OGDEN — Weber State University has scheduled a press conference for Tuesday morning to introduce its new head football coach.

Tuesday's press conference will be held beginning at 11 a.m. on the third floor of WSU's Stewart Stadium Sky Suites.

Ron McBride retired as head coach of the Wildcats in November after seven seasons at the Wildcats' helm. His successor will become the ninth head coach in the history of the Weber State program.

Among those rumored to be interested in the WSU job, which attracted 40-50 applicants, is John L. Smith, a former Weber State player who has been a head coach at Idaho, Utah State, Louisville and Michigan State. Smith, with a career head coaching record of 132-86, is currently an assistant coach at the University of Arkansas.

— Randy Hollis