Friendly banter

Just a couple of opposing coaches joshing with each other

Arkansas coach Sam Pittman said he reached out to Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning this week, sending him a text message.

“I texted Dan Lanning (Monday) night and I told him he doesn’t need to put any more blitzes in because he can’t run them all anyway,” Pittman said.

“He sent me back 11, he drew it on a piece of paper and sent me back all 11 of them rushing. I said, ‘Hell, we’ve already seen that blitz.’ “

One of the funnier vibes this week is that the coaching staffs seem more at ease with each other than do the rabid online portions of their respective fan bases.


Filed under Arkansas Is Kind Of A Big Deal, Georgia Football

53 responses to “Friendly banter

  1. akascuba

    Hearing Lanning explain that exchange was very funny. Two guys that clearly like each other making a tuff week for friends easier. Would have liked to see the Pit Boss’s face when seeing the eleven man blitz on paper. Big ole belly laugh is my guess.

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  2. munsonlarryfkajim

    I hope we run that blitz for shits and giggle when we are up by 30 points

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  3. MillyDawg

    As a Dawg fan I want us to win convincingly but at the same time I don’t want Coach Pittman to look bad or have any negativity directed at him. It’s near impossible to root against the guy.

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  4. RangerRuss

    Saturday from noon until 3:30 or so all that buddy shit is forgotten. Even the nicest fellows know when it’s go time.
    “We might’ve had a lot in common. He might’ve liked to fish, ya know, he might’ve liked to hunt. Of course, they were doing what they were supposed to do and I was doing what I was supposed to do. But under different circumstances we might have been friends.”
    -Darrell “Shifty” Powers E/506/101st ABN

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  5. Texas Dawg

    Pittman needs to give lessons to Side Show Dan the Clown. You can be successful without being a total asshole.

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  6. Mary Columbia Cty Office

    Love Band of Brothers. I’m a 52 year old UGA grad with a history major. The greatest generation fought in the war and did what they had to do.

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  7. otto1980

    I’d like to hear the pregame 50 yard line chat between Kirby and Pittman.

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    Senator, you nailed it earlier in the week…Arkansas is playing with house money. It’s a good feeling.

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  9. I’m gonna get worked over pretty badly for this…but I want the Dawgs to come out on Saturday with machine precision…dominate on all sides of the ball…get the score high enough to have 2nd & 3rd stringers in and run never used and ill advised plays for practice. I want it to be informal and impersonal, just a giant tank crushing Razorback skulls under its tracks…we can shake hands and pat backs after we slaughter the hogs (I like Pittman too, but this is our fucking house)

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  10. practicaldawg

    Wild guess: no one sends Mullen friendly texts game week

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  11. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    To set expectations for Saturday’s hog visitors from the Dawgs, I’d like to quote Sheriff Buford T Justice…”I’m gonna bbq your ass in molasses!”

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  12. The Truth

    Y’all remember the Looney Tunes cartoon with the sheepdog and the wolf? The whistle blew to start work and the sheepdog beat the shit out of the wolf. The whistle blew to end work and they threw their arms around each other and said, “See you tomorrow.”

    We’re the Dawg.

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  13. Tony BarnFart

    Arkansas fans think they are going to manball and out-physical us to victory. This could be a long day for them. Bad matchup for the Hogs.

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    • akascuba

      I’m looking forward to how Monken attacks their 3-2-6 defense. I expect lots of sideline to sideline stuff showing their lack of depth with second half fatigue. Their starters are full of seniors and super seniors that play well on both sides of the ball. Not much behind that first line if Monken breaks it down it should get ugly if not we have a Dawg fight.

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    • The Truth

      I mean, I’m fully aware it was Vandy, but did they see how Jalen Carter tossed that Vandy OL aside with complete disdain? Out-physical?

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  14. bigjohnson1992

    All this friendly banter ends Saturday. We need to destroy Arkansas, Pittman or not.

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