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A person familiar with the decision says Arkansas is bringing back John L. Smith on an interim basis next year to replace Bobby Petrino. Smith, an assistant who left the Razorbacks after last season to become the head coach at Weber State, is returning on a one-year appointment, according to the person who spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because the school had not made its decision public. The person also said athletic director Jeff Long felt Smith would “unite” all the current Razorbacks coaches. Smith was also a head coach at Michigan State and Louisville, where he was replaced by Petrino after the 2006 season. He served as the special teams and outside linebackers coach at Arkansas for the 2009-10 seasons under Petrino, who he had worked with at four different schools in all/AP. More here. (AP file photo)
Question: Is Smith acting worse than Dennis Erickson re: the way he spurned Weber State for a one-year gig at Arkansas?