"Gary was a great friend of the football program and he's a great coach," said Smith, who can hold his own on the court. "I'm sure everyone's going to miss that fist pump. He's done some great things for the university over the years so he's definitely going to be missed. As far as the new coach coming in, you know he did a great job in the Big 12 at Texas A&M. He's a young, exciting coach and hopefully that's going to help with recruiting and hopefully getting the right guys in."