Dave Wannstedt held a press conference on Monday to talk about the UConn game and updates on the team. He also talked about changes in line for the offense as Pitt had a dismal time throwing the football this past Saturday. The press conference didn’t last long as coach Wannstedt stormed out of media room about last year’s meltdown against UConn. Here’s a recap:
On the offense:
“We had some issues throwing the ball on Saturday. Kevan threw two bad interceptions…one of them was returned for a touchdown. We also had a key pass dropped in the end zone that would have won the game. I sat down with the staff on Sunday, and we’ve decided to say f**k it and we are switching to the Wing-T offense the rest of the season. The reason for it is we have issues at QB and our receivers can’t catch. So you will see Maurice Williams at quarterback with Collins, LeSean, and Larod in the backfield. We’re also experimenting with the
On the UConn game:
"This should be our trademark game. UConn doesn’t have DJ Hernandez at quarterback this time around. They have a solid football team who won the Motor City Bowl back in 2004. I know their university and its fans carry a smugness with them, but when you win a bowl game like that…those are bragging rights. Hell, just imagine if we make it to a bowl and win. I know we have some national titles and bowl wins in recent memory, but who can compete with that? Other than that, our team is treating this like a bowl game as UConn may be treating this as the same. If DJ Hernandez doesn’t get put in a QB, we should be in good shape. Our new offense should also provide some confusion for everyone including the fans ."
On the 46-45 loss to the Huskies last year:
"The Huskies are who what we thought they were. We played them last year for three and a half quarters and we lost. THE HUSKIES ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE! THAT’S THE WAY WE TOOK THE DAMN FIELD! NOW IF YOU WANNA CROWN THEM, THEN CROWN THEIR ASS! BUT THEY ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE, AND WE LET ‘EM OFF THE HOOK!"