Miami’s Haywood ready to take Pitt job

Pitt is expected to introduce Miami (Ohio) football coach

Michael Haywood as Dave Wannstedt’s successor at a news conference


Haywood, 10-15 in two seasons at the Mid-American Conference,

held a series of meetings on campus Wednesday with Pitt officials –

some of which were spotted by students.

Haywood is the only known candidate for the job, although Pitt

also may have had interest in new Miami coach Al Golden and new

West Virginia offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen before they took

other jobs.

Formerly the offensive coordinator at Notre Dame, Haywood was

1-11 in his first season at Miami in 2009 before going 9-4 this

season and beating Northern Illinois in the MAC championship


Wannstedt resigned under pressure as Pitt’s coach on Dec. 7

after going 7-5 during a season in which Pitt was picked to win the

Big East. first reported that Pitt had settled on Haywood as its

next coach.