Pitt football: Mike Haywood another member of the 'Cradle of Coaches'
Pitt didn't exactly hire a 'name' coach -- although Mike Haywood's reputation in college football coaching circles is impeccable -- but the school certainly went to the right place to find Dave Wannstedt's successor.
Miami (Ohio) is known as the 'Cradle of Coaches' for producing some of the greatest, most innovative minds in college football.
The list reads like a Who's Who of the coaching fraternity.
Woody Hayes, who went on to legendary status at Ohio State, was a head coach at Miami.
Bo Schmbechler, who did the same at Michigan, was also a head coach at Miami.
Ara Parseghian, who did the same at Notre Dame, was 39-6-1 while head coach at Miami.
The legendary Paul Brown, founder of the Cleveland Browns, played quarterback at Miami.
Army's great head coach, Earl "Red' Blaik, also played at Miami.
Current Ohio State coach Jim Tressel was a wide receiver at Miami in the late 1970s.
And Weeb Ewbank, who coached the New York Jets to the Super Bowl III title, played quarterback at Miami in 1928.
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