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Jon Gruden, Kirk Herbstreit highlight Touchdown Club speakers

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It has long been known that the Little Rock Touchdown Club gathers famous speakers.

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Looks like 2022 will be no exception.

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David Buzzel, Club President, and George Macris Jr., CEO of Simmons First National Corporation, lineup announced this week. It features several current and former Razorbacks, as well as national media analysts and American football greats from previous generations.

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The club began its work in 2004 and has over 500 members. Meetings are held at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Little Rock, where lunch starts at 11 a.m.

You can see the full list of speakers below and get more information about the club. here.

Sam Pittman – August 15

July 20, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman is shown on stage during SEC Media Days at the College Football Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanin-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas head coach

Kirk Herbstrait – August 22

January 1, 2022; Pasadena, California, USA; ESPN broadcaster Kirk Herbstrait during the 2022 Rose Bowl at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN American Football Analyst

John Gruden – August 30

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach John Gruden holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl XXXVIII against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California on January 26, 2003.

Former Raiders and Bucs coach, former NFL analyst.

Ed Orgeron – September 9

Ed Orgeron
Ed Orgeron

(Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Former coach of LSU and Ole Miss.

Paul Feinbaum – September 12

January 1, 2019; Orlando, Florida, USA; SEC Network analyst Paul Finebaum speaks ahead of the 2019 Citrus Bowl between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Kentucky Wildcats at Camping World. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

radio host

Hunter Yuracek – September

University of Arkansas Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Hunter Juracek speaks to a gathering at the Baxter County Fairgrounds Tuesday night.

Arkansas Athletic Director

Marty Smith – September 26

January 1, 2020; Orlando, Florida, USA; ESPN analyst Marty Smith watches ahead of the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Michigan Wolverines at Camping World. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN Motorsports and College Football Analyst

Peter Burns – October 3

February 26, 2020; Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA; The Arkansas Razorbacks mascot during the second half of a game against the Tennessee Volunteers at the Bud Walton Arena. Arkansas beat Tennessee 86-69. Mandatory Credit: Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

Network Host SEC

Robbie Bosco – October 10

November 6, 2021; Provo, Utah, USA; The Brigham Young Cougars mascot, Cosmo, reacts to being belly-flopped into the pool during their game against the Idaho State Bengals at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Former BYU defender

Nathan Brown – October 17

Central Arkansas head coach Nathan Brown yells at an official during the Guardian FCS Kickoff Classic at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama on Saturday, August 29, 2020. Austin Pei State leads Central Arkansas 10–6 at halftime.

Central Arkansas head coach

Tim Brando – October 24

The 2021 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductees attend Thursday afternoon’s press conference for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana Historical Museum. Tim Brando

Fox Sports, game by game

Butch Jones – October 31

October 7, 2021; Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA; Arkansas State Red Wolves head coach Butch Jones gestures during the first half against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at Centennial Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas State Head Coach

Chris Robinson & Doc Gamble – November 7

October 23, 2021; Little Rock, Arkansas, USA; Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions head coach Doc Gamble talks to offensive lineman Rashad DaCosta (72) during the first quarter against the Arkansas Sharp Backs at War Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenot-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas-Pine Bluff athletic director and head football coach

Houston Nutt – November 14

** FORWARD TO SUNDAY, AUGUST 10 – FILE ** Arkansas coach Houston Nutt gestures to the side during the second quarter of a game against LSU in this file photo taken November 29, 2002 in Little Rock, Arkansas. 3 off a 31-yard pass from Matt Jones at DeCory Birmingham led to a 21–20 win over LSU in the final game of the regular season. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, file)

Former head coach of Arkansas and Ole Miss

From Novka – 21 November.

March 31, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; A detailed view of the March Madness microphone and chair with the NCAA Women’s Final Four logo during a press conference at the Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Network Host SEC

Joe Theismann

September 16, 2018; Landover, Maryland, USA; Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann on the field before a game between the Washington Redskins and the Indianapolis Colts at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Scott Thatch-USA TODAY Sports

Former Washington quarterback



The story originally appeared on Razorbacks Wire.


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