Tulsa's Graham Hired As Pitt Football Coach

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Todd Graham has agreed to leave Tulsa and become Pitt's third football coach in a month, a move designed to quickly bring stability to a program rocked by former coach Mike Haywood's arrest last month.

Tulsa's players held an 8 p.m. EST team meeting Monday at which Graham announced the move. Pitt made the hiring official shortly after that.

Graham had a 36-17 record in four seasons at Tulsa, including a 10-3 record this season. He made $1.3 million at Tulsa, about $300,000 more than Dave Wannstedt made per year as Pitt's coach from 2005 until this season. Graham is expected to be paid about $2 million per season at Pitt.

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  • by Dave Location: Whatzit2ya on Jan 11, 2011 at 07:45 AM
    I think it's a good hire. Graham will make Pitt a winner.
  • by Bud Location: Washington on Jan 11, 2011 at 06:58 AM
    Yeah, y'all haters are right, the C-USA is so terrible there's nothing good coming in or going out of the conference. What's that? Yet another BCS program hires a current C-USA coach because of their success? Wait a minute, so our conference DOES have good players/coaches/teams after all? Well which is it then, are we terrible or do you just say that so you can steal our coaches? Too bad C-USA can't get in the BCS, it looks like we'd have awesome coaches since all the bigger teams want ours. This has to be burning Dave up! He hates C-USA so much but now a C-USA coach is running his flip-flop fallback team! Oh the irony.

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