Mike Ditka: Pitt Football Should Win Big East Every Year

Mike Ditka joined Seibel and Starkey on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN to talk about Dave Wannstedt being removed as head football coach and speculate as to why it may have happened.

Ditka said he was surprised by the move because Wannstedt seemed like such a great fit for the program, but the bottom line is wins and Pitt just didn’t have enough of them during his tenure. He believes Pitt should make a BCS Bowl game every year.  He also added that it will be hard for the program to find a person that will put as much of their heart and soul into the program and have the passion for Pitt like Dave did.

When it comes to finding the next head coach of the Panthers, Ditka said it shouldn’t be the most important thing that the candidate is a “Pitt guy.”

The guys wrapped things up with Ditka by getting him to weigh in on all the helmet-to-helmet hits in the NFL and what can or should be done to protect the players without taking anything away from the physicality of the game.

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  • Lou Gagliardi

    Okay, Mr. Ditka if Pitt should win the Big East and go to a BCS game; the job’s open as steve said. Come back to your roots.

  • walt

    Dave was a good head coach and recruiter, He needed better assistants!!!!!!!!!

  • Mon River Towing

    Wannstedt was like Ditka 2.0. Great motivator, great enthusiasm, great personality. Not a clue with the x’s and o’s. Plus Wannstedt treated time outs like the concept was invented the morning of the game.

  • eddiethesnitch

    So what DID Mike say about the helnet-to-helnet hits? Finish the story!!

  • Rich Rod I Believe In You

    HIRE RODRIGUEZ!!! He can out recruit most in the nation and he could bring Denard Robinson with him! Make it happen Pitt!!!

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