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Tide interest nets Hogs assistant sizable raise

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In Alabama’s search for a new offensive line coach, Arkansas’ Sam Pittman was mentioned as a potential candidate to fill the vacancy.

While the job ultimately went to Mario Cristobal, Pittman didn’t exactly leave the rumor mill empty-handed.

According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Pittman has received a two-year contract extension from UA in response to the Tide sniffing around.  Pittman is now signed through the 2016 season.

Additionally, Pittman’s salary will be bumped to an average of $500,000 annually. ¬†Under the terms of his old contract, Pittman had been scheduled to earn $275,000, which means just the rumors of interest on the part of another school netted Pittman a raise of nearly 100 percent.

Pittman has been at UA for just over two months, brought over from Tennessee as part of Bret Bielema‘s first Razorbacks coaching staff.

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3 Responses to “Tide interest nets Hogs assistant sizable raise”
  1. tigersgeaux says: Feb 26, 2013 11:28 AM

    That is a neat thing to do. Have a friend or contact with the Crimson Tide sniff around like they are interested and get a pay raise of about 25oK. Wow. Next rumors will get out that LSU is sniffing around an Ole Miss coach and his pay will double and he will get a contract extension. Then Texas will sniff around A&M and the A&M coach will get a raise. Sounds like a real good gimick for a pay raise.

    I am obviously reading far too much into this, but it does look like this happens quite often. I doubt it is really orchestrated, I tend not to be that suspicious, but it happens so much, that sooner or later some coach who wants a pay raise and a contract extension will do that and who will know?

  2. LasseterRTR says: Feb 26, 2013 12:36 PM

    Holy smokes!!! He got a $225,000 raise just because Alabama showed interest in him? Wouldn’t it be cool if all jobs were like that? For instance Billy the McDonald’s employee shows up to work with a Burger King application in his hand and his boss finds out they gave it to him and told him they MIGHT be interested in having him come flip burgers for them, so his boss gives him a raise from $7 hr to $14 hr…

  3. canetic says: Feb 26, 2013 12:50 PM

    Maybe Nick Saban could do me a solid and call my boss and tell him he wants to hire me. I could use a raise.

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