FAYETTEVILLE — Sam Pittman’s weekly information conference Monday dealt mainly with major enterprise about Saturday’s sport at LSU, the Arkansas Razorbacks’ penalty difficulties, his pending elevate and the team’s just-acquired bowl eligibility.
But the next-12 months University of Arkansas coach also had some pleasurable with topics like Larry the bowling ball and his wife Jamie’s switch at the interview podium on Saturday.
The Razorbacks (6-3, 2-3 SEC) clinched their initially bowl eligibility through standard NCAA specifications with previous Saturday’s 31-28 earn over No. 17 Mississippi Condition. Arkansas could be one of the groups in the dialogue for earning a place in one particular of the last few destinations the Higher education Football Playoff rankings by the collection committee tonight. Pittman claimed Saturday he thinks the Razorbacks belong in the CFP top rated 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 requested director of soccer operations Pat Doherty to obtain him a bowling ball very last week in anticipation of breaking out the shtick.
“He went someplace and he stated, ‘Man, they’re costly.’ So I explained, ‘Go down to the bowling alley and they may have just one or two laying close to,’ so he acquired Larry for $20,” Pittman reported. “I did actually.
“And it was wonderful because when he brought the bowling ball again, it experienced the title ‘Larry’ on it. And I considered it was wonderful.”
The UA’s social media crew captured the postgame moment and Pittman’s on-target roll of Larry through a parted sea of gamers in the locker place.
Pittman reported he was also aware of Jamie Pittman and his agent Judy Henry getting the podium Saturday night in the media room even though the bowling fun was going on in the locker room.
“I necessarily mean, I really don’t want to remark on it,” Pittman said. “I never know what Jamie’s carrying out up here. One day she asked a question when we were being at, I believe it was A&M. Jamie became a information reporter, and now she needs to arrive again right here and sit back in this article and smile and be pleased and we are going to roll out of right here with each other.”
Saturday’s gain activated an incentive clause in Pittman’s deal that guarantees a raise of $250,000 for…