Sam Pittman opens up about his preferred nickname, and a failed nickname attempt for his wife
Sam Pittman has plenty of nicknames, but Greg McElroy is trying to find out which one he likes the most.
“I like the Boss Hog, I like Pitt Boss,” Pittman said on McElroy’s “Always College Football” podcast. “I called my wife Mama Hog, she hated it. I don’t know why, so that’s out.”
About his own nickname, Pittman said, “I don’t know what it is, as long as it doesn’t have cuss words in it, I’m happy with whatever they call me.”
Pittman has reason to be in a good mood as Arkansas is coming off of a 9-4 record, which was Arkansas’ first winning record since 2016. He said the key is to get buy in from the players, and let them know you care about them.
“I said when I walked in the door, you didn’t choose me, but I chose you,” Pittman said. “I’m not trying to run anybody out of here, and I’m also not trying to keep anybody. I want somebody who wants to be on the program, be proud to be a Razorback. But it all started, honestly, with the hiring of coaches that believed in the same thing I did. We’re all on the same page.”