by Chris Bahn on Monday, Apr. 23, 2012 5:32 pm
This story is from the archives of ArkansasSports360.com.
John L. Smith has a agreed to a 10-month deal with Arkansas worth $850,000.
Smith, 63, also has a number of incentives built into his contract. Arkansas hired Smith from Weber State where he spent the last four-plus months.
Weber State hired Smith from Arkansas following the 2011 season.
Smith was making $235,000 as special teams coordinator at Arkansas. His contract with Weber State paid $130,000 annually, according to the Salt Lake City Tribune.
Arkansas got Smith to agree to keep the current coaching and support staff in place. Included is language in the contract that states:
"We mutually agree that we have a strong and cohesive staff of assistant football coaches, strength coaches and support staff. We further agree that the best interests of the University's football program will be served by maintaining a stable, positive and productive working environment within the football program. Accordingly, all current members of the football staff, the strength coaches and the support staff shall continue in their respective titles and positions during the term of your employment agreement subject to all University policies, and the Director of Athletics shall have sole authority to approve all personnel actions."
A look at his incentives and his full employment agreement below: