Hey remember way back at the beginning of the college football season when the Arkansas Razorbacks were the No. 8 ranked team in the nation? Well, that long ago time was actually just three weeks ago. Since that time Arkansas has been an absolute disaster on the football field and it will likely cost interim head coach John L. Smith his job.
After an opening week win against Jacksonville State (an FCS school) Arkansas has gone 0-3 against FBS competition. The Razorbacks have now lost consecutive home games to Louisiana-Monroe (34-31 in overtime), Alabama (52-0) and Rutgers (35-26). That puts them 0-3 against FBS competition this season.
After all the drama surrounding Bobby Petrino this offseason, Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long probably doesn’t want to fire Smith during the season, but at this rate he may not have a choice. After all, against Rutgers this past weekend, the Razorbacks had starting quarterback Tyler Wilson back in the lineup and he even threw for more than 400 yards.
Right now Arkansas’ football program has no direction and is wandering aimlessly. Oh, and its head coach might be legitimately insane.
The Razorbacks still have seven games left against SEC competition, starting with back-to-back roadies against Texas A&M and Auburn. They also have to finish the season by traveling to South Carolina, Mississippi State and LSU in consecutive weeks.
After this weekend, and with the schedule coming up, Arkansas has to make a change. Smith isn’t getting the job done and the Razorbacks have been an absolute disaster on the field. It is time to move on, salvage what is left of this season and go hunting for a permanent solution starting in December.