This April 24, 2012 file photo shows Arkansas head football coach John L. Smith speaking to reporters during a news conference in Fayetteville, Ark. Beneath the smiles and outgoing personality, Smith is on a mission to prove he has one last bit of coaching excellence in him. And it hasn't been easy. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson, File)
This April 24, 2012 file photo shows Arkansas head football coach John L. Smith speaking to reporters during a news conference in Fayetteville, Ark. Beneath the smiles and outgoing personality, Smith is on a mission to prove he has one last bit of coaching excellence in him. And it hasn't been easy. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson, File) AP
This April 24, 2012 file photo shows Arkansas head football coach John L. Smith speaking to reporters during a news conference in Fayetteville, Ark. Beneath the smiles and outgoing personality, Smith is on a mission to prove he has one last bit of coaching excellence in him. And it hasn't been easy. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson, File) AP

John L. Smith eager to prove himself at Arkansas

May 22, 2012 12:00 AM