Replacing Sam Pittman Will Be No Easy Task for Georgia

Sam Pittman
Sam Pittman is the new coach at Arkansas after a few successful years as an assistant at Georgia. | Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Georgia's offensive line has long been one of the country's best, and it certainly helps when you have a coaching guru pulling the strings.

Sam Pittman has excelled in his role as the Dawgs' offensive line coach, and he's parlayed that success into a head coaching gig, having agreed to take over at Arkansas.

Pittman can coach, he can recruit, and clearly, he has the respect of players. While it may not be immediately apparent, his departure is a huge loss for the Dawgs.

The fact that Pittman excelled in recruiting could also be devastating for Georgia, who have ranked among the best in the nation in terms of recruiting classes throughout much of the past decade.

It's hard to find someone better suited to construct an offensive line than Pittman, who has coached since 1987 and specialized in the trenches, getting his first offensive line coaching gig in 1991.

Pittman boasts experience most college coaches could only dream to have under their belt, and he's bringing that with him to Fayetteville.

Arkansas have landed themselves a brilliant football mind, and his absence will surely be felt in Athens.