Start the Arkansas Razorbacks quickly and eliminate all hope for Georgia Southern

This is the type of game that you can tell how well a coach can play the psychological game with his players.

Sam Pittman knows he has better talent than Georgia Southern.

He also knows the Razorbacks can’t just wallow in Razorback Stadium on Saturday afternoon and give the Eagles hope.

This is when you have problems.

“To be honest with you, I’m not at all worried about this and I’m not going to talk about it much,” Pittman said at his press conference on Monday.

Wednesday that had changed. He was not happy with the training the day before and he was sending a message to his players.

“I didn’t like the intensity,” he said of Tuesday’s practice.

He played the role all week in training the Georgia Southern players, who were beaten by Florida Atlantic last week, 38-6. Pittman said not to mind it.

“You can’t really catch up in 38-6 because Georgia Southern was leading 6-0 and had the opportunity to go up 13-0 and fumbled around the 7 or 8 yard line in the second quarter,” a- he said earlier. this week.

Pittman, who was the offensive line coach at Georgia before getting the job from the Hogs, even spoke of the southern Georgia region.

“They are tough,” he said. “They’re kind of like us, I think, they kind of have a little chip on their shoulders, and maybe they’re fighting for respect, and things of that nature.”

He also said falling behind early was the big thing.

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“It turned south for them, for me,” Pittman said, “I don’t know, I’m not their coach. After fumbling over there with an opportunity to go up two scores (that’s when things go have gone wrong). “

In case you were wondering, this is the talk of the coach because they stopped without saying it in so many words.

It’s the same as Texas did on Saturday night. Rice hadn’t given up the week before, mainly because the Hogs kept stumbling offensively.

All of this is why Pittman wants to avoid a slow start on Saturday. We’ll see if he can grab the players’ attention to avoid giving the Eagles hope.

This is the real test of a trainer.

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