I guess the University of Pittsburgh’s move to the ACC wasn’t happening soon enough for (now former) head coach Todd Graham:
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh coach Todd Graham is leaving the Panthers to take the same position at Arizona State.
Graham will replace Dennis Erickson.
“I have resigned my position at Pitt in the best interest of my family to pursue the head coaching position at Arizona State,” Graham said in a text message sent to players on the Pittsburgh team. “Coaching there has always been a dream of ours and we have family there. The timing of the circumstances have prohibited me from telling you this directly. I now am on my way to Tempe to continue those discussions. God Bless. Coach Graham.”
I can’t say that I blame him. Pittsburgh is a pro-sports town. To make matters worse, Pitt doesn’t have its own stadium and has to play at Heinz Field, which isn’t exactly on campus.