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Tom Bradley closes in on Pitt job

Depending on your choice of news, either Tom Bradley is the next Pitt coach, will be the next Pitt coach or is the leading candidate to be the next Pitt football coach.

Whatever the case, it looks like Pitt is zeroed in on Bradley, despite the other names (Sal Sunseri, Teryl Austin, Paul Chryst, Todd Graham) being mentioned as possible successors to the short-lived Mike Haywood experiment.

Much to my dismay, Pitt doesn't want Rich Rodriguez.

Bradley would be a solid second choice.

It didn't seem that way the first time around. When Bradley contacted Pitt about getting an interview he was turned down. My problem with the ascendancy of Bradley is this: If he wasn't good enough for an interview the first time around, why is he now the leading choice?

The short answer is, it's just Pitt. Dan Rooney recommended Pitt look at Bradley. It wasn't enough to impress athletic director Steve Pederson. For some reason, Pederson saw something in Haywood that not many other people did.

WTAE-TV, which first reported Bradley as being Pitt's choice, might be right. But knowing how cheap the university is, it wouldn't surprise me if they try to low-ball Bradley.

Now we just need to wait and see what happens.

It can't get much worse, can it?


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