Hog coach Smith faces potential bankruptcy in real estate deals | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Hog coach Smith faces potential bankruptcy in real estate deals

Posted By on Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 11:05 AM

BUBBLE BURST: Hog coach John L. Smith took bath in real estate.
  • 'BUBBLE BURST': Hog coach John L. Smith took bath in real estate.
The Associated Press' Kurt Voight reports today on a catastrophic real estate investment portfolio that Razorback football coach John L. Smith brought with him to Arkansas from previous coaching stops. Smith says bankruptcy may be in the offing. Smith could use the $850,000 UA pay, at least quadruple what he earned at Weber State.

UA Athletic Director Jeff Long says he knew of Smith's unfortunate business deals. Some Razorback honchos in Northwest Arkansas have some familiarity, too, with subdivision deals going sour.

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