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December 9, 2010

Wannstedt out as coach

wannstedtHead football coach Dave Wannstedt resigned this week after six seasons. Wannstedt  compiled a 42-31 record that included three postseason bowl berths. The Panthers are scheduled to play in the Jan. 8 BBVA Compass Bowl.

Following last season’s 10-3 record, Wannstedt signed a contract extension to coach through 2014. This year the team was picked by Big East coaches to win the conference title outright but settled for a share of the title with a 5-2 record, 7-5 overall. The team also suffered some off-field problems, with four players arrested since the end of last season.

Wannstedt will remain at Pitt as special assistant to athletics director Steve Pederson, who said a national search for a successor will begin immediately.

—Peter Hart

Filed under: Feature,Volume 43 Issue 8

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