Coach John L. Smith will officially be named interim Head Hog at a press conference this afternoon.
The former special teams coordinator returns to "The Hill" for ten months, starting no later than May 24th.
He will be paid $850,000, saving the program around $2.7 million compared to what Bobby Petrino was making.
It's written into Smith's contract all assistant coaches, strength coaches and support staff must keep their jobs during his tenure.
The University of Arkansas plans to hold a press conference this afternoon to officially announce this decision.
PCSSD Teacher, Staff Unions Take Contracts to Court
Pulaski County Special School District Unions take their battle with the district back to court.
Friday, Education Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell moved to decertify the Union, stripping it of its bargaining power.
It comes after months of failing to agree on how the district could cut four million dollars from next year's budget, with staffing and contracts at the center of the debate.
In an emergency meeting last night "PACT" and "PASS" Unions representing teachers and support staff voted unanimously to pursue legal action.
PACT President Marty Nix says the group will not strike.
Little Rock Farmers' Market Kicks Off
Fresh produce returns to downtown Little Rock, the Little Rock Farmer's Market kicks off its season today.
The Market is held in the River Market and features a variety of produce as well as handmade arts and crafts.
The Market's hours are from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm every Tuesday and Saturday and lasts until the end of October.