What Barry Odom said after Arkansas' lopsided loss at Florida, how Razorbacks will respond
Arkansas had a tough 63-35 loss at Florida on Saturday in a reunion for QB Feleipe Franks since he transferred from Florida after last season. The Razorbacks also did it without coach Sam Pittman, who stayed home because he tested positive early in the week for COVID-19.
Defensive coordinator Barry Odom served as interim coach in Pittman’s place. After the game, he shared thoughts with the media about the game.
“I hate it we couldn’t get a win for Razorback Nation, I hate it we couldn’t get it for Coach Pittman,” Odom said. “Credit to Florida, really, really explosive, experienced team, probably deserving of every accolade and ranking that they’ve got. I was impressed with them, trying to game plan against them and then on the field. They’re good in every area. Proud of the team for fighting, I wish we could’ve played there to win the game, and got away from us early in the first half.”
Odom added that Franks played an excellent game.
“As a mature, competitive player he is, he showed his true colors coming back and playing so well,” Odom said. “And the offense around him did a nice job stepping up. We’ll regroup. I’ve talked to our team inside about life is made up of a series of moments and are not defined by one single moment. Just like we won’t be defined by this moment, we’re defined with how we respond to this.”
Barry Odom: “I hate that we couldn’t get a win for Razorback nation, coach Pittman…” pic.twitter.com/8Qpvo61XrV
— Kyle Deckelbaum (@KATVKyle) November 15, 2020