Another football wish for today

If the Pitt head coaching spot is indeed open, I’d love to see the school hire Junior as its next head coach and have him bring Ed Orgeron along for the ride, if only so we could watch James Franklin’s head explode as he has to deal with the both of them on the recruiting trail.

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22 responses to “Another football wish for today

  1. Scorpio Jones, III

    I understand Mayor’s agent is in discussions with Pitt. Mayor’s agent also reps Phil Fulmer, so who knows what is going on.

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  2. @gatriguy

    Fulmer to Pitt actually wouldn’t be the worst idea I’ve ever heard. It would probably finish Johnny Majors off though.

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  3. AusDawg85

    Bobo to Pitt would probably be a great career move. Plenty of talent in the area and he can out recruit Franklin in PA.

    Then we can demote CMR to OC and just hire a ST coach.

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    • @gatriguy

      Bobo leaving to be HC at an ACC school wouldn’t shock me, but I don’t think it would be Pitt. If UNC or UVA or VT were to ever open up and show interest though, I can see that being a really smart move for him.

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      • Scorpio Jones, III

        Hey….you fuckin guys, there…don’t put thoughts in Mayor’s head.

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      • AusDawg85

        Agree with all but UNC…won’t they have sanctions coming down on them?

        And to really stir the pot…I don’t think Kliff Kingsbury is long for Texas Tech, but I do think he’d be a great OC under Richt. Each would benefit from the other’s perspective on Pro-I vs. Air Raid.

        P.S. Chill Scorp…just shootin’ the breeze, not trying to draw out the rabble.

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  4. @gatriguy

    I’ll believe UNC is actually going to get in trouble when I see it happens. They are NCAA blue-blood royalty.

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  5. As a Pittsburgh native this one has some relevance, but more in line with the constant theme of programs wandering in the wilderness. Pitt has not fielded a team with fewer than 3 losses since 1981 and has only won ten once (2009, 10-3).

    Theirs is a siutuation a little like Georgia’s I think. Dorsett was a Herschel-like talent and got ’em the Big prize and then the Panthers rode that to success like UGa from 1979-81 (33-3). But once every steer’s pal Jackie Sherrill left for aTm before the ’82 season the wheels came off. The team has not gotten close to that success since and along the way lost its perennial rivalry to the vanity of Paterno.

    Point being, it feeds back into the argument for cosistency in leadership (as is a constant theme here re: Richt). Pitt could use ANY kind of consistency, and not the kind that gets you 6-6 every season.

    Also, my belief is that the Pitt administration opted to align the school more toward basketball, as evidenced by the 13,000-seat hoops arena that rose up in the crater of old Pitt Stadium in 2002. Heinz Field, where the pigskin is played now, was routinely half empty this season and only ever sells out for Notre Dame every other year.

    (That was as condensed as I can summarize the Pitt conundrum…!)

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    • David K

      They never should have fired Wannstedt.

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      • Pitt should jump all over Pellini. Dude averaged 9 wins a year.

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      • That may be true, or even Walt Harris(!) who was on a 7-5, 7-5, 9-4, 8-5, 8-4 roll before being squashed by Corch Myers and Utah in the Fiesta Bowl (’04).

        But Pitt is one of those schools that is not as good as its impression of itself. With a population that has been dwindling since the 70s, it often is dipping over for recruits (who are often considering Toledo/Cincy/Kent St) in Ohio much like Kentucky.

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        • Scorpio Jones, III

          But Lone, is Pitt as good as its perception with some of its fan base, that is really important, ask Mark Richt.

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          • Well, it ain’t as if Georgia is one of the highest paying HC jobs, I mean, it’s next to last in its own conference.

            I mean, it’s financial now – Georgia is a $ Laggard too – not just Public Relations.

            If this was Ranger or Seals training, UGA would never make the survival school cut. Prolly quit before the first day was out.

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  6. Cojones

    Yall gotta quit this crap. I’m trying to entrap Bluto when ne goes to his sockpuppetry, but you fart breaths keep stirring the pot such that it’s hard to detect when he enters and what handle he will use today.

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