January 6th, 2011 09:47 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama
Tags: Dave Wannstedt, Jackie Sherrill, Lance Thompson, Tom Bradley
Reports yesterday had longtime Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley ticketed to Pittsburgh as the Panthers’ third coach in — oh — about three weeks. Not so say Pitt officials.
Which means Alabama linebackers coach Sal Sunseri is still in the running.
Sunseri pursued the Pitt job when Dave Wannstedt was ousted in December. But Panthers AD Steve Pederson — the same man who hired Bill Callahan at Nebraska — hired Mike Haywood from Miami of Ohio. Haywood then quickly got arrested on a domestic violence beef and the job reopened. (How long before Pederson’s job comes open?)
Sunseri interviewed for the job at his alma mater yesterday. He was an All-American linebacker at Pitt under Jackie Sherrill in the late-70s/early-80s.
Sunseri joined Nick Saban’s staff in 2009 replacing Lance Thompson who had moved on to Tennessee.
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