Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long, who fired Bobby Petrino on April 10, brought back John L. Smith who is familiar with the Razorbacks’ staff, to coach the 2012 season. The 63-year-old Smith has a 132-86 record as a head coach, with stops at Idaho (53-21), Utah State (16-18), Louisville (41-21) and Michigan State (22-26). He was replaced at Louisville by Petrino after the 2002 season and fired by Michigan State after the 2006 season.
Petrino releases a statement on the Smith hiring.
Former KC Royals OF Bo Jackson goes on a long bike ride.