Want to know what Don Nehlen thinks of the direction of the Pitt football program? If you do, be wary. It’s not pretty. In fact, I am going to deem this quote PG-13, parental guidance required. Think Marie Osmond…partially-naked:
“I think Pitt has a tough road to hoe. I think when they tore that [Pitt] stadium down, that was a big mistake. It’s very hard to create a college atmosphere in a pro stadium. I know one thing: If a high school player comes down here for a football game, and the next week he goes to a Pitt game, I know where he’s going to school. They don’t have the following we have. … That makes it tough for Pitt to catch us.”
Fantastic. Dandy Don, after all these years, still sticking it to Pitt. I hope that when I am his age, I still hate Pitt with as much passion as I do today. Actually, I hope that aliens have destroyed the city of Pittsburgh, but that’s slightly more far-fetched. Even more far-fetched? Pitt winning on Saturday.
[Note: that quote is part of a much larger article by Chuck Finder in yesterday’s Post-Gazette; I suggest you check it out.]