Sam Pittman

Tide interest nets Hogs assistant sizable raise


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.

Red River Rivalry blacked out for some DISH subscribers in Texas

Dish Network
1 Comment

Today one of college football’s biggest rivalry games will be shown to DISH customers in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and seven other regions in Texas. The reason? Television contract disputes between Tegna and DISH.

Tegna is the largest independent owner of NBC and CBS affiliates in the country, including NBC affiliates in Denver, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Phoenix. The company is in a continued dispute with DISH related to fee disputes, per Variety.

“Our position has been simple: The same fundamental terms that allowed us to reach deals with distributors nationwide should serve as the basis for our deal with Dish,” a statement from Tegna said. “Rather than accepting that fair, market-based approach, Dish has refused to reach an agreement and once again is preventing its customers from accessing valued channels, even as customers continue to pay for that content.”

Now the dispute carries a concern for some fans wanting to watch Oklahoma and Texas this afternoon.

This should go over well, although there may be some Texas fans who may not want to witness what happens to the Longhorns anyway.

Maryland going back to Perry Hills at QB vs. Buckeyes

Perry Hills
1 Comment

Heading into what could be his final game as head coach of the Maryland Terrapins, Randy Edsall will reportedly go with Perry Hills as his starting quarterback.

Hills, a junior, got the start for the first two games of the season but the leash was short. Edsall made a change to Caleb Rowe following a loss at home to Bowling Green. Hills has completed 52.9 percent of his passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. Rowe has been a disaster at the position, completing just 44.0 percent of his attempts for 428 yards, four touchdowns and an astounding 12 interceptions in five games. Daxx Garman has struggled as well with a completion percentage of just 33.0.

Maryland take son No. 1 Ohio State this afternoon in Columbus.