Dixon: Tomlin fuss no big deal
No Pittsburgh coach or manager, professional or college, spends more time in the field of play than Jamie Dixon. Pitt's basketball coach is famous for straying well out onto the hardwood.
So maybe it shouldn't surprise anyone that Dixon laughed off the fuss stirred up by Steelers coach Mike Tomlin's impeding — unwittingly or not — the Ravens' Jacoby Jones on a kickoff return Thursday in Baltimore.
“I could see it coming when I saw it happen on TV,” Dixon said of the attention the play has received. “I think the stage was the big stage. It was a Thursday night game, Thanksgiving, everybody watching … what else are you going to talk about when there was nothing else that day?”
Did Dixon think Tomlin knew what he was doing?
“Oh, no, are you kidding?” Dixon said. “No one's that clever.”
Dixon added that NFL coaches undoubtedly will back off the sideline the rest of the season, but he couldn't vouch for himself when his Panthers meet Penn State on Tuesday night at Petersen Events Center.
“I'll try,” Dixon said.
— Dejan Kovacevic
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