Departing staff, players: Arkansas won't lack talent for new coach

FAYETTEVILLE (Arkansas News Bureau) -- Salaries, facilities, infrastructure and support are the biggest attractions for candidates as they contemplate opportunities at other school. But as Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long continues his search for the next coach there is one other aspect to consider: What will the head Hog have to work with in 2013?

Haynes and the rest of the outgoing Arkansas coaches -- who probably won't be around the program much longer -- are confident they haven't left the cupboard bare as the Razorbacks try to rebound from a 4-8 record. Former Arkansas coach John L. Smith pointed to the number of young players that played key roles as a telling sign there is plenty of talent returning next season.

"There's a lot of good young kids out there so this program has bright future and will hang together as well," Smith said last Friday. "They are good young men and I love them all. There is a nice future ahead. Like I told them, whatever they do in life just go battle like you have this last year they have in everything you do."

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