We have spoken with several Big East coaches this morning in connection with the surprising news that Todd Graham is leaving Pitt to become head coach at Arizona State.
The concensus is that the talent level at Pitt, and recruitable by Pitt, is excellent. Nearly everyone we spoke with said if they hire a coach that the players want to play for, that Pitt will be a force soon enough.
The best hire might be to bring Dave Wannstedt back on...but we're pretty confident Steve Pederson isn't going to do that. The rumor mill is already running wild with names "expected to have a chance". We'll keep you posted as we learn who really has a chance.