The appearance of the playing field on Sunday was terrible, even after Pitt and the high school playoffs have long since left. Is there any chance that Coach Cowher will take that lousy field with him to North Carolina, and the Rooneys will go to Field Turf?
Mike Danek, Pittsburgh
BOUCHETTE: The surface at Heinz Field has nothing to do with the coach. Those decisions were made by the owners, who consulted everyone, including players and coaches. The Rooneys have been strong advocates of grass and Bill Cowher is on record as favoring it as well. The coach and the owners say the players prefer it. That's not the feedback I get from them in private. I believe eventually they will install some type of artificial surface, the sooner the better.