Tom Murphy is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 football poll. Murphy was the 2017 Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year.
Pittman receptive to Gundy's scrimmage idea
Head Coach Sam Pittman watches practice Thursday, April 1, 2021, at the practice field on the campus in Fayetteville. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/David Gottschalk)
Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy, asked about scheduling a spring scrimmage against other teams in the future, indicated he would be willing to do it.
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“It would be good for us to scrimmage Arkansas,” Gundy said Tuesday. “You’ve got Nebraska. You’ve got [Texas] A&M.”
Gundy said the Cowboys’ recent spring scrimmages haven’t been exciting formats for the fans because the team didn’t have enough depth.
Arkansas Coach Sam Pittman sounded receptive to the idea.
“I’d be way more interested in doing it this year than I would have last year, if there was no covid I’m saying,” Pittman said. “Different people do spring ball differently. So, I don’t know that I’d be for that in the first year, but after that I think it could be beneficial, I think.
“It could be beneficial to scrimmage somebody … that you wouldn’t play them for at least five or more years. But I think someone asked coach [Gundy] about that, I thought he gave a great answer on that.”
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