First year Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman joins Matt to talk getting the job, his career to this point and his first spring getting cut short due to coronavirus. How are he and his staff staying connected with the guys?
“Well we have two coach’s Zoom meetings. One in the morning, One in the evening,” Pittman said. “We are writing a lot of letters. Doing some recruiting, and meeting with our players for the two hours a week on Zoom.”
What was appealing to Pittman about Feleipe Franks?
“One that he had done it before, and at a high level,” Pittman said. “He’s got a cannon for an arm. He can run, probably a 4.7 guy. We needed someone who could play.”
Pittman talks his decision to hire Kendall Briles, and his vision for the offense.
Pittman has been a journeyman. 17 stops in over 30 years. When did he realize he was ready to be a head coach?
“Probably when I was at Georgia. I have taken jobs in my career where I thought ‘Am I ready for this,'” Pittman said. “Being with all the head coaches I’ve been with, and then going with Kirby, Kirby was a new head coach too. I realized I was ready to be a head coach. I didn’t really think about it until the Arkansas thing started coming up.”
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