Coaching Search to go well into the weekend
The Pitt administration is said to have pinpointed legitimate candidates for their next head coaching position but the school is exploring all avenues and has at least two more interviews scheduled for this weekend.
However, Tulsa’s Todd Graham remains the school’s top candidate, if the two sides can work out a deal.
The school is set to interview former Florida Gators defensive coordinator Teryl Austin on Friday and according to Tom Dienhart of Rivals, the school is scheduled to interview Stanford assistant head coach/offense Greg Roman this weekend.
That interview is scheduled to happen on Sunday but it’s possible this interview won’t happen if John Harbaugh leaves Stanford by the weekend.
Austin who has NFL and college experience, was regarded as a great recruiter in the Western PA area when at Michigan.
One rumor even making the rounds is that Austin could join Tom Bradley’s staff as defensive coordinator but Austin could still emerge as a legitimate candidate for the head coaching position.
To this point, Pitt has conducted official interviews with Tulsa’s Todd Graham, Penn State’s Tom Bradley, Alabama’s Sal Sunseri and Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst.
Graham and Bradley have emerged in recent days as leading candidates.
Updated: Offensive coordinator Paul Chryst is out out the mix, his agent confirms. I have also not been able to find anyone whose says that Sal Sunseri is seriously in the mix.
Going into Friday morning, Todd Graham and Tom Bradley have yet to be told that they’re not under consideration, while Pitt is scheduled to interview Teryl Austin and Greg Roman.