Arkansas soccer mentor Sam Pittman agrees to new contract spiced with balance

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Arkansas football mentor Sam Pittman is at his aspiration occupation, so he and his new agent, Jimmy Sexton, used that in deal negotiations that have finished with a new agreement and a non-contend clause for Pittman.

The clause implies he will not accept a further job.

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Head Soccer Coach Sam Pittman of the Arkansas Razorbacks calls the Hogs in the course of a basketball video game from the South Carolina Gamecocks at Bud Walton Arena on January 18, 2022 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Razorbacks defeated the Gamecocks 75-59. 

“It’s going to have a non-contend clause in it, and that is about all I’ll say about it until (it is launched in total),” Pittman reported Saturday. “I’m glad it does. It will allow us to recruit. There are a lot of various things in recruiting, but one particular of them happens to be balance. They can hearth me when they get superior and prepared to, but I can’t depart. Don’t want to anyhow, so we’re applying that.”

Pittman, 60, was Arkansas’ associate head coach and offensive line mentor from 2013-15. He also has a Razorback statue exterior his lake home.

Facts have not been launched, but Pittman mentioned other phrases have been settled. Sexton, who grew to become Pittman’s agent final 12 months, experienced asked Arkansas to give Pittman a seven-yr deal truly worth roughly $50 million, or $7.14 million a calendar year, previous December.

For a long time, Sexton has represented some of the greatest paid college or university football coaches in the nation. Among the his existing clientele are Alabama coach Nick Saban ($9.75 million a year), Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher ($9 million), Ole Miss’ Lane Kiffin ($7.25 million) and Georgia’s Kirby Good ($7.1 million).


Arkansas coach Sam Pittman walks the sideline during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Tennessee on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. 

Arkansas coach Sam Pittman walks the sideline through the 1st 50 percent of the team’s NCAA school soccer match versus Tennessee on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. 
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Pittman had a wage of $3 million last yr in his 2nd period as Arkansas’ coach for 12th in the 14-workforce Southeastern Convention. Just after a 3-7 year in his 1st calendar year in 2020, he led the Razorbacks to a 9-4 year in 2021 with a 4-4 finish in the SEC.

Arkansas defeat Penn Point out, 24-10, in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 in the Razorbacks’ first common New Year’s Day bowl since the 2011 period when they defeat Kansas Point out 29-16 in the Cotton Bowl. The 9 wins very last calendar year have been the most for Arkansas because it went 11-2 in that 2011 year beneath mentor Bobby Petrino.

Immediately after the 2019 year, Pittman inherited a software that experienced 3 straight dropping seasons and was 4-20 total and -16 in its former two seasons.

“I have agreed to what they’ve offered, and they agreed when I agreed,” Pittman claimed soon after his team’s scrimmage that served as its spring activity on Saturday. “So, I really don’t know what all that implies. Do you? I agreed. They agreed. So, I guess that means we agreed.”

Questioned how he felt about it, Pittman said, “Amazing. Brilliant.”

Arkansas experienced three wins in excess of rated groups final time — 40-21 around No. 15 Texas, 20-10 around No. 7 Texas A&M and 31-28 more than No. 17 Mississippi Condition. The Hogs also missing a thriller at No. 2 Alabama, 42-34, and 52-51 at No. 17 Ole Skip.

Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman, center, gestures on the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against LSU, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark.

Arkansas head mentor Sam Pittman, heart, gestures on the sideline throughout the 2nd fifty percent of an NCAA university soccer video game against LSU, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark.
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Pittman was scheduled to make $3.25 million in 2022, according to his authentic agreement.

Pittman explained Arkansas is a person of the uncommon applications in the place with the exact head mentor, offensive coordinator (Kendal Briles) and defensive coordinator (Barry Odom) headed into a third straight season.

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“We’re attempting to offer this deal as steadiness,” he stated.

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