The End of the Wannstedt Era at Pitt

By Jason Priestas on December 7, 2010 at 4:33p

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Matt's picture

Po'h out some liqua for the man who stopped Rich Rod from playing in the national title game against all odds.

Kurt's picture

Wouldn't a WVU victory have saved us an ass kicking against LSU?!

Jason Priestas's picture

Suppose that's one way of looking at it.

Irricoir's picture

Then we would have gone on thinking we were deserving of more than we were, if we beat an inferior foe. I think our program is better now for the lumps we took. Not on the perception front but i think our schemes on offense and defense are evolving to compete at a higher level. If we avoided the SEC losses back2back we'd have picked them up later down the road. Would I have liked to dominate them everytime we stepped on the field with them? You bet. Let's start with this game and  start a new streak.

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

Matt's picture

@Kurt -- Not really -- Oklahoma still beat Missouri in the Big 12 champ game that year, and so we would have instead faced WVU in the title game (LSU just eeked in with 2 losses -- we were the #1 ranked team for that BCS title game).  If the Stache never beat Rich Rod, we would have played a Rich Rod coached WVU in their prime in the title game, with Pat White and company.  I believe WVU destroyed Oklahoma that year in the Fiesta Bowl.  I for one prefer to be beat by Leslie Miles and LSU than get destroyed by Rich Rod.

Poe McKnoe's picture

You're neglecting Big Game Bob's stellar BCS bowl record.  It was nothing out of the ordinary.  Rich Rod's scheme is and was flawed, as exposed by Pitt [no thanks to the refs who still tried to give WVU the game].

texbuck's picture

Actually, what's more important is that it may have caused us to miss out on these wonderful RichRod years at M*ch*g*n.  If WVU was getting ready to play for the national championship, I doubt he would have up and left the way he did.