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Following yet another loss this season, Pittsburgh Panthers coach Kevin Stallings apparently tried to hurl some shade toward Louisville Cardinals fans. Not at all shockingly, he’s bad at it.

With a 26-point loss in the back of his head, the maligned coach supposedly turned to fans at Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center and said, “At least we didn’t pay our guys $100,000” and “We didn’t pay our guys 100 grand, though,” according to a recording provided by WHAS reporter Whitney Harding.

Stallings claims to not know exactly what he said, but swears he did it for the kids.

“Somebody said something bad about my players. I’m just going to stick up for my players,” Stallings said. “Probably said the wrong thing, but I’m not going to let people talk crap about my players.

“We’re down, the game’s over with, you don’t need to insult kids who are out there trying to fight hard and do their best. So like I said, I probably should have chosen some different words, but I’m not going to let people take shots at our players.”

For those unaware of who Kevin Stallings is, you might remember him from such hits as “being the guy who regularly blocks transfers” or the man who once told one of his own players that “I’ll (bleeping) kill you.”

Pitt fans probably miss Jamie Dixon right about now.

Since taking over for Dixon last season, Stallings has led the Panthers to an overall record of 24-24. Pitt is 8-7 so for this season, but are 0-2 in ACC play.

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Joseph has been covering college basketball for nearly a decade. He's also the co-host of the Off The Wall podcast. Marty Jannetty is better than HBK.
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