Here, read this and tell me how you feel.
Do you want to know how I feel? I'm seriously disgusted. Sure, we all knew (as I posted below) that Stull was going to be the starting quarterback next year, but Cavanaugh really?
This guy has done nothing since the day he has been here. He can't run an offense, he doesn't know how to utilize weapons, he doesn't understand the limitations of his players, his play calling atrocious, and most importantly the so called great developer he is hasn't been able to develop a quarterback.
This is the biggest joke for the University since I have been here.
So much for Wanny being mad at Cavvy for the poor play calling at WVU, the poor play calling that cost us the Bowling Green game, and being humiliated at the Sun Bowl.
Does he not understand that no matter where he has went throughout his head coaching tenure with the Bears, Dolphins, and now Pitt, he has never had his own quarterback that he developed actually be successful? Does he understand that this isn't the NFL in 1980, this is college football in 2009. You need an offense that can put up points fast if you want to be highly successful.
Wannstedt has never had a great offense as a head coach and Matt Cavanaugh has never had a decent offense as offensive coordinator at any job that either has held.
If this choice is Wannstedt telling Steve Peterson that he won't listen to him, then it is time for the staff to be cleared out. We can't have the good ol' boy system where you look out for your friends and make sure they have jobs even though their performance indicates they should have been let go yesterday.
This has been the hallmark of the staff since the moment they were hired. The is 0 accountability from the staff. We always used to joke about "Not My Fault Walt" but really, when was the last time you heard Wannstedt accept responsibility. This season Cavanaugh admitted a few times that his game plans were poor and the results of which led us to lose to Bowling Green as well as struggle against Iowa and Buffalo.
If this move was done just for recruiting purposes, then this was the wrong move. If they were afraid of losing someone due to letting Cavanaugh go, then they are being very short sighted. They might keep 1 or 2 guys now, but eventually they will lose out on better prospects who do not want to play in this stone aged based offense.
We often lose out on top flight quarterbacks due to our style, but not getting rid of Cavvy plus the performance we just showed this season (especially at the Sun Bowl) will be a great tactic for other schools to use against us.
I said that if Cavanaugh was returning I would not be enthusiastic about next season and not invest so much of my time, money, heart, and soul into the football team. It appears that I will have to follow my word.
So next year at the games, you will not see me sitting in the front row of the student section. I will be moving else where in the stadium to an assigned seat so that I don't have to worry about waiting in line for hours then running to my seat. Instead I will have a nice assigned seat, I will park outside of the stadium and enjoy a few drinks with my friends.
It's amazing how this coaching staff can kill the passion of one of the most passionate fans, but congrats Wanny and staff, you have managed to do so.
I will enjoy our men's and women's basketball teams and know that they are heading in the right direction.
Hail to Pitt.