How Sam Pittman and his fellow Arkansas coaches ushered in a historic athletic era

Written by ESPN Staff Writer Dave Wilson

In September 2021, Sam Pittman smiled as he sat at the table for his post-game interview after Arkansas won Texas A&M in Arlington, Texas, ending a nine-year losing streak for the Aggies, their longtime rivals in SEC (and SWC).

Pittman understood the significance of the win, a major hurdle overcome in his rebuilding of a Razorbacks football program that had won seven games and lost 27 in the previous three seasons, two 2-10 seasons under Chad Morris, and a 3-season run. to 7 in Pittman’s first year.

He pointed to the back of the room, to two men he said had inspired him.

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