The Wannstache Will Always Be A Disappointment
This was going to be the year that Pittsburgh finally lived up to all the hype under Dave Wannstedt. He's brought in solid recruiting classes, has the NFL pedigree, and the menacing 'stache.
Hey, I was on the bandwagon.
No more excuses for Wanny, after this afternoon's 27-17 loss to Bowling Green. It's Big East title or find a new coordinator job in the NFL.
The Falcons set up to stuff LeSean McCoy, a preseason Heisman Trophy candidate and held him to 71 yards rushing. He got his touchdown early, but Pitt couldn't move late when they needed to. Not all the blame falls on McCoy however, Wannstedt kept the playcalling conservative and for that, his Panthers didn't score in the game's final 30 minutes.
Pittsburgh only gained 46 yards rushing in the final three quarters... against a MAC team. My apologies for picking the Panthers to start out 9-1. New rule: if Wannstedt is coach, don't expect too much in the way of efficient offense.
Bowling Green 27, Pittsburgh 17