Pitt’s Todd Graham leaves for Arizona State
|Pennsylvania OT Adam Bisnowaty is currently committed to Pittsburgh|
With Dennis Erickson’s firing from Arizona State, that left a void in Tempe. Enter Todd Graham, who went 6-6 as Pitt’s head coach this past season. Graham is a former defensive assistant under Rich Rodriguez at West Virginia; they now happen to be in-state rivals.
Coaching changes rarely seem to pay dividends for Michigan, but if you’re interested in speculation, this could re-open the door for Pittsburgh (PA) Fox Chapel Area OT Adam Bisnowaty, who was being pursued by Michigan prior to committing to Pitt.
While Bisnowaty is the only Michigan offeree to be committed to Pitt, the Panthers also have verbals from Aliquippa (PA) Hopewell RB Rushel Shell and Cleveland (TN) Cleveland QB Chad Voytik. Shell has a particularly impressive offer list, and Canton (OH) GlenOak’s Bri’onte Dunn recently re-affirmed his commitment to Ohio State, leaving the door open for Michigan to search elsewhere for a running back. Meanwhile, Voytik had expressed interest in Michigan, but it was unrequited. If the Wolverines decide to pursue a quarterback before February, Voytik might be a prime candidate.