Maybe Weber State can get him back next year. Yeah Right!!!!!!!!!!!! My question
is why did they have only a $25,000 buy out in his contract?
As I was reading this--actually, it happens whenever I see *anything* about John
L. Smith--I was immediately reminded of "Groingate" involving USU vs
Utah before it was mentioned in the article. I remember not being upset at that
surprising USU win, until I heard how Chris Fuamatu Ma'afala couldn't
play part of the game from being repeatedly punched there. Then, when John L.
was confronted with it and shown clearly on tape his players doing just that, he
said something like, "I don't see anything." A person like that
has little in the way of morals, so nothing he does should surprise us. By the way, BYU players also said Louisville under Smith tried the same
tactics on them in the Liberty Bowl a few years ago.
No Weber St fan here, but what John L Smith did was ridiculous! After making the
statement he planed to retire at Weber St, firing old staff and bringing in new
and recruiting players to play for his system, he leaves. Not only that he
contacted Arkansas! Where was his head, season is 3 1/2 months away. Now he left
a team high and dry with no head coach and a new system to learn with little
time. All this for a chance at what? $850,000 I guess was just to much to keep
your integrity. He won't become the head coach, it's just a 10 month
stint and then they want a big name. And as for his name it is now synonymous
Anyone believing a coach would bring a national championship to Weber St.
probably deserves to be jilted.Coaches frequently get shabby
treatment with quick firings, so I say what comes around goes around.
Unfortunately, the almighty dollar rules and almost all people under the same
circumstances would have done the same thing.
I don't get it. Arkansas fires a coach for hiring his mistress, but hires
someone who was just signed by another team. Double standard?Is
there any honesty in this?
This would be a good job for Bronco. He would get a lot of walk-on players and
would never be bothered again by 4 star recruits with loads of talent.
Please explain==if the author claims that this is an awful thing for Coach Smith
to do to WSU, but it is--at the same time, "totally understandable," why
write the article?