Wannstedt Meets With Buffalo Bills

BUFFALO, N.Y. (KDKA/AP) – Former Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt is looking at a possible return to the NFL as the next move in his career.

One Jan. 4, when Pitt’s former coach joined Larry & John on the KDKA-AM morning show, he said he would take a break after his resignation. After that, he planned on talking with Pitt about their plans for him, as well as possibly listening to some open NFL positions.

Listen to the interview:

On Thursday, the Buffalo Bills (4-12) said Wannstedt met with team officials for an open position in their organization, but they would not discuss the details of the meeting.

Wannstedt is a defensive-minded coach, an area where the Bills suffered this season. They allowed 5,786 total offensive yards to opponents and 2,700 of those were rushing yards.

After their season ended, the Bills fired inside linebacker coach DeMontie Cross.

Wannstedt has a relationship with current Bills coach Chan Gailey. In 2000, Wannstedt was the head coach for the Miami Dolphins and hired Gailey as his offensive coordinator.

  • pitt fan

    Wannstedt is closer to Norv Turner. Look for Wanny to take the defensive coordinator position with the San Diego Chargers. Puts a lot of validity to Pederson’s lies about the coach wanting to step down and the timing was right and he will work with the university. All Pederson’s fantasies. Good luck Coach Graham but I won’t be back until Pederson is fired. Keep up the heat! Don’t let him off the hook!

  • Matt

    I will always feel like Dave left with unfinished business at Pitt. It’s very sad to see him go.

  • Roethlistarrrr

    As a Pitt fan living in Buffalo, I have to say ANY new coach is an improvement for the Bills and they’d be LUCKY to have a post-Pitt coach.

  • Mon River Towing

    Matt Cavanaugh was run out of Pittsburgh 2 years ago. He returns Sunday night with the Jets to Heinz Field as Jets QB coach. Not too shabby work with Mark Sanchez

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