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Bradley continues to draw support for Pitt job

January 5, 2011 - Cory Giger
I'm happy to report that one of the hottest names in college football right now is Tom Bradley, who deserves and hopefully will get the Pitt job.

If media and public opinion were the decisive factors, Bradley would seem to be a shoo-in. Both Ron Cook and Bob Smizik of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette have columns today endorsing Bradley for the job.

Both Neil Rudel and I already have given our endorsements to Bradley, who has done a wonderful job in his 30-plus years at Penn State and deserves a chance to run his own program.

Furthermore, many Pitt fans on Internet message boards also like Bradley, even though he's a Penn State guy. Go figure.

But that's the point. Bradley is so respected by everyone that even many Pitt diehards understand he would be a good choice.

The last coach, Michael Haywood, was a terrible choice. Beyond terrible. Embarrassing, given how things played out for him legally.

Bradley's name also surfaced in recent days in connection with the UConn job, but reports Tuesday indicated he's no longer in the running.

That opens the door for him to be hired at Pitt.

Hopefully AD Steve Pederson will make the right choice this time and give Bradley the opportunity he deserves.

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