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The time that Sam Pittman turned down Nick Saban
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Before Sam Pittman was the head coach at Arkansas, he was considered one of college football’s top offensive line coaches.

In 2013, Pittman accepted the offensive line coaching position at Arkansas. He was just weeks into his job when Nick Saban offered him the opportunity to come to Alabama. During a recent appearance on The Saturday Down South Podcast, Pittman recounted how one voicemail helped him make his decision to stay at Arkansas.

“The reasons were many, but one was I had just gotten to Arkansas. I had publicly said that this was the greatest job at that point in my coaching career. I hadn’t been here maybe 3 or 4 weeks. I had called my mother and had talked to her about it. I got a call back. She must’ve woke up and couldn’t sleep. She left me a message and it just said, ‘I don’t know how hard you’re thinking about this, but I didn’t raise a son that would commit to a place and 4 weeks later, leave,’” Pittman said.

“She said, ‘So I don’t think what you were talkin’ about with it being Coach Saban, it’s Alabama, has anything to do with those kids. I didn’t raise a son that would leave them.’ To be honest with you, that was the last straw.

“I looked at my wife, Jamie, and I said, ‘Well, we can put that thought out of our mind.’”

Things ultimately worked out well for all parties involved. Alabama would hire Mario Cristobal, who held the position through the 2016 season before leaving to become Oregon’s offensive coordinator in 2017 and head coach in 2018. Pittman remained at Arkansas through 2015 before taking the offensive line position at Georgia for three seasons (2016-18) and then returning to UA as the head coach of the Razorbacks.


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Drizzt
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This makes me like Sam Pittman


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Was he thinking about eating him?


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DuckTalesLOL
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This makes me like Sam Pittman


There's no reason to not like Sam Pittman, but I'm glad you've joined the team.


Razorback Reverend
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Glad he is here.. Have a feeling he will get us to much more than respectable and then go hand out on lake hamilton until he is called over yonder!


JackHoly
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coach aint wrong


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TiderNAL
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Worked out ok for Alabama IIRC. I like Pittman though, seems like a solid dude.


JackHoly
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I just thnki coch is solid


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Ted2010
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Worked out well for for both parties. Pittman seems like a good guy.










It’s a shame Arky is a coaches graveyard


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Razorback Reverend
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But is it though.

The times that we have had good/great coaches.

1. Broyles- Became AD
2. Hatfield- Did extremely well, got into it with broyles had more 10/2 records than any...
3. Lou Holtz- Politics busted him... racism alledged... 11/1, 10/2 was his tops...Just couldn't help himself with Jessee helms
4. HDN, Several 9 win seasons, one 10... and mediocre the rest. Cheated with a local new reporter, Liar, Deciever, scum bag...
5. Bobby Petrino, 10-3, 11/2 his last 2 season prior to getting ridden by a harlot on a harley.

Dude, When someoen wins 10 games at arkansas, and continues to hold steady for a longer period. they get a monument. Not a graveyard. Just need someone to actually work for 3.5 to 4 million a year.



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Boss


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tBacon
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drink for drink it would be fun


tBacon
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I dont want a competition


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dchog
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A graveyard job is Vandy or Wake Forest. We aren't even close to that status historically.

The problem has been clown leadership hiring clown coaches like Nutt and Morris.


tBacon
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When did I say I'd take that


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JoseyWalesTheOutlaw
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No doubt,,,Sam has a handful of NC rings


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No doubt,,,Sam has a handful of NC rings



So what your saying is, Mom doesn't always know best.


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Stonehog
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The problem has been clown leadership hiring clown coaches like Nutt and Morris.


Nutt is the best coach we’ve had since the 80’s. Petrino was a flash in the pan with two good seasons, but losers still like him because he had sex with a younger woman and they think that’s amazing.


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