Sam Pittman moves quickly to replace offensive line coach Brad Davis
It apparently doesn’t take very long to make an offensive line coaching hire in the SEC West.
One day after James Cregg was let go by LSU, Ed Orgeron turned around and hired Arkansas offensive line coach Brad Davis to replace Cregg. That left an opening on Sam Pittman’s staff but that position in Fayetteville wasn’t available for very long.
Pittman turned right around and has moved Cody Kennedy from tight end’s coach to offensive line coach in Fayetteville. This news was first reported by Trey Biddy of 247Sports.
Kennedy most recently served as the offensive line coach at Tulane during the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Southern Miss hired Kennedy to serve as its offensive line and run game coordinator this offseason but an offer to join Pittman’s program was too much to pass on so Kennedy left the Eagles not long after joining the program.
Pittman previously worked with Kennedy at Georgia during the 2018 season. Kennedy also has experience coaching offensive lines at West Georgia and North Carolina-Pembroke.
Two of Tulane’s linemen were honored as All-American Athletic Conference selections last season and two of his earned FCS All-American honors at West Georgia.
With Kennedy shifting over to coach the offensive line, Arkansas now has an opening at the tight end’s coaching position.