Football: Pitt expected to hire Michael Haywood

By Staff Report

Sports analysts are predicting that Michael Haywood will replace Dave Wannstedt as head football… Updated 11:47 a.m. Athletic Director Steve Pederson is expected to hire Michael Haywood to replace Dave Wannstedt as head football coach.

Pederson will hold a press conference, which The Pitt News will cover live, at the Pitt football practice facility in the South Side.

Haywood, the former Miami University of Ohio head coach, led his Mid-American conference team to a 9-4 record this year, his second year at the school. The school had a 1-11 record in 2009.

Haywood worked as an assistant at seven schools, including Louisiana State University and Notre Dame, before moving to Ohio.

He had interviewed twice with Pitt since Wannstedt’s resignation and is not expected to coach the Red Hawks in the upcoming bowl.

Check back for more information as the story develops.

Editor’s note: This story has been changed to correct an error in the year in which Haywood came to Miami.