Sam Pittman will reunite with an old boss of his.
Georgia has hired Pittman to coach its offensive line, linking him up with new offensive coordinator Jim Chaney. Chaney and Pittman have coached together at two previous stops -- at Tennessee in 2012 and at Arkansas during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
Pittman has developed a reputation as one of the top offensive line coaches in the country. Pittman's offensive lines have led the SEC in the fewest sacks allowed the past four years, going from his one year at Tennessee and the last three seasons at Arkansas. Since 2013, eight offensive linemen coached by Pittman have been drafted.
Pittman has scored two first-rounders -- North Carolina's Jonathan Cooper (seventh overall) in 2013 and Tennessee's Ju'Wuan James (19th overall) in 2014. Pittman was an associate head coach and offensive line coach at North Carolina from 2007-11 and coached Cooper before joining the Volunteers in 2012.
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Pittman also served as Arkansas' recruiting coordinator and could be a candidate to fill that role at Georgia.
Pittman will replace Rob Sale, who was Georgia's offensive line coach in 2015.
Georgia also announced that assistant coach Glenn Schumann will have a "defensive staff position."
Schumann, who will make $225,000 per season in his role, spent the past six seasons at Alabama in a player development/player personnel role.
"Glen did an outstanding job in several areas during his eight years at Alabama and he’ll be a great addition to our staff," Smart said. "Jim and Sam are highly respected nationally as individual coaches, but together we have a tandem that has worked alongside each other before in the SEC and been extremely productive and successful."