by Chris Bahn
Posted 2/26/2013 09:03 am
Updated 9 months ago
University of Arkansas offensive line coach Sam Pittman has yet to coach a game and already has received a raise and contract extension.
Pittman, according to documents released by the UA in response to a Freedom of Information Act Request, will earn $500,000 annually and received an additional two years on his contract. He was hired in December at $275,000 with a deal that ran through June 30, 2014.
Razorback Coach Bret Bielema said last week on his radio show that several coaches had been approached by other schools and Jeff Long worked to improve salary packages. Pittman was reportedly approached by BCS champion Alabama.
Pittman now ranks third on the salary list for Arkansas assistant coaches.
For the first time, salaries for Razorbacks football assistant coaches has topped $3 million.