Arizona State coach Todd Graham seems to know no bounds when it comes to excuses for why he bolted Pitt for a job in Tempe.
After saying during his departure that he had family in the Valley of the Sun, Graham recently suggested to Craig Morgan of FOXSportsArizona.com that he had another reason for bailing out.
“All three of my kids went to Pittsburgh and said, ‘I don’t want to live here, dad.’ It wasn’t because of the people. There were great people there … ” Graham said in the interview.
“(ASU) was a deal that I did not plan. It was an opportunity of a lifetime that just came up for me. I’ve got a responsibility to my family to take care of them.”
We don’t begrudge anyone for leaving for a new job, no matter how much time he or she was at a previous post. But as if Graham wasn’t hated enough in the Steel City, now Pittsburgh residents have a whole new reason to despise Graham: Using his six kids as an excuse for his behavior.
And it still doesn’t explain why Graham broke up with the school via text.