Former Pittsburgh Panthers head coach Todd Graham is set to take over the Arizona St. Sun Devils' football program after just one year in the Steel City, according to multiple reports. And in a video posted on the Panthers' official web site, Graham pumps up his players at the beginning of the season by touting his "one-year plan" for Pittsburgh. It's set to dramatic string music--the sort usually reserved for movie trailers promoting summer blockbusters--which only adds to its awkward hilarity.â†µ
"Let me tell ya, I'm buildin' a program here. I don't have no five-year plan," Graham says in the first clip of the video. "I got a one-year plan."
Another bit is especially funny in light of the news that Graham informed his Panthers players of his decision to leave Pittsburgh via a mass text message. Later in the video, over clips of Graham instructing players on the practice field, Graham says in a voiceover, "my favorite thing about coaching is the relationship with the players."â†µ
Give the video a look now, just in case Pittsburgh decides to take it down.â†µ
Graham went 6-6 in his one year with Pittsburgh. He took over the program after four years coaching the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, during which he tallied a 36-17 record and three bowl victories.â†µ
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