Report: Pittsburgh Interviews Thad Matta

By D.J. Byrnes on March 16, 2018 at 10:05 pm
Thad Matta

Craig Meyer of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Pittsburgh is the latest team to enter the Thad Matta sweepstakes. 

The former Ohio State coach visited Oxford, Mississippi last week before a potential deal evaporated under unknown circumstances. Georgia then reportedly offered Matta a five-year deal worth $15 million. Matta turned that down.

Multiple sources have told Meyer that Pittsburgh has interviewed Matta in the past two days. Matta is "said to be interested in the job."

Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke worked in the Buckeye athletic department for 15 years before departing for the Eastern Michigan athletic director job in 2013.

If Matta takes the reins, he may inherit a blank canvas. Jeff Goodman of ESPN reported Friday morning that eight Panthers received a release to transfer.

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