According to ESPN.com, Coach Smith left the team to attend the funeral of his brother, who died on Monday.
The article quotes Arkansas Media Relations Director Zack Higbee, who said in a statement that Coach Smith will return to Fayetteville Friday evening following the afternoon service.
The obituary for Smith's brother on the Post Register lists his favorite pastime as watching John L.'s college football teams and following his nephew Alex Smith's games with the San Francisco 49ers.
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