THE MORNING CONSTITUTIONAL HAS QUESTIONS, MR. SMITH

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WHO IS THIS PERSON AND WHAT IS HIS ACTUAL BACKGROUND

You don't have to be that important to have a Wikipedia page. The long-haired dude from Hootie and the Blowfish has one, for instance, and so does American Cyborg: Steel Warrior. So it's not that surprising that Robb Smith, newly hired defensive coordinator at Arkansas, has his own featured page. What is suspicious? How lacking it is in meaningful detail. This is the text content of Smith's Wikipedia page in its entirety:

Robb Smith (born 1975) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the defensive coordinator for the Arkansas Razorbacks. His hiring was announced February 8, 2014. He was formerly the linebackers coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers under coach Greg Schiano during the 2013 season.

That's it, other than a sidebar mention that he played strong safety at Allegheny College from '93 to '97. Doesn't this read like the background one would clumsily throw together when trying to fool a background check? Nobody's going to bother following up on this claim of working under Schiano. They'll just congratulate him on not being chokeslammed to death.

Oh, you say you remember him coaching at Rutgers, but how sure are you of that? Could you even identify the current Rutgers head coach? If I showed you a picture of Pierce Brosnan, would you be 100% certain he wasn't the losing coach from the Pinstripe Bowl?

So who IS this "Robb Smith?" Maybe a drinking buddy, maybe a member of an organized crime family Bielema currently owes thousands of dollars. Maybe just some random grocery store manager Arkansas grabbed to avoid giving the defensive coordinator job to Randy Shannon - who, it's worth noting, has a LENGTHY Wikipedia page. (Do not read it unless you are prepared for actual tragedy. Like, not just the "lost to USF" kind of tragedy.)

We just don't know. And until Arkansas is willing to give Wikipedia more than a few sentences, we can't assume he's not a dangerous shapeshifter, waiting to assume the form of a gryphon and steal our children. You know what to do, Razorback fans.

You know what to do.

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