By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Pittman is in his first year at the school. Associate Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator Barry Odom will take over on an interim basis.
“Head Coach Sam Pittman has tested positive for COVID-19,” Arkansas said in a statement. “Coach Pittman was tested Sunday as part of the team’s normal protocol and he was informed this morning that his PCR test was positive. He is not symptomatic and is in self isolation at home. He retested this morning to confirm the results of Sunday’s test with those results still pending. All individuals, who are considered close contacts have been notified and will enter quarantine guidelines.
“Coach Pittman will follow SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force protocol for testing asymptomatic positives. Coach Pittman will continue to be a part of team meetings virtually while in isolation. Associate Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator Barry Odom will serve as the team’s interim head coach in Coach Pittman’s absence.”
Odom will lead the Razorbacks onto the field against the Florida Gators this Saturday at 6 pm at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. Pittman won his last game before the coronavirus positive test in a 24-13 win over the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
The 43-year-old Odom returns to being a head coach — even on an interim basis. He went 25-25 in four seasons as the Missouri Tigers head coach from 2016 through 2019, before being let go.
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