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Georgia assistant Sam Pittman hired by Arkansas

Pittman has been the lineman coach for the Bulldogs and has previously coached at Arkansas.
Credit: AP
Arkansas' Sam Pittman watches his players run off the field during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas won 54-46 in four overtimes. (AP Photo/Samantha Baker)

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.