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Smith relishes challenge at Arkansas

Originally Published: August 23, 2012
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

HOOVER, Ala. -- John L. Smith ran with the bulls in Pamplona (and survived). He skydived from an airplane at 14,000 feet (and lived) and climbed to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro (and then scaled back down).

So why does it feel like Smith is in so far over his head as Arkansas' interim coach?

Smith, who was last a head coach in a game at Michigan State in 2006, was a surprising choice to replace Bobby Petrino, who was fired in April after misleading Arkansas athletic director ...

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