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.READ MORE: Know The Score: December 3, 2021
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).READ MORE: U.S. Steel Tower In Downtown Pittsburgh Lights Up To Promote Heisman Campaign Of Pitt QB Kenny Pickett
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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