AD Hunter Yurachek explains what made Sam Pittman a good fit for Arkansas job
The Arkansas Razorbacks have been one of the feel-good stories of the 2020 college football season.
As things stand now, they’re 2-2 and could be 3-1 if not for a controversial ending against Auburn. Their 2 wins match their total from each of the past 2 seasons, and since they both have come against SEC foes, it’s even more impressive for a team that had been 0-16 against SEC squads the past 2 seasons.
On Monday afternoon, Arkansas AD Hunter Yurachek joined “The Paul Finebaum Show” and said that first-year coach Sam Pittman’s eagerness to be at Arkansas was what made him attractive for the job:
Arkansas AD @HunterYurachek: “Sam Pittman wanted to be the head coach at the University of Arkansas. He was not scared about taking over a program that had two straight 2-10 seasons. He embraced that challenge."
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) October 26, 2020
Arkansas was an absolute mess when Pittman took over, but he took on the massive challenge with a smile on his face. The results have followed quickly.
Pittman was an assistant at Arkansas from 2013 to 2015, so he already had ties to the program. It seems he’s happy with his job and plans on being around a long time.