Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Wannstedt to coach from press box Saturday
PITTSBURGH -- The latest addition to Pittsburgh's already
long injury list is coach Dave Wannstedt.
Wannstedt will not be on the sideline for Pitt's game against
No. 23 Cincinnati on Saturday after tearing his left Achilles
He had surgery Tuesday, several hours after he was hurt. He also
had arthroscopic knee surgery and won't be able to walk on his own
for at least a week. Wannstedt will coach from the press box,
switching places with offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh.
Cavanaugh normally calls plays from the press box, but instead will
work from the sideline.
The Panthers (2-4) have lost four straight games.
Pitt has had a long string of injuries that began when wide
receiver Derek Kinder, the team's top returning offensive player,
badly injured a knee on the first day of contact work during
preseason camp. Kinder is sitting out the season.
Starting quarterback Bill Stull injured a thumb in the Sept. 1
season opener and has yet to return.
Wannstedt, a former Pitt offensive linemen, coached the
Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins before being hired by Pitt in December
2004. He has a 13-16 record.