George Pugh Resigns His UA Assistant Football
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – George Pugh has resigned his post as an assistant football coach at the University of Arkansas it was announced by UA head football coach Houston Nutt on Thursday.
“Due to personal reasons precipitated primarily by sensitive family concerns, I have regretfully resigned my assistant football coaching position on the University of Arkansas staff, effective immediately,” Pugh said. “I appreciate the opportunity provided to me by Coach Houston Nutt and the University of Arkansas. I wish the Razorback program the best in years to come.”
Pugh joined the Arkansas staff in 2001 as the wide receivers’ coach and recruiting coordinator. Last season, Pugh was in charge of the Razorbacks’ tight end corps.
“This morning I received a letter of resignation from George Pugh,” Nutt said. “I respect his decision to put family concerns as a priority in his future plans both on and off the football field. I regret that some may take his resignation as any sort of negative reflection on his coaching ability. I appreciate his efforts in working with our wide receivers and tight ends during his tenure. I’m grateful to George for all of his contributions to our program and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Nutt announced the search for a new assistant coach will begin immediately, but he didn’t specify a target date for filling the position.
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