Cignetti leaves for Pitt

It’s pretty sad when your offensive coordinator leaves for a conference foe for the same job. It’s one thing if he left for a head coaching position, but it was for the same job in the ACC. It will be interesting to see how many transfer out. I get that Cignetti was from Pennsylvania but it’s not like it’s across the country. Not a good sign when coordinators leave for the same job in the same conference.
 
To also add on to what I said, I think Hafley should promote Joe Dailey to offensive coordinator and keep the hiring within. An external hire creates a lot of ambiguity and anxiety for the players who could transfer as a result.
 

Ohdannyboy73

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To also add on to what I said, I think Hafley should promote Joe Dailey to offensive coordinator and keep the hiring within. An external hire creates a lot of ambiguity and anxiety for the players who could transfer as a result.
So when you say "bad sign" what would that mean? It's on Hafely? You think players might transfer because Cignetti left?
 
So when you say "bad sign" what would that mean? It's on Hafely? You think players might transfer because Cignetti left?
I don’t know what will happen, probably just being over dramatic. It just doesn’t look good when a coordinator leaves for a conference foe for the same job. He was in the middle of building a talented offense but then abruptly leaves for the same job at a conference foe. It’s probably just a case of BC being a cheap skate once again.
 

CDB

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You all do realize we had the 93rd rated offense in the country -- Phil or no Phil that is how poor our offense was. It is possible that Cignetti will try to get Phil to transfer. Possible no matter how much folks have been denying it. I haven't been following Pitt to see who is going to replace Pickett -- maybe someone here is knowledgeable of the Panthers and what they have coming back next year.
 
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BCEagle74

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Carolina Panthers former offensive coordinator Joe Brady is my pick.

Longshot dream choice.

Post your picks Eagles!
 
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You all do realize we had the 93rd rated offense in the country -- Phil or no Phil that is how poor our offense was. It is possible that Cignetti will try to get Phil to transfer. Possible no matter how much folks have been denying it. I haven't been following Pitt to see who is going to replace Pickett -- maybe someone here is knowledgeable of the Panthers and what they have coming back next year.
Phil already transferred once, I don’t think he can transfer again. Isn’t it a one time transfer rule?
 

AGPennyPacker

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I have a feeling that Hafley was secretly encouraging this move.

he does not seem like the man that would like to openly fire a position coach and is much happier they move on “on their own”
 

CDB

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The folks on the Pitt boards have mixed reactions. Some love Cignetti; some are puzzled as Pitt averaged 41 points per game and BC did come close, but he is a Pittsburgh guy and is coming back. Pitt had a much better year than BC, but is also at a crossroads trying to get by that some see them as not maintaining or improving when they lose a quality QB.
 
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