FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas coaches think Michael Smith can do more with less.
Ideally, the junior tailback’s workload in the running game and as a blocker will be scaled back. By doing that, Smith should be fresher, later in games and be in position to better use his versatility.
Smith has emerged as a serious playmaker for the Razorbacks offense so far. He finished with 157 all-purpose yards in last week’s 49-14 loss to Alabama, making plays as a runner and receiver.
Getting additional Arkansas running backs involved – particularly in the running game – is a focal point this week as the Razorbacks (2-1) prepare for No. 7 Texas. Smith doesn’t have the frame to withstand pounding game after game.