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Report: Pitt interviewing Tulsa's Graham

Posted on: January 6, 2011 1:37 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Wednesday brought quite a flurry of rumors about Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley and the head coaching job at Pitt.  First he was the new head coach, then he wasn't.  Then he was texting his former players to let him know he was taking the job, and then he wasn't sending his players anything.  Here we are a day later, and Pitt still doesn't have a new head coach.

Will it end up being Bradley, we don't know.  What we do know, however, is that according to a report on, Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson wasn't even in Pittsburgh to be interviewing Bradley.  No, apparently he's in Atlanta to talk to Tulsa head coach Todd Graham.
According to sources, Pederson was in Atlanta meeting with Tulsa head coach Todd Graham.
Graham, 46, was interviewed in Pitt's first coaching search of the 2010-11 offseason, but multiple sources have confirmed that financial issues prevented him from moving further in the process. He is currently believed to be making more than $1 million annually at Tulsa. 
The report also says that Alabama assistant head coach Sal Sunseri has interviewed with Pitt as well this week.

Graham has been at Tulsa since 2007, and has gone 36-17 in those four seasons, and has had three seasons with at least 10 wins.  He has no experience coaching at Pitt, but he did spend a few years as an assistant at West Virginia.

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2011 3:46 pm

Report: Pitt interviewing Tulsa's Graham

Wanny was a PITT MAN too... That didn't go so well. Tino don't need daddy around keeping him in the line up. Recruiting at Alabama is a little bit different then recruiting at Pitt at this point.

Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2011 3:26 pm

Report: Pitt interviewing Tulsa's Graham

Sal Sunseri is the man for the coaching job. He is a great recruiter and excellent coach. He is also a PITT MAN. Enough said.

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2011 2:38 pm

Report: Pitt interviewing Tulsa's Graham

Why is Pederson still interviewing anybody? He needs to follow Wanny out the door. Tom Bradley should be the guy at this point. They could try to have the fattest coaching staff in the nation and hire Mike Mangino and Ralph Friedgen! That is a good 900 lbs. of coach to roam the sidelines. Their new slogan could be if we can't beat you, we will eat you!

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