Ex-Weber State coach John L. Smith's move to Arkansas draws mixed national reaction

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 25, 2012 9:16 a.m.

    Mixed reaction? The mans word is no good, and Arkansas is as dishonest or more, as the coach they just fired. What's so mixed about this? It's a shame.

  • AZ Blue & Red Gilbert, AZ
    April 24, 2012 10:16 p.m.

    Comes down to Money and the opportunity. I think I would respect him more if he were to stay as he made a promise but then again how do you turn down a chance to coach a team that has a chance to win the national Championship? He will make more in 1 year than probably at least 5 (or more) at Weber State.

    I see it on one hand yet I do not see it on another. Again I am not in his shoes so I will not judge but it does leave Weber State in a pickle.

    So who is the next coach in the nation to do some stupid things and lie about them?

    Good luck to Weber State. I am not a big fan next year.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    April 24, 2012 6:17 p.m.

    John L. Smith stood at the podium, pouncing with a smile on every question he was asked about his hire as the coach at Weber St....er R-Kansas.

    "I want to say that our expectations are the same," Smith said at his introductory news conference with a handful of players watching nearby. "Nothing is going to slow down. In fact, we're going to speed up. Our expectations are that we're going to battle and fight for a national title."

    Deja vu all over again?

    "...Smith, known as much for his adrenaline-seeking ways as for head coaching stints...".

    CARPETBAGGING is now known as adrenaline-seeking?

    "...Smith said leaving Weber State was "one of the toughest decisions of my life...".


    "...You want what's best for the players...".

    So why pick a CARPETBAGGER?

    "...'We're going to be friendly, we're going to be accessible and we're going to take ourselves to the people as much as we can,' Smith said...".

    At least until somebody comes up with a better offer.