrilled with their team’s head coach and others not so much.
Today we look at some of the SEC head coaches that may want to have some boxes handy in their office to pack up their belongings once the inevitable occurs.
It’s time again for another edition of the Fetch Football Forum. In this week’s edition we’ll take a look at the Dawgs’ domination, the Volunteers’ scare with the Zips, and the running joke that has become the Arkansas Razorbacks. (more…)
One of the best SEC West matchups of the last decade is set to be played on Saturday, as the Auburn Tigers travel to Baton Rouge to take on the #2 LSU Tigers.
While this game has had a history of being played between two of the best teams in all of the FBS, this year’s matchup is a little bit different, as the traveling Tigers are sitting at 1-2 and will be fresh off a 31-28 victory over the UL-Monroe Warhawks. Meanwhile, the home Tigers are sitting pretty at 3-0 and are poised to make another championship run.
Week three of the college football season saw several moments in SEC play, including the Tide rolling over the Razorbacks, the Gators taking over in the fourth quarter for the second straight week, and the Wildcats wondering if they should even bother still fielding a football squad. (more…)
Welcome back to the Fetch Football Forum. This week’s key SEC matchup pits the Florida Gators against the Tennessee Volunteers, a matchup that was once the most highly contested in the entire conference but had died down due to the tremendous amount of success that Florida experienced during Urban Meyer’s time in Gainesville. However, this year looks to be different, as Derek Dooley’s Vols finally look reloaded and ready to give the Gators a game.
Another Saturday of football has come and gone, which means it’s time yet again to look at which Southeastern Conference teams skied high and which ones just plain fell flat. (more…)
This Saturday is a huge day for SEC football, as the conference’s newest members—Missouri and Texas A&M—will play in their first conference games against Georgia and Florida, respectively. With the hours quickly ticking down to kickoff, now is as good of a time as any to take a look at both games and who will prevail when the final gun sounds. (more…)