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Statement from tonight for fun:
"I understand the speculation surrounding my name given today's developments," Chryst's statement reads. "I am committed to the Pitt football program and the University of Pittsburgh. I am focusing all my time and energy on our team’s bowl game preparation and recruiting a great group of young men to join our program and this outstanding university. We are working hard every day to re-establish this program and I am excited about the future of Pitt football."
Don't wanna start up BOB level analyzing of public statements, but you can take this a number of ways. Rumor is he has a fairly large buy-out, but it should be interesting to see what happens once they get back from good ole Birmingham for the third time. Have to believe he would jump at the opportunity to HC at Wiscy if given the chance, but I don't know if they'll take the buy-out for a guy with 1 yr of lackluster coaching experience.
Statements are nice but until Wisconsin has a new HC not named Paul Chyrst I think people at Pitt will be sweating. I doubt Wisconsin even offers him the job. He hasn't really done anything to warrant it.
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He would never turn down the Wisconsin job to stay at Pitt. Never. So either he knows he isnt being considered for the job or he is lying through his teeth for whatever purpose that would serve.
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This x2. If he gets offer from Wisky, he's gone, but I think they get a bigger fish than Chryst. Its certainly a much better job than Pitt, has to be easier to recruit when you actually have fans
Who might they go after beside Chryst? Fitzgerald? Diaco? Rhodes? Do they get on the horn to Butch Jones and delay him leaving for CU? Fickell? We know they'll go regional and probably go after a pro style coach (due to their personnel).
Rhodes would be interesting, but out of that list Chryst looks pretty appealing, especially since he knows the entire squad already.
This is clear as day if you're Alvarez, IMO.
This post was edited by leftcoastlion 16 months ago
“We’re doing things we couldn’t imagine,” says safety Stephen Obeng-Agyapong. “But we’re doing them together.”
I want someone to take Diaco and make him miss the NC game.
That is nice Paul, but we heard this tune before from Brian Kelly and now Charlie Strong. We have heard many coaches before say this, but show up somewhere else. Until Wisky names its coach, I will believe you are staying put.
Hell, your former boss in Madison had pointed comments towards the SEC. He happened to take a job in Fayetteville today. What state is that in and what conference?
This post was edited by Hamilton Lion 16 months ago
It's also entirely possible that Alvarez took a look at some of his "coaching" at Pitt and decided to look elsewhere.
I had a lot of fun looking at threads after their losses this year. Their recruiting class is the only thing keeping that fan base on board w Chryst.
Not every year they are going to have 5 stars fall into their laps like Shell, Foster, Boyd, Johnson. Especially as our sanctions lessen.
"Whoever’s trying to kill me isn’t getting the job done. But one day, I’m going to punch that f___r in the face."
I know we hate Pitt and that it is nice to get a good laugh about their coaching mishaps, but besides the fact that Chryst has ties to the school and the area I honestly don't see what the immediate draw would be. At the end of the day Pitt has a much higher ceiling as a football program. The natural talent base and tradition is really not even close. Yeah the facilities and fanbase leave a little to be desired, but Chryst has a shot to bring in greater talent than Wisky, especially with PSU hurt by sanctions. Chryst can go back to Wisconsin if that is his dream job... which I highly doubt, but right now he has just started building something at Pitt and in my opinion would be making a bad career decision if he were to leave.
I'm not saying Chryst would leave Pitt for Wisky, but why would anyone say it's not his dream job? He grew up in Madison. Played at Wisconsin. Coached at Wisconsin. Maybe it's because I'm a graduate student, but I can spot the trend...
If Chryst doesn't go to Wisconsin it won't be because he turned them down, more like they weren't interested. He isn't exactly battling BOB for coach of the year.
FWIW, Pitt did improve tremendously as the year went on, especially the last few weeks of the season.
Chryst had a steep learning curve, and players are still stunted developmentally by so many coaching changes, but he seems to be getting it together. More importantly IMO, their DC (former HS coach IIRC) got his head out of his rear and got the boys to start playing football.
If Chryst stays, which is doubtful if Wisconsin calls, then they may benefit by picking up some staff members from UW and replacing their more lacking staff members.
Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS
Ifind it cute that you defend them and buddy up to them. Lol
He should and would bolt if they offered. Can't call yourself a real program and not have your own field and facilities.
I would defend most coaches in the country if people were posting things that were not correct.
Account hacked by the Pitt fan?
I thought I explained my point of view fairly well, but if you need it simplified here we go.
Bad recruiting area
Very Cold Weather
Historically Vanilla Offense
Fairly successful coach just up and left for Arkansas
Great Football City produces great players
In state rival is wounded right now as far as recruiting
Plenty of high population recruiting areas in vicinity
Moving to decent conference
Dedicated but weak fanbase
Lack of relevence recently
Cold weather (but not as bad a Wisky)
Bias aside I personally think it would be a very poor career choice for Chryst to leave Pitt for Wisconsin.
Is this a joke?
NO ONE COMES TO THEIR GAMES
Who gives a shit about a pro stadium if no one is there
Dedicated but weak?????????? Is that like large but small?
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by beck881psu 16 months ago
Look I hate Pitt. I think their fans are idiots who pay more attention to what PSU is doing than what their idiot AD is doing. But I also think Chryst was a good hire when they were in a crisis situation and even though they can't half-fill the Pro stadium that they play in doesn't mean he can't build that program up to the point where they are getting very good talent and turning that into some hype for that program. Wisconsin has a lower ceiling. I feel they have maximized what they can do and that is probably why BB left. He really can't do any better than what he has there because he is never going to get better players. period. They start putting an exciting product on the field that can consistently beat MAC teams and that city will rally around them.
I think Wisconsin has shown it is capable of going undefeated and winning the B1G which would theoretically put them in the national championship game. I can't see Pitt winning the ACC and beating teams like FSU, Clemson, and Miami when they are on their feet. Pitt has a lower ceiling. People in Wisconsin care about Badger football, people in Pittsburgh care about Steeler football.
Go back and watch the Louisville game and come back and talk. Not about Xs and Os but about horrid game management.
agreed, Chyrst has made some decisions this year that a 12 year old playing xbox wouldn't make. I think he's a solid hire but I think he has ceiling to him. If he doesn't get the Wisconsin job, which I don't think he will, i think it will say alot about what people there think about him as a HC.
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