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Georgia OL coach Sam Pittman named 34th head coach of Arkansas

The Razorbacks have their man.

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 03 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game - Georgia v North Carolina Photo by Jeffrey Vest/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Arkansas Razorbacks coaching search has come to an end, and it will be a familiar face returning to Fayetteville, as Arkansas has hired Georgia offensive line coach and former Razorbacks assistant, Sam Pittman.

This is Pittman’s first head coaching job, but he has been an assistant at the collegiate level since 1994, with stops at Northern Illinois, Cincinnati, Oklahoma, Western Michigan, Missouri, Kansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Georgia.

Perhaps more importantly is the fact that Pittman was Arkansas’ Recruiting Coordinator during his first stop in Fayetteville, so he has familiarity with recruiting.

There are always risks with a first-time head coach, but Pittman seems like the right man for the job at this juncture for the Razorbacks.