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Pitt cites 'clear signs of progress' in giving Wannstedt contract extension

Updated: December 2, 2007, 6:28 AM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt was given a three-year contract extension Saturday, despite not producing a winning record in three seasons in a program that went to bowl games five consecutive years before he arrived.

Wannstedt was already under contract through the 2009 season and is now signed through 2012. The announcement came before Pitt upset No. 2 West Virginia 13-9 in the Backyard Brawl.

Pitt apparently chose to give Wannstedt the extension now to end any ...

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