Pitt Denies Tom Bradley Report

By Mike Vukovcan

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A report that Pitt has a new head coach is being denied by the Pitt athletic department.

A top spokesman at Pitt tells KDKA-TV that the school has not offered their head coaching job to anyone. It’s being reported that Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley has accepted the position.

A source tells KDKA that saying Bradley will be named the head coach is premature.

“The University of Pittsburgh has not offered its head coaching position to anyone, and no decisions about an offer have been made,” E.J. Borghetti, a Pitt spokesman, said in a statement.

All that being said, as KDKA-TV Sports has reported for the last 24 hours, Bradley is a very strong candidate and KDKA-TV Sports was the first to report that Bradley interviewed with athletic director Steve Pederson and Jerry Cochran.

Bradley, a native of Johnstown, would be a stabilizing force for the football program and would keep intact the recruiting ties in western Pennsylvania started by former head coach Dave Wannstedt.

UPDATE (10:28 PM)

The Tom Bradley soap opera has another chapter to it.

David Jones of the Harrisburg Patriot-News reported that two Penn State players were text-messaged by Bradley that he was offered the Pitt Panthers head coaching job, but he is now retracting that report.

Comments

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  1. kevin Weissenstein says:

    What about Sargent Slaughter..? .He would be good for the program

  2. Ca Pitt says:

    “KDKA-TV sports was the first to report that Bradley interviewed with athletic director Steve Pederson and Jerry Cochran.”
    Come on. How about focusing more on reporting the story and less on highlighting how you are the first to break it?

    1. Brad says:

      I have heard personally from one of the 2 men you mentioned ( family friend) Bradley has been offered the position . Tag it bag it . Signed sealed delivered .

      1. boondock saint says:

        I hope this is to be true. I would be excited to finally follow Pitt football. The guy is not only a great coach, but a total class act and can really take Pitt to the next level they keep “talking” about.

      2. Anonymous says:

        NOT TRUE. You have no inside knowledge. Either you are lying or your “family friend” lied to you.

        I actually HAVE heard from Bradley, can’t say how, but he has not been offered the job.

  3. Andrew says:

    “All that being said, as KDKA-TV Sports has reported for the last 24 hours, Bradley is a very strong candidate and KDKA-TV Sports was the first to report that Bradley interviewed with athletic director Steve Pederson and Jerry Cochran.”

    Hahahaha! Bitter much?

  4. Mike says:

    Pitt should jump on Bradley – he’d be the best thing to happen to that program in 30 years

  5. Dave L says:

    The only thing worse than Pitt’s coaching situation is KDKA’s reporting.

  6. Rick says:

    The Pitt Football program just redeemed itself. Best of luck to Tom Bradley

  7. Mon River Towing says:

    Everyone agrees that Bradley has been the man running the PennSt program for years, not JoePa, therefore dont the many players turning up in the State College police blotter in that time fall under his watch? Maybe that is why Pitt didnt interview TB the first time around since they WERE looking for a disciplinarian. I hope this time they do it right and choose the BEST coach available.

  8. Mon River Towing says:

    My biggest concern about Tom Bradley is that Ron Cook loves the guy. Cook cant pick out a low-neck sweater (who dresses this yutz?) let alone pick a coach.

  9. castnbash says:

    umm have we not already been down this road with them claiming they had a coach ?? what happened to the last guy , and I am not talking about WAWAWANstead…….. I got a great Idea lets just wait for the presser and we will then be certain who they hired ……..personally I would go after Mangino the former Kansas coach

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