Kirk Herbstreit explains why Sam Pittman deserves serious consideration for SEC Coach of the Year award
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 3-3 after a strong win over Tennessee on Saturday night. To many schools, 3-3 might not seem like something to celebrate.
But, for a team like the Hogs, who went 2-10 each of the past 2 seasons, this 3-3 record shows that the team is already improving under first-year head coach Sam Pittman.
On Sunday morning, ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit took to Twitter to say Auburn’s competitiveness should have Pittman as a strong candidate for the SEC Coach of the Year award:
Sam Pittman deserves SERIOUS consideration for SEC coach of the year-Let’s see how @RazorbackFB finish the year-But this team was 4-20 last 2 years & currently are 3-3 (very easily could be 4-2 Aub).
More importantly they’re just COMPETING, playing PHYSICAL & playing as a UNIT!
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) November 8, 2020
It’s hard to argue that the Hogs aren’t one of the SEC’s most-improved teams, as they also went 0-16 the past 2 seasons in SEC play under former coach Chad Morris.
Pittman has injected life into the Arkansas program, and we’ll see if the Hogs can continue to rack up wins in the second half of the 2020 season.