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Dave Wannstedt back in college football — as TV analyst

Dave Wannstedt AP

For those college football fans who’ve yearned for the return of the mustachioed Camaro man, today’s your lucky day.

Since “resigning” — winkwinknudgenudge — as Pittsburgh’s head coach December of 2011, Dave Wannstedt has served as an assistant at the professional level, spending two years with the Buffalo Bills and 2013 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Now, however, he’s back in college football, albeit in a slightly different capacity.

In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Wannstedt revealed that he will serve as a television analyst for the 2014 season.  The long-time coach will be a part of FOX Sports’ college football pregame, halftime and postgame shows along with co-hosting a weekly show on the Big Ten Network.

“I guess I am moving to the dark side, so to speak,” the coach told the Post-Gazette. “I reached out to several media outlets to see if I could get into the TV side of things and Fox offered me this job after several discussions.

“I have always had it in the back of my mind that this is what I wanted to do and now I have the opportunity and it should be really a lot of fun and I think it is something that will be a challenge but that I’m really looking forward to.”

The paper writes that Wannstedt “will be based in Chicago but will fly to Los Angeles for the Fox Shows each weekend.”

The 62-year-old Wannstedt didn’t state either way whether he’d like to continue his coaching career.

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7 Responses to “Dave Wannstedt back in college football — as TV analyst”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 23, 2014 9:51 PM

    I would hire him solely on the quality of his mustache.

  2. ripdipbob says: Jul 23, 2014 10:08 PM

    The “Stache” will ruin the booth too!! Miami, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, and now the booth?!! Oh geez

  3. bonnovi says: Jul 23, 2014 10:57 PM

    I’m still traumatized from his time as Bills Defensive Coordinator.

  4. planecrashguy says: Jul 24, 2014 12:59 AM

    No coach ever looked so utterly bewildered on the sidelines when things went South as Wannstedt.

  5. orthomarine says: Jul 24, 2014 7:41 AM

    That stache needs to be bronzed

  6. cranespy says: Jul 24, 2014 12:33 PM

    Great man…..better coordinator than coach….but an honorable, devout man.

  7. classicshar says: Aug 30, 2014 8:30 PM

    NO NO… not the booth! I just tuned in to watch the USC opener and NO NO, this is not the man I want to hear broadcasting, especially for a class act like USC. With any input, one should consider the source…and this man does not have the ‘cred’ for the job. Please, please, Fox. You work so hard to build good teams….. reconsider and remove him so I can return to watching the Trojans. I turned it off….and will. Sorry….

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