Nation’s Youngest Head Coach Has Thoughts on Razorback Football’s Fluid Situation

Arkansas native Kris McCullough, a 28-year-old rising star in college football coaching, eyes what Sam Pittman is doing with the Hogs.

The youngest head coach in college football hails from Arkansas and has already been the subject of a feature story in The Athletic that was picked up and printed in the New York Times.

Kris McCullough’s Journey

Fairmont State in Fairmont, W.V., offered him the role of assistant special teams coach and running backs coach.

After one season at Fairmont State, the athletic director at East Central University in Ada, Okla., approached him about being the special teams coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Following the 2021 season, Wisconsin hired ECU’s head coach as its running backs coach, and East Central brass gave McCullough the keys to the program. At 26, he was the youngest head coach in college football.

Like most kids growing up in the state, Kris McCullough was a huge Razorback fan from Day 1.

Watching Arkansas Football from Afar

Now that he’s in the coaching profession, he understands what the coaches and administration are going through way more than he used to.

With Arkansas looking for an offensive coordinator, McCullough said that Hunter Yurachek should be looking for someone that can light up the scoreboard, referencing the Kevin Kelley tweet that recently made the rounds.

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