A quick list of the Grand Canyon State’s ever growing contingent of Pittsburgh-related coaching connections:
* Cardinals’ coach Ken Whisenhunt served most of his coaching career with the Steelers, ending as Offensive Coordinator.
* Whisenhunt’s top assistant Russ Grimm is from Scottsdale, played his college ball at Pitt and was Bill Cowher’s top assistant/offensive line coach with the Steelers.
* Cardinals’ defensive coordinator Billy Davis got his first start in NFL coaching with the Steelers.
* Arizona State head basketball coach Herb Sendek grew up in Pittsburgh, graduating from Penn Hills High School and Carnegie Mellon University.
* Finally, new University of Arizona head basketball coach Sean Miller is from Blackhawk High School and considered one of the best point guards ever to play for Pitt. He also spent some time as an assistant at Pitt.
Is that enough to convince you that Arizona = Pittsburgh West? Oh and there’s also Larry Fitzgerald.