FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - John L. Smith is optimistic about returning as Arkansas' coach next season.
The interim coach says he isn't concerned about the ongoing coaching search by athletic director Jeff Long.
Arkansas started the season ranked in the top 10. After a loss at South Carolina, Arkansas (4-6, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) must now win its final two games to earn bowl eligibility for a fourth straight season. It travels to Mississippi State (7-3, 3-3) this weekend before closing out the regular season at home against No. 8 LSU.
Long said last month that Smith, despite the 10-month contract he signed in April, is a candidate to remain with the Razorbacks. He said it would be apparent at the end of the season whether Smith is his choice.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  
Advertisement

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Wisconsin Win Total Prediction After a 10-win season in 2015, can the Wisconsin Badgers make a push for the Big Ten Championship in 2016?
Thumbnail Florida Season Win Total Prediction   The ever-brief Will Muschamp era left the bulk of Florida fans in a state of discontent. There seems to be a profound sense of renewed hope, however, under Jim...
Thumbnail Georgia Season Win Total Prediction A powerhouse division, the SEC East is not. Will the competition be pedestrian enough, though, to let Georgia capture the crown in Kirby Smart’s first year on the job?
Thumbnail USC Season Win Total Prediction Facing a daunting schedule for 2016, will the USC Trojans win at least eight games to cover the over for bettors?
Thumbnail Notre Dame Wins Prediction Despite key injuries during the 2015 season, Notre Dame still had a 10-win year. Can the Irish find a way to do it again in 2016?
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Team Pages

Advertisement