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.