Mother knows best: Sam Pittman explains why he turned down a job at Alabama
Sam Pittman, head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks, has been known to have a quote-worthy moment or 2.
Well, the coach added another one this week. While speaking to reporters about his team’s upcoming game with the Alabama Crimson Tide, it was mentioned that Pittman turned down a job offer from the Tide back in 2013.
When pressed as to why the offer was rejected, Pittman stated: “You know, I loved it here as an assistant coach… I gave Brett (Bielema) my word, and the kids, ya know, I was their coach. It hadn’t been but about 5 or 6 weeks, I can’t remember, wasn’t very long.”
However, in typical Pittman fashion, he had a little more to say. “Then I called my mom, and she said she didn’t raise a son that would do that. So I said yes ma’am, and that was the end of it.”
It certainly seems like Pittman made the right choice. After a strong 9-4 season in 2021, the Razorbacks have started 2022 with a 3-1 record. The team will play host to Alabama on Saturday.
— Courtney Mims (@MimsCourtney) September 27, 2022