Dave Wannstedt’s resignation is official and he’s now commented on the situation:
“The past six years have been among the most gratifying of my entire career,” said Wannstedt, a 1974 graduate of Pitt and former standout offensive tackle for the Panthers. "To be the head coach at my university was the realization of a lifelong dream. It has been an honor and privilege to serve Pitt and its football program.
“I’ve always told our players that the University of Pittsburgh will mean more to them than just four years of school and football. It will influence and inspire everything they do long after their last class and final game. I know that firsthand. I owe so much of my life to the education and experiences I had here. Pitt has always been, and will continue to be, an incredibly special place for my family and me.”
According to the Pitt website, Wannstedt will stay on as an Assistant to the Athletic Director.
I’ve been one of the few supporters for Wannstedt to remain on, largely because of his increased success in recruiting and his track record over the past two seasons when Pitt has had it’s most successful stint in approximately 30 years.
For more analysis on my take about the Wannstedt resignation, visit Pitt blog Cardiac Hill.