Arkansas AD announces new head coach hire with fantastic video
The Arkansas Razorbacks have officially announced the hire of Sam Pittman as its 34th coach in program history.
Pittman has recently been Georgia’s offensive line coach, but now, he’s returning to Fayetteville in a solid hire by the Razorbacks. Pittman previously coached the Hogs’ offensive line and coordinated its recruiting efforts from 2013-15 before leaving for Georgia. He built a big, physical offensive line that has seen tremendous drop off in recent years.
Pittman is beloved by current and former players, and he’s known as an ace recruiter. He’ll immediately give recruiting a boost for the Hogs as the Early Signing Period nears.
The Hogs new head coach became the focus of the coaching search Sunday, and after weeks of waiting, Arkansas has a new head hog.
The longtime assistant has coached at many difference programs across the country: offensive line coach at Northern Illinois (1994-95, 2003-06), Cincinnati (1996), Oklahoma (1997-98), Western Michigan (1999), Missouri (2000), Kansas (2001) and North Carolina (2007-10).
Arkansas athletic director Hunter Yurachek tweeted out an incredible video with Pittman’s patented “yes sir:”
Excited to OFFICIALLY announce Sam Pittman as our new Head Football Coach. Great days ahead for the Hogs with Sam and Jamie as a part of the Razorback family again! #OneRazorback pic.twitter.com/763JrRrpaR
— Hunter Yurachek (@HunterYurachek) December 9, 2019