Sam Pittman updates Barry Odom's future at Arkansas as Hogs shift to bowl prep
Sam Pittman revealed on a media teleconference that defensive coordinator Barry Odom was with him on Sunday recruiting in Texas, and that the Arkansas coach expects his coordinators to coach in the Liberty Bowl.
Odom was reportedly a top candidate at Tulsa in recent days, but reports suggest that Odom is no longer in the mix. Jonathan Huskey, who is a sports anchor/reporter at the CBS affiliate in Tulsa, Oklahoma reported: “I’m told Barry Odom and the school could not come to an agreement on contract terms. He had been the favorite this morning, now appears to be out.”
Odom reportedly interviewed for the job last week, and it could have been a reunion of sorts since Odom played high school football in Oklahoma before he was a linebacker at Missouri.
During a Liberty Bowl teleconference, Sam Pittman said he is currently on a recruiting trip in Texas with DC Barry Odom.
Asked if he expects his coordinators to coach the Razorbacks in the bowl game, Pittman said, “I do.”
— Matt Jones (@MattJonesADG) December 4, 2022
Update on the Tulsa football coaching search:
I’m told Barry Odom and the school could not come to an agreement on contract terms. He had been the favorite this morning, now appears to be out.
— Jonathan Huskey (@jonathanhuskey) December 4, 2022
Sam Pittman addresses rumors about defensive coordinator Barry Odom on the Liberty Bowl teleconference. Says he is about to go into a recruit’s home in Texas for a visit.
“Old boy sitting next to me is Barry Odom.”
— Christina Long (@christinalong00) December 4, 2022