Mike Haywood

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Gallo Goes There: 10 Worst Head Coach Hires In College Football

With the BCS’s 15-year rule atop college football about to close, let’s take a look back at the 10 worst head coach hires of the era – and see if we can learn anything from these disasters.


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The Phillips File- Graham’s Sudden Departure Should Be Followed By Pederson’s

When it comes to drama, the Pitt football program takes the cake.

93-7 The Fan–12/15/2011

Pat Bostick

Pat Bostick Breaks Down Backyard Brawl, Pitt’s QB Situation

Former Pitt Panther Quarterback and Current Color Analyst Pat Bostick joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller to discuss the Panthers loss in the Backyard Brawl, the direction of the football program, and comments made by Defensive Tackle Chas Alecxih regarding former Head Coach Mike Haywood.


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Mike Haywood Enters Court Diversion Program

Former Pitt Panther head coach Mike Haywood has entered a court diversion program stemming from his domestic battery charge.

93-7 The Fan–02/14/2011

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Tony Dorsett Talks Everything Football

Former Three Time All-American Running Back at Pitt Tony Dorsett joined Seibel and Starker on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN to talk about his alma mater Pitt, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the Steelers-Ravens matchup coming up on Saturday.

93-7 The Fan–01/13/2011

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4-1-Zoo: Second Time’s A Charm

Chris Gates | 93-7 The Fan — Todd Graham stepped behind a podium for the first time in Pittsburgh and showed us he is drastically different from Pitt’s previous hire.

93-7 The Fan–01/12/2011

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Pitt Introduces Todd Graham

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The University of Pittsburgh formally introduced head football coach Todd Graham during a press conference Tuesday. Graham has been the head coach at Tulsa for the last four years where he earned […]


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The Phillips File- Graham Next Best Thing For Pitt, But For How Long?

It wasn’t supposed to be Todd Graham accepting this job. That honor was destined for Tom Bradley. I guess it was never really in the cards. Bradley was never going to get the Pitt job. I should have known better to think that Pitt officials would hand the keys of their sports car over to a Penn State guy.

93-7 The Fan–01/11/2011

Miami v Pittsburgh

4-1-Zoo: Pederson Should Be Next To Go

Chris Gates | 93-7 The Fan — If Pitt Athletic Director Steve Pederson can fire Dave Wannstedt for the football team’s most recent failures, he should be subject to the same standards.

93-7 The Fan–01/04/2011

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Idle Thoughts- A Sports Wish List for 2011.

I’m not one to share my opinion, but since you asked, I hope that…

…the NHL’s Winter Classic goes off without any major rain issues. The start time has been moved to 8pm for Saturday night. If weather is not a problem, I expect it to be the best WC of the four.

93-7 The Fan–12/31/2010

SEC/BIG EAST Invitational - Tennessee v Pittsburgh

4-1-Zoo: Is Pitt A Basketball School?

Chris Gates | 93-7 The Fan — I am about to make the answer to that headline an emphatic yes.

93-7 The Fan–12/30/2010

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Wannstedt Unlikely To Coach Pitt In Bowl Game

Pitt Football Beat Writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Paul Zeise joined Seibel and Starkey on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN to discuss whether or not Dave Wannstedt will coach the Panthers in the BBVA Compass Bowl. Paul said from what he has been hearing, it doesn’t sound like Wannstedt will be coaching the team, but he’s still working to get that information confirmed, and if it’s true, Phil Bennett would be the leading candidate to take over for the Bowl game.

93-7 The Fan–12/21/2010

University of Pittsburgh Introduces New Head Football Coach Mike Haywood

4-1-Zoo: Haywood Receives Vote For AP Coach Of The Year

Chris Gates | 93-7 The Fan — Pitt head football coach Mike Haywood found himself in good company Tuesday, receiving one vote for AP Coach of the Year honors.

93-7 The Fan–12/21/2010

University of Pittsburgh Introduces New Head Football Coach Mike Haywood

4-1-Zoo: Will Players Buy In To Haywood?

Chris Gates | 93-7 The Fan — What remains unclear is how the current Panthers will react to the culture Haywood will implement. His style of coaching is far different than Dave Wannstedt’s was.

93-7 The Fan–12/20/2010

University of Pittsburgh Introduces New Head Football Coach Mike Haywood

4-1-Zoo: Haywood Brings Unique Style To Pitt

Chris Gates | 93-7 The Fan — If you want to play for new Pitt head football coach Mike Haywood you better start beefing up on your horror movies.

93-7 The Fan–12/17/2010