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Old 10-19-2006, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default And after Cowher there was....Wannstedt?

Courtesy of the football 'gossip' guys at profootballtalk - not to be taken as fact obviously, but maybe worth a little harmless speculation.

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WANNSTEDT COACHING HIS WAY TO CONSIDERATION FOR STEELERS' GIG?

We reported when Dave Wannstedt became the head coach of the Pitt Panthers that he was attracted to the job due in part to the possibility that, once Bill Cowher is no longer the head coach of the local pro team, Wannstedt might be able to slide into the job.

Though Wannstedt's ability to make the move seemed in doubt during a rocky start to his college coaching career in 2005, we're now told that Wannstedt will receive consideration for the Steelers job if, as many believe, Cowher packs it in after the 2006 season.

The leading candidate for the job, we're told, would be offensive line coach Russ Grimm, with offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt a close second. But if the Panthers continue to pile up wins, and if they could emerge from the scrum at the top of the Big East with the BCS berth, Wannstedt's star will be shining a lot brighter.

The key factor, as we see it, is whether the Steelers can continue to win games in 2006. If they lose more than two over the last 11, the playoffs will be very unlikely. And if the top job becomes open after a season of supreme disappointment, the in-house candidates suddenly will look less impressive.

The other intriguing factor in this regard is the so-called "Rooney Rule," which requires every team to consider at least one minority candidate for any head coaching vacancy. Since the rule is named for Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, it might be difficult for the Steelers to not hire a minority head coach when the job next becomes vacant.
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Old 10-19-2006, 03:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: And after Cowher there was....Wannstedt?

Dan will be forced to do the minority thing ....
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: And after Cowher there was....Wannstedt?

Why would Cowher retire after the 2006 season???
He is signed through the 2007 season???
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:06 PM   #4
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Default Re: And after Cowher there was....Wannstedt?

I'm not worried about Cowher but any speculation of Dave Whinestat being the HC in Pittsburgh would bring an alcer on faster than a Roethlisburger from dahn tahn (and yes I had one last year the weekend of the patsies game).

He couldn't get the job done in Miami, he's lucky to be getting it done in Big East.
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Default Re: And after Cowher there was....Wannstedt?

I think any Wannstedt talk (IMHO that rumor is about as credible as the one that had Randy Moss being traded to the Steelers)will chill after Pitt gets waxed by Rutgers and WVU.

Wannstedt blew it in Chicago and Miami. If the Rooneys do not hire Grimm or Whiz I agree it it will be a minority hire
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:27 PM   #6
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Default Re: And after Cowher there was....Wannstedt?

maybe we'll just bring in jimmy johnson and norv turner too.
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:49 PM   #7
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Default Re: And after Cowher there was....Wannstedt?

No way in hell that happens!!


Coaching the Panthers is one thing but he better not get anywhere near my beloved Steelers

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Default Re: And after Cowher there was....Wannstedt?

Wannstedt is good at the University of Pittsburgh he as good players. he gets them because draws players from people who like him, his "legacy" (tht hes a Pitt grad), and tht people think he is good. this is allowin him to do well with the good players he draws.
In the NFL Wannstedt has to pick from a pool of players and this is not effected by a player likin a team or not. he might not get good players so he wont do as well.
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Default Re: And after Cowher there was....Wannstedt?

Thats what I think about Wannstedt being the next head coach in pittsburgh... That would be the worst thing the steelers could do other than bringin' Mularkey back to be our headcoach...
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I think not.... next question...
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