Report: Jamie Dixon considering coaching offer from TCU
Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon is reportedly considering a move to TCU.
Dixon, who has coached Pitt for the last 13 seasons, is willing to take a long look at TCU after being assured that the Horned Frogs would ensure that he’s not taking a pay cut, according to Gary Parrish of CBS Sports.
Why would Dixon, who has had some success at Pittsburgh and is coaching in the ACC, leave to take over one of the dregs of the Big Twelve? For one, TCU is his alma mater, and he played there from 1984-1987. The administrators who originally hired Dixon at Pitt are no longer there, the job has become more difficult than it was when he took it, and perhaps most notably he feels underappreciated by Pitt faithful despite 11 tournament appearances in 13 years.
TCU has never won more than four games in the Big 12 since their move to the conference in 2012, going winless in the league in 2013-14. They have only made the NCAA Tournament seven times in their history and only twice since 1971, the last coming in 1998. Dixon would have one heck of a job on his hands if he decided to coach his alma mater.