Hilarious Pitt Coaching Rumors

Thursday, December 15, 2011

My alma mater Pittsburgh has found themselves in their seemingly annual quandry, their head coach Todd Graham left for Arizona State after just one year on the job (6-6).

Keep this in mind, this guy is from the Rich Rodriguez school of coaching. From his spread option system right down to his assistant coaches... hand picked from RR's Michigan fallout. In fact, Graham lost some of those assistants to Rodriguez just a couple short weeks ago.

So Pitt got duped, but are they really that much worse for wear? Graham is a scumbag and was clearly not a good fit for that football program. I've heard every head coaching rumor from Turner Gill to Jim Tressel. Basically every coach whose name isn't Sandusky has gotten some sort of mention from the fans.

A short list of the most ridiculous rumors:

Sal Sunseri - Another much ballyhooed "Pitt guy" Sunseri is not only an alum, but coached post-Paul Hackett Pitt back in 1992 on an interim basis. The fact that his interim hc work at Pitt is his only experience at the top spot pales in comparison to the fact that his son is the starter at QB. If Pitt wants any chance in attracting good QBs in this crucial recruiting cycle they have to make sure they don't Hawkins themselves.

K.C. Keeler - There is no way Keeler leaves Delaware for Pitt. Don't get me wrong, I would love to see Coach K take the Big East by storm... I just understand that it would have to be with the Delaware Blue Hens. At this point Keeler is lined up to be Delaware's Joe Paterno, just with more titles and more class. Which brings me to:

Joe Paterno - Surely mentioned as a joke. For years Paterno provided for Penn State exactly what Pitt is desperate for: stability at the top spot.

Jim Tressel - If I recall correctly one of the reasons Dave Wannstedt was let go was due to pervasive off-field issues. Well that sweater-vest carries the heavy musk of off-field issues. No chance for Tressel becomng the next coach at Pitt.

Dave Wannstedt - The most awkward choice might also be the most logical: Like his dinosaur offense or not, Wannstedt coached winners at Pitt. If only Pitt could just take him back and forget that the last 365 days ever happened.




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