John L. Smith will take over at tiny Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., after being let go as Arkansas' football coach.
Smith will start his new head coaching assignment on March 1, the school announced Wednesday. He inherits a Skyhawks team that went 0-10 last season.
Now, instead of coaching against Southeastern Conference squads like national champion Alabama, Smith will face teams in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference such as nearby Adams State.
The former Michigan State and Louisville coach was hired away from Weber State last April to step in for ousted Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino, just weeks after a scandal that erupted following Petrino's motorcycle accident that involved his mistress.
The Razorbacks struggled to a 4-8 record and the John L. Smith era came to a close.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

Handicapping 2017 Win Totals on Sun, May 2017 by Blade
2017 NFL Draft Grades on Sun, Apr 2017 by Blade
Betting the 2017 NFL Draft on Tue, Apr 2017 by Blade
NFL Draft Preview on Tue, Apr 2017 by Blade
2017 Heisman Odds on Wed, Mar 2017 by Blade

NCAAF Headlines

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Alabama still favored to win CFB Title Oddsmakers still favor Alabama to win the 2017 College Football National Championship, but which other teams are in the mix?

NCAAF Team Pages