If coach Sam Pittman is able to establish the kind of culture he wants at Arkansas, almost every game will have the feel of a trophy game. That’s what Arkansas is facing this week against LSU.

Pittman explained the importance of establishing a competitive culture on Wednesday’s SEC coaches media teleconference.

“I think every game is a big game for us, we are trying to establish our program,” Pittman said. “LSU is an outstanding program, we are looking forward to playing at home, a trophy game adds incentive to it.”

Pittman was asked if Arkansas could be over-hyped to play LSU.

“I don’t think so, we pretty much approach each game the same,” Pittman said. “Sure, it’s a big game, LSU, playing for the boot, but we are trying to approach it like we would any game.”

Trelon Smith is coming off what Pittman said was an “outstanding game” at Florida.

“We have got to get him the ball more, he’s tough, brings a lot to our program, I’m very proud of him,” Pittman said.

In terms of COVID-19, Pittman said he’s fine, and the Razorbacks have had some positives this week that will affect the team, but it’s still within the ratio to play vs. LSU.