Bill Smith, who turned the worst football defense in Division I-AA in 1985 into the best in the Big Sky Conference three years later, has resigned at the University of Montana to work with Dave Arslanian, new Weber State coach. Smith was UM assistant head coach and defensive coordinator.

Arslanian completed his full-time staff by hiring Smith and defensive-back coach Mark Brady, 30. Brady heads to Ogden from Bemidji State.