Pitt Football Offseason/Recruiting

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Re: Pitt Football Offseason/Recruiting

Postby deepcreek » December 22nd, 2017, 9:54 am

Dave got shafted.  I liked him, raw deal.  If they had let him stay he would have provided stability to the program.  Not a National Championship or anything, but better than Pitt has now.

2006 - 16th 2007 - 21th 2008 - 20th

https://247sports.com/Season/2008-Footb ... amRankings
https://247sports.com/Season/2007-Footb ... amRankings
https://247sports.com/Season/2006-Footb ... amRankings

Not bad considering.
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Re: Pitt Football Offseason/Recruiting

Postby Crimson's Ghost » December 22nd, 2017, 9:59 am

I agree, Pitt probably would have had better results with Wannstedt

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Re: Pitt Football Offseason/Recruiting

Postby knowitall » December 22nd, 2017, 10:09 am

deepcreek wrote:Dave got shafted.  I liked him, raw deal.  If they had let him stay he would have provided stability to the program.  Not a National Championship or anything, but better than Pitt has now.

2006 - 16th 2007 - 21th 2008 - 20th

https://247sports.com/Season/2008-Footb ... amRankings
https://247sports.com/Season/2007-Footb ... amRankings
https://247sports.com/Season/2006-Footb ... amRankings

Not bad considering.

Pitt would have been 4-8 with the legendary Dave Wannstedt coaching it in 2017.  Maybe even 3-9. 

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Re: Pitt Football Offseason/Recruiting

Postby deepcreek » December 22nd, 2017, 10:27 am

Dave would have better talent because of his recruiting ability and a program with stability.  So the talent level would have been higher and it really is the "Jimmy and Joes,not the Xs and Os".   I will agree that game day strategy was not Dave's strength, but it sure as heck beats the revolving door of coaches, and worse having a winning season and wondering when the current coach is going to something else.

I really would like to see Pitt good again.  Maybe the current coach wont leave if he has success since he is a Youngstown guy and Pittsburgh is close to "home"
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Re: Pitt Football Offseason/Recruiting

Postby abpk2903 » December 22nd, 2017, 10:29 am

Pitt went 5-7 last year. Stability is valuable.

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Re: Pitt Football Offseason/Recruiting

Postby knowitall » December 22nd, 2017, 10:39 am

Why do you think Dave Wannstedt would still be recruiting better? How would Jackie Sherrill have done at Pitt last year had he not taken the Texas A & M job in 1982? Please define stability. Must you keep a mediocre coach forever just to have stability?

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Re: Pitt Football Offseason/Recruiting

Postby deepcreek » December 22nd, 2017, 10:43 am

Worked for Penn State. Rip Engle stability led to Joe Paterno

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Re: Pitt Football Offseason/Recruiting

Postby knowitall » December 22nd, 2017, 10:48 am

That's what I thought. Stability = 46 years.

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Re: Pitt Football Offseason/Recruiting

Postby deepcreek » December 22nd, 2017, 10:50 am

I was thinking the 16 years that Rip coached. Dave could have given Pitt that and then maybe handed off to the next hall of fame coach because then a coach would know that had stability to make a few missteps and not get canned. I know you are just trying to paint Pitt in a bad light, so this is my last post on the subject. Merry Christmas.

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Re: Pitt Football Offseason/Recruiting

Postby knowitall » December 22nd, 2017, 10:56 am

No, I'm just laughing at you for thinking Dave Wannstedt was a good coach. Pitt has been as good or even better without him.


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