Arkansas hires Sam Pittman as next head coach

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas has hired Georgia assistant Sam Pittman as its head coach, giving the longtime offensive line coach his first chance to lead a college program.

Pittman, an Oklahoma native, has been coaching at the FBS level since 1994. He has been in the Southeastern Conference, including a three-year stint at Arkansas, since 2012.

He has spent the last four years at Georgia working for Kirby Smart.

Arkansas is coming off a 2-10 season that led to the firing of coach Chad Morris after less than two seasons.

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