June 7, 2006
Albany - The Fountain City Classic against Fort Valley State is the biggest game every season on the Albany State football schedule.
The heat on this red-hot rivalry could be turned even higher this fall if Rams head coach Mike White has to face his offensive coordinator in November in Columbus.
Albany State offensive coordinator Donald Pittman is one of three finalists to become the next head coach at Fort Valley State.
The job became open when the Wildcats decided not to renew the contract of John Morgan.
One of the reasons Morgan was let go after only three seasons was the fact he was 0-3 against Albany State.
A graduate of Adams State University, Donald Pittman was the offensive coordinator at Midwestern State in Texas when Mike White hired him to run the Rams offense in 2002.
And under Pittman, Albany State has found the endzone.
The Rams have averaged at least 30 points a game in each of his four seasons running the Albany State offense.
Earlier this year, Donald Pittman was a finalist for the head coaching job at Tuskegee.
Shaw head coach and former Florida State football standout Deondri Clark and Edward Waters head coach Lamonte Massie are the other two finalists.
Fort Valley State University President Larry Rivers is expected to name the Wildcats new football coach next Thursday.