"I don't listen to that crap," Smith said Monday. "I just focus on these guys. and trying to do what we can do, what we have control of. It's not going to be the first time. It's not going to be the last time. (Let them) say what they want."
Regardless of who's at the helm, Arkansas is 1-2. This team came into the season talking titles, but it must now readjust its goals.
"We just have to get back on track with a win," Smith declared. "So right now, kinda of readjusting everything is to get better, go to the field this week and get better. Eliminate the mistakes and get a win."
"I still think there's a number of things attainable," quarterback Tyler Wilson added. "I feel like we can get back on track and it starts (Tuesday). I can talk about it all I want but we've got to go do it on the field now."
Not having Tyler Wilson handicaps the Hogs, but the quarterback's still doing his best to make an impact, including a speech to the team Sunday night.
"It mean a lot to us," defensive end Chris Smith explained. "I could see it in his eyes how he wanted to really play. That was a good speech he gave. I just feel like we'll be ready to go this week."
"One thing we've talked about is attitude and effort," Wilson said. "I think we've rubbed that raw but it's true until we do it."
Wilson acting like a coach while the search for a permanent solution continues.