Arkansas coach Sam Pittman was asked about Hudson Clark on Wednesday in the coach’s final press conference before Liberty visits on Saturday. That part isn’t unusual.
The question was prefaced by something most Hogs fans who are on Twitter already know: Clark catches a lot of heat on social media. The question was, ostensibly, why some segments of the Razorbacks’ fan base treat him that way. After all, Clark has been the team’s most consistent member of the secondary this year and is a two-year starter.
“He’s an accountable kid. He’s gotten better each and every year,” Pittman said. “He’s one of the most reliable guys we have on the team. We feel very comfortable to put him at either one of those spots.”
Clark was named Arkansas’ nominee for the Burlsworth Trophy earlier in the week. He has 32 tackles, an interception, two forced fumbles for the Razorbacks this season. Pittman and defensive coordinator moved him from cornerback to safety when Arkansas lacked depth there because of injury.
Pittman had simple advice for Clark and just about anyone who may read into such social media nonsense.
“I always tell folks if you don’t know people, why would you care what their opinion is about you,” Pittman said. “There’s some disgruntled people in this world and there’s some happy people. The ones that are disgruntled, they don’t know you. It’s probably best not to listen to them.”