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Arkansas rehires John L. Smith

Updated: April 24, 2012, 3:51 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Arkansas will introduce John L. Smith as head coach Tuesday, replacing Bobby Petrino, who was fired earlier this month.

The school confirmed the hiring on Monday night. Smith signed a 10-month contract worth $850,000.

"I am tremendously excited to have this special opportunity to return to Arkansas and lead the Razorback football program," Smith said in a statement.

Smith coached with Petrino at Arkansas, Michigan State, Louisville and Utah State and was the special teams ...

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