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 Post subject: Wannstedt fired
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:06 pm 
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Jeez, I am really kind of surprised. :? :? :? :?


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 Post subject: Re: Wannstedt fired
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:45 pm 
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Good recruiter. Horrible game coach. Totally underachieved. Firing was deserving.

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 Post subject: Re: Wannstedt fired
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:47 pm 
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I've heard a few silly rumors that Pitt is going after Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads. Nooooooo chance!

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 Post subject: Re: Wannstedt fired
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:57 pm 
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If they are smart, they will hire Al Golden from Temple. The guy is a rising star.

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 Post subject: Re: Wannstedt fired
PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:10 am 
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Although I think it was the right decision to make for the football program, I am saddened about this. I really liked the fact that Wannstedt loves the university and genuinely cares about the players. It's hard to not want the guy to succeed but I think that the errors this team made this year were coaching influenced and as a game day coach I think he ranks as one of the worst I have seen. His teams just have way too many lapses and lose to inferior teams with much less talent. That's something that you can't have and I think he paid the price for that in the end.

I would definitely be on board with Al Golden. I think Golden is about the exact opposite of Wannstedt; he gets the absolute most out of his players. We need somebody like this because I think that the talent is there...somebody just needs to refine the product. I think Golden could do a lot with a team this talented.

A lot of people would knock me here, however, I would be ok with Tom Bradley. He's done a good job running the program at PSU and I think our recruiting would be at least as good as it is now with him at the helm. Maybe he could hire some top notch coordinators and take a page out of Joe Pa's book and just sit back and manage the game a bit.

To sum up Wannstedt's tenure; I just feel heartbreak. I remember leaving Heinz Field last year after the Cincinnati game and not having anything to say. I turned the Backyard Brawl off this year because I couldn't bare to watch. His press conference to announce his resignation was pretty heartbreaking too. A fitting end, I think.


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 Post subject: Re: Wannstedt fired
PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:14 am 
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IA Pirate wrote:
I've heard a few silly rumors that Pitt is going after Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads. Nooooooo chance!


Why not, he was Pitt's defensive coordinator for years.

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