Sam Pittman can afford to buy even more gifts during the holiday season.

The Arkansas head coach has maxed out his automatic raise increase by beating Missouri 34-17 on Friday. The Razorbacks are now 8-4 and 4-4 in the SEC in Pittman’s second season. The hire was questioned when it was made following the 2019 season. However, Pittman, who made no secret about wanting the job, has surpassed even optimistic expectations.

Pittman’s total compensation will now be $3.75 million in 2022, according to USA Today’s Steve Berkowitz.

“Arkansas coach Sam Pittman adds another $250,000 to his automatic raise for his next contract year as Razorbacks beat Missouri for their 8th win of the season,” Berkowitz wrote. “Pittman has maxed out with a $750,000 pay increase that will move his comp to $3.75 million.”

Arkansas is Pittman’s only head coaching position at a 4-year university. The well-respected offensive line coach had been known as a key assistant for several programs but was only a head coach for two season at Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College in 1992 and 1993.