Report: John L. Smith has new head coach gig

    3:45 PM, Jan 16, 2013   |    comments
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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Less than three months after losing the heading coach title at the University of Arkansas, it appears as if John L. Smith has reclaimed it once again. However, it's not at a school with which you're probably familiar.

    According to a report released Wednesday from CBSSports.com, The Durango Herald is reporting that Smith has accepted the head coaching job at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.

    Smith will start his new head coaching assignment on March 1, the school announced Wednesday. He inherits a Skyhawks team that went 0-10 last season.

    Now, instead of coaching against Southeastern Conference squads like national champion Alabama, Smith will face teams in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference such as nearby Adams State.

    The former Michigan State and Louisville coach was hired away from Weber State last April to step in for ousted Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino, just weeks after a scandal that erupted following Petrino's motorcycle accident that involved his mistress.

    The Razorbacks struggled to a 4-8 record and the John L. Smith era came to a close.

    Smith inherits a Fort Lewis team that went 0-10 last season and 6-25 the last three years.

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