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article imageOp-Ed: Arkansas Razorbacks fall from grace

By Tiffany Romine     Sep 17, 2012 in Sports
The Arkansas Razorbacks are feeling the heat as their coach, John Smith, comes under fire. Another devastating blow to the team who has just started to recover from the controversial firing of coach Bobby Petrino.
As the football season gets started across the country, Arkansas Razorbacks seem to be trying to still get back in the groove. After seemingly to move on from the controversial news report and firing of coach Bobby Petrino involving a scandalous cover up regarding a motorcycle accident involving a 25-year-old Arkansas football employee, that he was later to be found having an affair with. The Razorbacks still seem to have issues. Their all over football ability has been all but great. With their new loss of 52-0 against Alabama at home, Razorback fans are none to happy with the beginning season. The official record stands at one win and two losses for the season.
To add a slap in the face, their new loss was the worst campus loss in 93 years and the first time it was shut out at home since 1966 as reported by New York Daily News. Along with their not so outstanding record this year, Razorbacks have once again come under scrutiny for their new coach John L. Smith. Smith was hired in as an interim head coach after the firing of Petrino. Smith, a former Arkansas assistant, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Smith's debts include bad real estate deals estimated at “between $10-50 million,” according to court filings.
As the Razorbacks have all but seem to fallen apart, some are left to question... Is Smith's private life affecting his job performance as a coach? After listening to everyday fans, myself included, I am to the point to say we may need to cut our losses and get someone in there to get this team back to where it can be. Arkansas is set to play against Rutgers Saturday night. As a Razorback supporter, I hope to see the team out there that I know.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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