April 10th: Petrino was fired for hiring his mistress and lying about his infamous motorcycle crash.
And as it turned out, Petrino's bad decisions put in motion a string of events most Hog fans would like to forget:
April 24th: John L. Smith was hired as the new Head coach of the football team and seemed to win over those at the press conference.
Unfortunately, winning wouldn't prove to be a theme for John L. Smith.
September 8th: the razorbacks suffer perhaps the worst defeat in program history, losing to Louisana Monroe in Little Rock.
After a crushing loss to Alabama the following week, a bizarre exchange at a press conference
September 17th: John L. Smith tells the media to smile, yelling at times, and after a loss at Rutgers a few days later, Hog fans' hopes for a BSC type season is over.
November 24th: John L. Smith was fired after winning just four games as Razorback Head Coach.
But now new hope for Razorback fans.
Because on December 4th: a new leader is announced and Hog fans hope the series of events which follow from here give them a real reason to smile.