Former Bears Coach Dave Wannstedt gets new TV gig

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Dave Wannstedt was the head man with the Chicago Bears from 1993-1998. During his tenure, the Bears went to the playoffs once, and won just one playoff game- a memorable New Year’s Eve 1994 upset at Minnesota led by the “legendary” Steve Walsh.

After a fun-to-watch 1995 Bears team had a winning record, but failed to reach the postseason, he built up expectations in Chicago with a famous “all the pieces are in place” soundbite. But the Bears suffered a losing season and eventually “this place was in pieces.”

Wanny’s way with words winds him up on FOX Sports it was announced today.

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Indianapolis Colts Eye First Win against Kansas City Chiefs

This might be as good a chance to get that first win of 2011 as the Indianapolis Colts might get in this second quarter of the NFL season.

The Colts (0-4) welcome the similarly struggling Kansas City Chiefs (1-3) to Lucas Oil Stadium at 1 p.m. today in search of a victory that has eluded them thus far this season.

There are several reasons why Indy can come out on top in this battle of division cellar dwellers who both won their divisions in 2010 (how quickly things change in the NFL).

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In Baldwin and Lewis, Pitt Panthers have 2 Next Level Skill Guys

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Pittsburgh Panthers Coach Dave Wannstedt has had a rather up and down college football season so far. His Pitt team has looked pretty mediocre; due to a lot of injuries to key guys, but they still have future NFL talent aplenty, especially at the skill positions.

This gives them an advantage in the Big East Conference race, a derby that is pretty wide open because the BE isn’t exactly the strongest at this point.

Leading the way for the Panthers on offense is junior wide receiver Jon Baldwin and sophomore tailback Dion Lewis. I spoke with both following Pitt’s loss at Notre Dame.

By Paul M. Banks

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