Thursday, December 15, 2011
Bud Foster 'very interested' in Pitt opening
By Heather Dinich
Stop me if you've heard this story before: Pitt needs a new coach. Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster is looking for somebody to give him a chance.
It was around the exact same time a year ago that Pitt was looking for a head coach, and following the unexpected departure of Todd Graham to Arizona State this week, the Panthers are in the exact same position again.
Dear Pitt: Foster is still available, and he's "very interested."
Last year, Pitt contacted Foster but he didn't go for the interview. He and his wife talked about it, but it just wasn't the right time. Now?
"I'd be very interested in the potential," Foster said.
Despite all of the coaching vacancies that have popped up this offseason, Foster said he hasn't received one phone call. I'd explain it to you, but it's really baffling. He's one of the best assistant coaches in the country, and he'd be perfect for the Pitt job. It would also be a fun addition to the ACC family, as Pitt will eventually join the league.
It's up to Pitt to make the first call again. Don't be surprised if this time, Foster answers.