FAYETTEVILLE — Sam Pittman’s weekly news meeting Monday dealt mainly with major small business about Saturday’s game at LSU, the Arkansas Razorbacks’ penalty challenges, his pending increase and the team’s just-acquired bowl eligibility.
But the 2nd-yr College of Arkansas coach also had some entertaining with subject areas like Larry the bowling ball and his wife Jamie’s change at the job interview podium on Saturday.
The Razorbacks (6-3, 2-3 SEC) clinched their first bowl eligibility by using ordinary NCAA requirements with past Saturday’s 31-28 earn around No. 17 Mississippi Point out. Arkansas will surely could be a single of the groups in the conversation for earning a location in one of the last couple locations the Faculty Football Playoff rankings by the choice committee tonight. Pittman explained Saturday he thinks the Razorbacks belong in the CFP best 25.
Pittman celebrated the program’s sixth acquire with a corny introduction to “Larry,” the bowling ball, which he actually rolled in the joyous locker place.
Pittman asked director of football operations Pat Doherty to come across him a bowling ball final 7 days in anticipation of breaking out the shtick.
“He went somewhere and he reported, ‘Man, they are pricey.’ So I mentioned, ‘Go down to the bowling alley and they may possibly have just one or two laying all-around,’ so he bought Larry for $20,” Pittman claimed. “I did essentially.
“And it was terrific since when he brought the bowling ball back, it experienced the identify ‘Larry’ on it. And I thought it was wonderful.”
The UA’s social media team captured the postgame second and Pittman’s on-goal roll of Larry as a result of a parted sea of gamers in the locker room.
Pittman said he was also conscious of Jamie Pittman and his agent Judy Henry getting the podium Saturday night in the media place though the bowling fun was going on in the locker area.
“I indicate, I do not want to remark on it,” Pittman claimed. “I do not know what Jamie’s carrying out up below. One day she requested a concern when we have been at, I assume it was A&M. Jamie grew to become a information reporter, and now she demands to appear back again in this article and sit again in this article and smile and be delighted and we’ll roll out of below…