Arkansas Razorbacks aiming at goal together and other SEC news

photo Arkansas coach John L. Smith speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media day in Hoover, Ala. on Wednesday, July 18 , 2012.

HOOVER, Ala. - Four months ago, the Arkansas Razorbacks were being viewed as national championship contenders under coach Bobby Petrino.

Petrino is no longer in charge after misleading university officials in early April about his inappropriate relationship with a 25-year-old athletic department employee. Picking up the pieces has been John L. Smith, a former Razorbacks assistant who left Fayetteville after last season to take over at Weber State before returning.

"This is a program, and this is not about somebody leaving or somebody coming," Smith said Wednesday at SEC media days.