Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Harris as OC?



On Monday, a source told us that Matt Cavanuagh would leave immediately after the letters were in to take a job with the Jets. The source also said that Walt Harris would then take over the OC job at Pitt. Now, let me say that we don't know where the source gets his info from. Also, there have been times in the past when the sources "stories" have turned out to not come true. But some have come true as well. Now looking at this situation: the source was right and Cavanaugh left immediately after the letters were in. Therefore, I have to believe that the second part is going to to be more than just a possibility and Harris may actually take over as OC.

Reasons I see this as likely: Harris was the Coach under Pederson. They had an excellent relationship. Harris always had a great offensive mind. He also had an eye for skill position talent. Think of guys he brought in (Antonio Bryant, Larry Fitzgerald, Kris Wilson, Joe Flacco, Luke Getsy, Palko, Miree (from Alabama), Greg Lee, Rutherford). No doubt the guy has an eye for talent and for developing it. Therefore, I could see Pederson "suggesting" that Wanny hire Pederson. Harris is in the area and jobless. Not to many OC's that are as qualified as him sitting around waiting to be hired for reasonable cash.

Reasons I think its a good match: As mentioned above, Harris can do what Wanny can't, Harris can bring in QB's and develop QB's (Priestly and Gonzalez) to name a few. The major lacking under Cavanaugh, were : talented QB's, development of QB's, and creativity. These are all fields Harris excells in. Things lacking under Harris: toughness, good O-line, a good D-line. These are all things that Wanny has instilled and has developed. These two seem like a match made in heaven, but who knows if they will mesh if this happens. I believe it is a definate possibility.

10 comments:

  1. I can't believe it, but I actually hope you are right and Wlat returns to coordinate the offense. That said, I can't help but remember the slide play.

    Either way, I am thankful that Matt Cavanaugh is moving on. I am not sure that he is so much to blame for the 3-0 game, but someone needs to take the fall for that horrible traumatic event.

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  2. I think Walt, with a little Wanny restraint could go a long way to being a great tandem. I hope the guy is right who told you this.

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  3. Another note--the source said this was going to happen immediately following the OSU game. I didn't believe it at the time, but it has come to fruition.

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  4. Wrong. Walt and Steve P did not have an excellent relationship at pitt.

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  5. Go talk to Pederson or Harris, they'll both tell you that they DID in fact have a very good working relationship.

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  6. whoever caliamed Wrong. Is way off, they most certainly had a good relationship. Long canned Walt, not Steve P.

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  7. Wrong again. The end of SP1 was highlighted with some problems between SP and WH.

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  8. Its official Cavanaugh is gone...check the JETS website...so who cares whos wrong...But I agree with others, thought it was common knowledge that WH and SP had a good relationship

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  9. I spoke with Walt when Pitt was in Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl and he made it very clear he did not want to leave. He loves Pitt and has alot of football left in him. Couple his QB coaching talent with where Pitt is already at defensively and I believe we'll have a WINNER! Hopefully Wanny will look past what others have described as an "uncomfortable relationship" and put Pitt's best interests first. I am thrilled that Walt's return is a possibility!

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  10. Noel fucking Mazzone. What a joke.

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