Hey Pitt: This Bud's for you

December, 8, 2010
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Every year Virginia Tech fans wonder if their beloved defensive coordinator, Bud Foster, is going to abandon them for a head-coaching opportunity -- a chance we all know he has earned.

Every year his name is associated with a job opening.

But this one, this one is perfect.

It's the right level -- BCS but not SEC West. It's the right mentality -- a tough, blue-collar city made for lovers of lunch pails, a city where defenses win championships. It's the right recruiting territory -- Big 33 stars. There is a familiarity there from Foster's time with Virginia Tech when the Hokies were in the Big East. Bottom line: It's a program he can win at.

Foster has one of the sweetest contracts in all of college football, so odds are it would have to be exactly the right fit for him to leave Blacksburg. If and when he does ever leave, Virginia Tech fans will miss Foster terribly. But every time he doesn't, somebody else is missing out.

Pitt should think twice before it joins that club.

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