Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon has amassed a .727 winning percentage and taken the Panthers to the NCAA Tournament in 11 of his 13 seasons at the helm. But according to CBS reporter Gary Parrish, he might be considering leaving the program.
Parrish is reporting Sunday that TCU is "zeroing in" on offering Dixon a deal that would essentially match what he currently makes at Pitt. Why would Dixon consider TCU, you ask? He played there from 1984-1987. Between that and what seems like frustration with fans, he's taking a look at making a change. Here's more, via Parrish:
There are several reasons, sources said, for Dixon to make the move -- the most obvious of which is that Dixon has reached the point where some Pitt fans don't appreciate the fact that he's made 11 NCAA Tournaments in 13 seasons as much as they focus on the fact that he's only guided the Panthers to the Sweet 16 twice. Beyond that, the chancellor and athletic director who hired Dixon are no longer in place. Beyond that, the Pitt job became a much tougher job when the school moved out of the Big East and into the ACC.
Could Dixon just be using the opportunity for leverage at Pittsburgh? Sure. But any time someone's alma mater is involved, anything is possible.