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Wannstedt proves you can go home again

Thanks to a kick in the pants from a friend, Dave Wannstedt is back home at Pitt and he couldn't be happier.

Updated: September 2, 2005, 1:16 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

Three times over the last 15 years or so, the University of Pittsburgh approached former Panther defensive lineman and hometown hero Dave Wannstedt about coming home to be head coach at his alma mater. Three different athletic directors, each of whom believed Wannstedt could bring back the glory days, approached him. Three times, Wannstedt said no.

Last fall, after Wannstedt resigned as head coach of the Miami Dolphins, a fourth Pittsburgh athletic director, Jeff Long, believed it to be ...

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