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It's becoming harder to stay a Pitt football fan

When it comes to Pitt athletics, I have a simple rule: When given the chance, the Panthers will disappoint you.

It's never been more apparent than with the football team under coach Dave Wannstedt.

Friday's Backyard Maul by the West Virginia Mountaineers was the latest example.

Pitt owned the first half statistically, except for the scoreboard. On WVU's first drive of the second half, the Mountaineers broke the Panthers' spirit on a long pass play for a touchdown on third down.

For the second year in a row, Pitt entered the rivalry game controlling its destiny for a BCS game. And for the second straight season, Pitt came up short. This time, way short at home.

This was supposed to be the season the Panthers won the Big East and play in a big-time bowl game. Instead, we get treated to a litany of excuses from Wannstedt.

This loss stings, even when you don't expect much from the Panthers.

Now, some of the area media members are starting to question Wannstedt. He talks a good game, recruits well, but, clearly, doesn't have it on game day.

It's time for the administration to take a hard look at his tenure.

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