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: January 11, 2011, 12:37:06 PM

Van Pelt, 40, is currently the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks coach and spent the past four seasons as an offensive assistant with the Buffalo Bills, and that includes one year as the team's offensive coordinator. He also played 10 seasons in the NFL as a back-up quarterback with the Buffalo Bills.

One of the all-time great quarterbacks in Pitt history, Van Pelt holds the school's record for career passing yards (11,267) and he also posted two of the best four passing seasons (passing yards) in school history. He threw for 66 touchdown passes.

Perhaps the high point of his career was when he led a 22-point rally in the Panthers' historic comeback from a 31-9 fourth-quarter deficit to force a 31-31 tie against West Virginia in 1989.

This season his work with Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman has drawn rave reviews, and his ties to the school along with his offensive philosophy caught the eyes of some key members of the search committee.

One issue which could arrive with Van Pelt is that he is also a candidate for several open offensive coordinator jobs in the NFL, though he owns property in Armstrong County and most likely would choose Pitt, if offered, over any other job.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11010/1116893-233.stm#ixzz1AeVv1IUd
: January 11, 2011, 12:39:53 PM yuccaneers

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#1 : January 11, 2011, 12:53:45 PM

Really dont want to lose Van Pelt

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#2 : January 11, 2011, 01:01:14 PM

Would be a great opportunity for him.  Would hate to lose him, but certainly wouldn't fault him for taking the job.


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#3 : January 11, 2011, 01:12:43 PM

Damn, was really hoping we could hang onto him for another year as a QB coach and then promote him if/when Ollie gets a better opportunity.


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#4 : January 11, 2011, 03:03:04 PM

Guys, Todd Graham was hired.

You can breath easier.

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#5 : January 11, 2011, 03:04:54 PM

Whew... Booker saves the day.

i thought we'd have to have another assistant head coach there for a sec.

Who knew how good it would feel as a fan when we now know what it\'s like for our team to have a direction, an attitude, and dare I say an offense?.  

Good time to be a Bucs fan.
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