PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A week after getting rid of Dave Wannstedt, it looks like Pitt is zeroing in on their next head football coach.
According to Paul Zeise of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Miami University of Ohio head coach Michael Haywood is in town and could be the pick. Reportedly, Haywood was on campus Tuesday and interviewed with Pitt.
It’s looking like Haywood could be offered the head coaching position today.
Here’s some background on Haywood:
He’s in his second season as coach at Miami, Ohio. In his first season, he went 1-11, but rebounded to go an impressive 9-4, winning the MAC Conference.
The 46-year-old has experience at some big-time football schools. Prior to becoming head coach at Miami of Ohio, Haywood was offensive coordinator at Notre Dame (2005-08).
Here’s the other schools he’s been with:
- Notre Dame (2005-08)
- Texas, RB coach, (2003-04)
- LSU, RB coach (1995-2002)
- Ball State, WR/RB coach (1993-94)
- Ohio U., LB coach (1991-92)
- Army, DE/DB coach (1989-1990)
Haywood also played college football for Notre Dame from 1984-86.
Once again this isn’t official, but Haywood appears to be a strong candidate to replace Wannstedt.
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