Pittsburgh (93-7 The FAN) – Former Pitt Panthers coach Dave Wannstedt says he’s disappointed with the way a CBS News/Sports Illustrated investigation paints the football program during his tenure.
The joint investigation found that the university’s football team led the nation in crime stats with 22 player arrests. Pitt’s athletic department, however, has said that there’s a new emphasis with head coach Todd Graham to field a team that is crime-free.
Pitt football beat writer Paul Zeise joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller to talk about the CBS News/SI report and Wannstedt’s reaction to it.
Zeise said Wannstedt was a little disappointed at the way his program was portrayed — given that over the course of his time there, his record was nearly spotless. The former coach told Zeise that he’d willing to hold his record up against anyone else’s.
Zeise added that he thinks it would be interesting to see how this situation would be handled if the player who got in trouble last night was Ray Graham rather than ex-Pitt Panther Fernando Diaz. Diaz was arrested last Saturday for public intoxication.