LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - University of Arkansas head football coach, John L. Smith, spoke at the Little Rock Touchdown Club on Monday.
He was the guest speaker for the organization's weekly meeting. Monday's appearance came after a third loss in a row for the Razorbacks. On Saturday, the team lost 35-26 to Rutgers University.
During Monday's speech, Smith said the team's goal is to win a national championship, though he admitted that it doesn't look like that will be a reality this year. Smith said he's not satisfied with the team's record, but said the team had a good attitude after the game Saturday.
"We were as positive as we've ever been as a football team," Smith said. "We believed and we fought until the very end."
However, in the midst of encouraging fans to keep believing in the program, Smith made a geographical error.
"I'm asking you as fans don't give up on those players, don't give up on us, it's our program, it's a state of Alabama program. It's not one individual's program," Smith continued, without noticing his mistake. "So hang in there, we're all a part of it. Okay, please don't give up on those guys and please continue to show your support."
Smith was corrected after his speech and joked by saying, "Where would that come from? I've never even heard of Alabama!"
The Razorbacks lost 52-0 against the University of Alabama during last week's home football game.
(Note: The "Alabama" part of Smith's speech can be viewed around the 3:00 mark on the above video.)