"I'm ready and our team is ready to play someone else," Smith said Thursday. "I know you guys (in the media) are probably ready, too."
Smith's best line came when someone asked about the potential for nasty weather as Hurricane Isaac rolled into Arkansas. Was he worried about the possibility of rain for the 6 p.m. Saturday opener with Jacksonville State?
Smith said he has faith in the weather forecast of the last 24 hours. Then added, "The sun always shines on the Hogs." Smith believes that the worst of the rain would be out of the area before game time.
"If not, then we will have some plans," he said. "I think there is always Plan B. We have a good (artificial surface) field. So that is going to be fine."
But if there is rain, both sides will alter their plans a bit.
"I think we'd throw it a little less and probably they would do the same," Smith said.
As far as play calling, Smith said his tendency is to help more on the defensive side than with the offense.
"It always depends on how things go, but I've had that tendency to interject more on defense, maybe more than I should," he said. "On offense, I might say something like, 'This might be a time for your best play-action call.' I might tell Paul (Petrino) something like, 'You got four downs here.' I'd remind him that he's in four-down territory."
Smith said there is a lot of familiarity to everything that is happening. He said the routine and regimen of fall camp and game week preparations are no different than the last three years when he arrived on Bobby Petrino's staff -- because it was the same routine he had as head coach.
"Really, it was the same when I got here," he said. "We do the same things that we've been doing for a long time, over and over. From the walk through to the clap sessions, it's been that way for 20-something years."
Smith said he caught some recorded glimpses of the CBS television look inside fall camp that aired on cable Wednesday night. CBS will be with the Hogs for six episodes of the one-hour show.
"I didn't see it (last night)," he said. "I did see some taped this morning, but not all of it. It was very, very positive for the Razorbacks. I thought the kids were great from what I saw. It will help us advertise our program. I heard through the grapevine -- through tweets -- that it was very good."