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Jan. 3, 2011

Statement from the University of Pittsburgh Athletic Director Steve Pederson:


“During a series of discussions leading up to today, Dave made indications it wasn’t likely that he would coach the bowl game. We did not know, however, whether his position would change once he began working with the team again and gave him the liberty to have the time to make a final decision. In anticipation of this decision, we talked with Phil Bennett about leading the program as the acting head coach for this bowl game. Phil Bennett has been a head coach, is respected by the players and staff, and will do a fine job leading the Pitt football team in Birmingham. We are fortunate to have someone with Phil’s talents available to assume this role.”



Statement from Pitt Athletic Director Steve Pederson

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