Former Arkansas TE Hunter Henry endorses Sam Pittman hiring: 'I'm pumped, man'
Former Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry knows new Razorbacks head coach Sam Pittman quite well.
Henry played at Arkansas from 2013-15, which overlapped with Pittman’s time as the offensive line coach as he held that position with the Razorbacks for all three of those seasons. And Henry is excited for Pittman to have an opportunity to lead the Arkansas program, as the Los Angeles Chargers tight end shared with Sports Illustrated’s Jason Hirschhorn.
“I’m pumped, man,” Henry told Hirschhorn. “He was the O-line coach when I was there for three years. He’s a stud. I’m looking forward to seeing what he does. Awesome recruiter. I’ve got two brothers there, so I’m excited to see what they think about him and where the program’s going. Obviously, we’ve got a long way to go as a program. If there’s anybody that can do it, I think Sam Pittman can do it.”
Pittman was introduced as Arkansas’ new head coach on Monday. He succeeds Chad Morris, who went 4-18 in two seasons before getting fired following a 2-8 start this season.
This is the first time Pittman will be a head coach since he led Hutchinson Community College (Kan.) from 1992-93. He’s a longtime college assistant, most recently serving as Georgia’s offensive line coach from 2016-19.