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A CFB Coach Hasn't Left His Office Since Sunday Morning - Here's Why

The Pittsburgh Panthers football players gathered together.

ANNAPOLIS, MD - DECEMBER 28: The Pittsburgh Panthers gather before the start of their game against the Navy Midshipmen in the Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on December 28, 2015 in Annapolis, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Pitt football hosted rival Penn State on Saturday, and things went about as poorly as possible for the Panthers.

The Nittany Lions routed Pitt 51-6 at Heinz Field, a serious disappointment for the second year in a row for Pitt after a huge 2016 win.

One Pitt assistant coach—tight ends coach Tim Salem—says he hasn't left his office since the game ended. It is, in part, because of the last loss, though he insists that he would be there had the Panthers come out on top as well.

Pitt football's Tim Salem says he is avoided his wife's "honey-do list" by being at the office.

From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Craig Meyer:

"When a team loses a game like you had last Saturday, what does it do to a coach's workload the following week?

'I haven't slept since the game, if that's what you're asking. Really, I've been in this building since 7 a.m. on Sunday. I haven't left. I haven't left. I worked yesterday in this building for like 18 hours and I slept here. That's just the way it is. I think sometimes when you play games and you lose a game, a little bit of you has died. You do somewhat die when you lose a game. To recover from that, you just have to turn the page and buckle up for the next game. It's a new game. You sit around nowadays and wait and sulk and complain for 48 hours, you've just lost 48 hours of preparation for the next game. We play 12 one-game seasons, because every week is a season by itself. You have to prepare like that. I think our kids came in and they were bright-eyed this morning. We started meetings at 7:30. There were no kids in here lollygagging and walking slow. Good for us.'

You've been here since Sunday morning, If you had won Saturday night, would you have still done that?

'I'd still be here. When I go home late at night, it's 'Honey can you change the light bulb? Can you move this out in the garage?' No I don't want to change no light bulbs. I'm not moving nothing in the garage, s I don't want to go home. I don't have to do that stuff. The honey-do list is gone because I'm not there. This is my sanctuary, right here. You've got to try it. It will work.'"

Hopefully that works out for Pitt on Saturday, when the team hosts Georgia Tech. Also, I hope that Mrs. Salem hasn't been sitting in the dark this whole time.