Georgia OL coach Pittman likely to be named new Arkansas HC

Ruben Hill
December 9, 2019

New front entrance to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium of the Arkansas Razorbacks before a game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Razorback Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Razorbacks have reportedly finalized their head coaching hire on Sunday evening.

Pittman was the assistant head coach, offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at Arkansas from 2013-15 before joining Kirby Smart at Georgia. Several former Arkansas players, some of whom have played in the National Football League, have sent letters of support to Arkansas officials expressing support for Pittman.

This will be Pittman's first job as a college football head coach. "As one of the nation's premier offensive line coaches, he has built a remarkable body of work thanks to his tremendous passion for his student-athletes, including teaching the fundamentals and developing his players on and off the field". In 2016, he left for Georgia, where he spent the past four seasons as the Bulldogs' offensive line coach. In his previous tenure, Sam and his wife Jamie fell in love with the state of Arkansas and with Razorback fans. He's likely getting a decent raise to be Arkansas' head coach. Arkansas fired former coach Chad Morris on November 10, midway through his second season with the program, and Pittman picked up steam as Arkansas' leading candidate over the last 24 hours following Georgia's SEC Championship Game loss to LSU.

Pittman's hiring would be a welcome reunion for the 48-year-old.

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