Pitt Football Search: Holgorsen top target; Could Al Golden lure Tom Bradley to Pitt as DC?


The University of Pittsburgh’s football search for a new head coach is in full swing and Okalahoma State’s Dana Holgorsen and Temple’s Al Golden have emerged as Pitt’s top targets. Holgorsen and Golden are considered 1A and 1B on Pitt’s wishlist. The Panthers will amp up their search this week and indications are they will have a new coach in place by next Friday. Pitt expects to learn if they have a legitimate shot to land Holgorsen within the next 72 hours. Holgorsen who has been at the top Steve Pederson’s wishlist since day 1, is a tremendous offensive coach who would change the dynamic of Pitt’s offensive structure, something that is said to intrigue Pitt officials as concerns about the program’s lack of buzz has been mounting. One knock skeptics is that if Holgorsen ends up at Pitt, the Panthers will have the wrong type of recruits on theRead More »

Richards an early leading candidate for the Wild’s open head coaching position


Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher goes into his first off-season with high expectations as he looks to change the culture in Minnesota. A priority for Fletcher will be reaching out to star winger Marian Gaborik but his top priority will be finding the right coach. Under Fletcher, the days of playing a tight conservative defensive game will be long gone. It’s widely believed that Fletcher will implement a fast, up-tempo, aggressive system, similar to the style the Penguins have moved to under head coach Dan Bylsma. At the top of Chuck Fletcher’s radar is San Jose Sharks assistant coach Todd Richards according to industry sources. Potential Coaches on the Wild’s Radar