Reports: Haywood Hired At Pitt

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A week after getting rid of Dave Wannstedt, it looks like Pitt has hired their next head football coach.

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Miami University of Ohio head coach Michael Haywood will be the next head coach of the Pitt Panthers. He has reportedly signed a five-year deal.

Haywood was reportedly on campus Tuesday and interviewed with Pitt.

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.

  • VR

    Wait, who has felony convictions on the team?

  • Jack

    You must be a Penn State grad. You would know.

  • Michael

    ii wish we could have talked to Bradley or Stoopes of FSU, but this could work; we all groaned when Howland was hired!!!

  • frank

    marty you have pitt mixed up with penn state, dont you remrnber the espn program concerning penn st.

  • John

    Leave it to Pitt to hire someone with a 1-11 record then someone with 9-4 and be happy with it.

  • rick

    I hope he can win at pitt but i have major doubts and this seems like more of a sideways move than anything else. However, this is classic pitt. A situation that starts with a lot of excitement and potential and ends with everyone walking away saying it could be worse.

  • AJ

    I listen to your show everyday, and read you comment about the new coach. Pretty funny!

  • castnbash

    wish they would have went after Mark Mangino former Kansas coach with local roots in Neighboring New Castle

  • Harry Doyle

    Haywood leads the league in most offensive categories, including nose hair. When this guy sneezes, he looks like a party favor

  • Rick

    Pitt hires another garbage coach…should’ve just kept Wannstache…

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