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Sam Pittman tests positive for COVID-19

Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman has tested positive for COVID-19, the program announced Monday. Pittman's positive resulted as part of the team's regular Sunday testing rounds.

Arkansas says Pittman is currently asymptomatic and in isolation. He will maintain his duties from afar while associate head coach and defensive coordinator Barry Odom serves as interim head coach.

The Razorbacks are scheduled to visit No. 6 Florida on Saturday and then host LSU on Nov. 28.

Pittman would not be the first head coach to miss a game this season. Florida State, Purdue, Kansas and Southern Miss have all played without their respective head coaches this season. Nick Saban nearly missed Alabama's showdown with Georgia before testing out of quarantine.

In his first season in Fayetteville, Pittman has coached himself into SEC and national coach of the year consideration. Inheriting a team that endured two straight winless SEC seasons, Pittman has the Hogs at 3-3 this season with victories over Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Tennessee, the latter of which saw Arkansas erase a 13-0 halftime deficit to earn a 24-13 victory.

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