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Pitt running out of finalists for football coaching job

One of the big risks when firing a coach is the ability to get a better one.

By many accounts, Pitt AD Steve Pederson lost two picks as the replacement for Dave Wannstedt.

Al Golden went to the University of Miami while Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen went to rival West Virginia.

If either were Pederson's top pick, he blew it by waiting too long. If Pederson still needed approval to make a hire, then there's too much red tape at the university to be efficient.

Leave it to WVU to trump Pitt and get Holgorsen. 

There's still time to make a good hire, but time is of the essence. A new coach needs to be in place to lock up the players that committed to Pitt. And the new coach will have to hit the recruiting trail to build his incoming class.

My hope still is for an offensive-minded coach, one that doesn't play the conservative game that was a Wannstedt hallmark.

I'm still waiting for Rich Rodriguez to get canned at Michigan in time for the Panthers to snatch him up.

With Golden and Holgorsen off the board, I'm pulling for Tom Bradley to get a shot at the job.


  1. Former Michigan coach lloyd Carr was spotted in Oakland today. Rumors have begun circulating that the former Wolverine's HC is now the top candidate at Pitt


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