OK, now it’s getting ridiculous.
In their effort to hire a new offensive coordinator, the Bears have been swinging and missing more than Barry Bonds in a blindfold.
So they’ve lowered their expectations, and they’re still striking out.
Recently, Pitt offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti emerged as a candidate. And Cignetti now says he’s staying put at Pitt.
Pitt released a statement on Thursday evening from Cignetti.
“My return to Pitt last year was the realization of a longtime personal and professional goal,” Cignetti said. “It was made even more gratifying by the outstanding season we enjoyed. I couldn’t be more fortunate to work for Dave Wannstedt and coach these great kids. Despite recent reports connecting my name with other jobs, I am wholeheartedly committed to being at Pitt and continuing to establish our program among the nation’s very best.”
In other words, the Bears will have to keep looking.
Coincidentally, Cignetti’s current boss served as head coach of the Bears from 1993 through 1998, generating a record of 41-57.