The purpose of this letter is to express my outrage at you for blaming the players for the 4 – 8 losing season last year. Paul Petrino, if you’re looking to blame someone, start with your brother first and then blame your horrible coaching. John L. Smith, you’re a joke! Paul Haynes, you could not come up with a defensive scheme to stop anyone we faced, even in the four games we won. It was your poor defensive coaching that caused the Razorbacks to have a losing season.
Paul Petrino, Athletic Director Jeff Long was justified in only giving John L. Smith a 10 month contract: look what happened—a 4 – 8 season. You guys were not good enough coaches to come up with a winning strategy to defeat Louisiana-Monroe. I repeat, Louisiana-Monroe. Are you serious?
Each one of you should look in the mirror and place all of the blame for the 4 -8 season at Arkansas on the person in the mirror. Those guys played tremendously hard and even believed in you guys, but you now want to be disrespectful to them now by placing all of the blame on them, the players—that’s simply disgusting.
You should be glad that you were granted an opportunity to coach at a program of the caliber of the University of Arkansas. In all honesty, you never were worthy of coaching at Arkansas in the first place. I want you to know that your current players will never trust you because they see how nasty you are treating your former players at Arkansas. A coach should never place the blame on his players for having a losing season. It is ridiculous for you to say that players who are seriously injured were faking their injuries. I know those guys. They would never fake an injury. I have seen some of those players who were really too injured to step on the field get on the field without regard for doing further damage to their bodies.
John L. Smith, you need to worry about your bankruptcy issues. You were fired and are now coaching at one of the smallest football programs in the nation, which means you’re a reject. Paul Petrino, you need to focus on helping your brother to end his whorish ways. You will never be a successful coach. Paul Haynes, it’s only a matter of time before Kent State University discovers you are a loser. Learn how to coach defense!
I’m a proud Arkansas Razorback! Razorback fans are proud of our players!
Antonio Maurice Daniels
- Former Arkansas coaches claim some 2012 players quit on team (sbnation.com)
- Surprise? Ex-Arkansas coaches agree players quit on 2012 season (collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- Report: Arkansas OC Paul Petrino Accepts Head Coaching Job at Idaho (5newsonline.com)
- Season report card: Arkansas (espn.go.com)
- Bobby Petrino to Be Hired as Western Kentucky University’s New Head Coach (bleacherreport.com)