By: Mike Vukovcan

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

According to Paul Zeise of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Miami University of Ohio head coach Michael Haywood is in town and could be the pick. Reportedly, Haywood was on campus Tuesday and interviewed with Pitt.

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It’s looking like Haywood could be offered the head coaching position today.

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).

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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.

Once again this isn’t official, but Haywood appears to be a strong candidate to replace Wannstedt.


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