Arkansas hires KSU’s Smith as receivers coach

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema has announced former Kansas State
assistant coach Michael Smith is the new wide receivers coach for
the Razorbacks.

Smith, who spent the last three seasons in the same position for
the Wildcats, replaces George McDonald, who resigned from Arkansas
earlier this week to become the offensive coordinator at
Syracuse.

Smith, who also played at Kansas State, spent the first 11
seasons of his coaching career with the Wildcats. He later spent a
season at Rice and two seasons at Arizona before returning to
Kansas State in 2009.

The hire follows Bielema’s hiring of Barry Lunney Jr. as tight
ends coach earlier this week and completes his coaching staff with
the Razorbacks.