College football notebook: ASU's Graham admits Pitt job was 'mistake'
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Arizona State coach Todd Graham admitted taking the job at Pitt was a “mistake,” according to an SI.com report.
Graham, in his second year at Arizona State, said the timing of his move forced him to tell the Panthers' players by text rather than in person.
“I didn't have any control over the timing,” Graham told SI.com. “I had to resign my job to come here, and had to be on a plane at 8:30 the next morning. I wish I could have been allowed to have the time to (talk to the team).”
Graham said Pitt wasn't right for him.
“I probably made a mistake there. ... It was not a good fit,” he said. “If I had to do it over again, I wouldn't have ever taken the job at Pitt. I'd have stayed at Tulsa and taken the job here at Arizona State.”
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