Episode 76: Scott Fountain
He’s regarded as a special teams savant, and one of the hardest workers in the business. And he just so happens to be Sam Pittman’s assistant head coach and special teams coordinator. Scott Fountain has been a part of four teams that have played for national titles, and has played a key role as a special teams coordinator for some unforgettable moments, including the “Kick Six.” Along the way, he’s coached alongside some of game’s best coaches, including Bobby Bowden, Mark Richt, Gene Chizik and Kirby Smart. Fountain’s career — one that began coaching high schoolers in his native Alabama — has led to him becoming one of the preeminent special teams coaches in the game. Now, it’s worth asking: What does that mean for Arkansas? If it’s true that “special teams wins championships,” then hiring a guru is a good place to start.