Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Chryst new coach?

According to paul Zeise of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst is in the driver's seat to be the new head coach of Pitt, even though Zeise pointed out that it's not a done deal yet.  Chryst, 46, has been the offensive coordinator for the Badgers since 2005.  Before that, he was the offensive coordinator for two years at Oregon State.  This was the second time that Chryst interviewed for Pitt, and he also was interviewed for jobs at Illinois, Minnesota, and Kansas in the last two years.

12 comments:

  1. i'm about to blow a fucking gasket here. what a bunch of bullshit. they are going for the "safe" pick. this is why pitt football is where it is at now and will stay for quite awhile. read where they said pitt wanted cristobal but now in the last 2 days they became concerned over his fondness for florida and concerned he would leave in 2 years? all this changed in 2 god damned days? bullshit. they are cowards and were pushed by alumni for a guy from a name program. they seemed to make a decision and were set on it then people got in their ear. spineless people making decisions. rot in hell pederson and all connected with this decision. more mediocrity and under achieving. big freaking suprise. like i said they could fuck up a free lunch and they did... again!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Bad hire, no head coaching experience, another on the job training candidate, if he is hired he will last 3 years, another stellar hire!

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  3. BW...please blow a gasket. I am sure you'll be at Heinz Field, after someone gives you the tics, booing at first game.

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  4. Coaching experience, or at least head coaching experience, is overrated when it comes to hiring. What is impressive is that Chryst is clearly at the top of his profession and that tells me the man knows football. He also has run different schemes (Oregon State and Wisconsin) and been successful at both.
    I think Chyrst lead Pitt team will be a good team, that executes their scheme well and does not make mistakes. That are not going to have the flash that a high-octane offense will have, but they will be a much better team. The question is can he get the talent needed to compete in the ACC?
    As for personality, it's nice to have but tons of very successful football coaches have 'no' personality. Just look at Chuck Noll and Bill BElichek. In college, Paul Johnson (seriously underrated coach at Georgia Tech), Fulmer, Coker, Tom Osborne, Jim Tressel, and other were accused of being boring.
    Chryst was not my 1st choice, but I like the pick compared to the other candidates.

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  5. I've heard some people say that Pitt should ask the Rooney's how they hire a coach since they're so good at it. Well, their last 3 and by far most successful hires have been coaches with zero HC experience.

    I would guess that going that route in the pros where huge sums of money are at stake is a bigger risk than in college. Just my guess though...

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  6. Personality means nothing in the NFL because they don't recruit. As for Fulmer, Coker, Osborne, and Tressel they were at some of the most successful programs at the country. Half of their recruiting was done just by the very existence of their program. Pitt doesn't have that luxury. They actually have to work hard for recruits to choose them.

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  7. Recruiting is the life blood of college football, Chryst has to sell a medioce program, a fan base who is apathetic and a stadium that due to it's fan base is full of yellow seats. Best of luck to this guy!!!!

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  8. I'm sure Paul Hackett will advise Chryst how an offensive genius can succeed at PITT. Wonder who the recruiting duties will fall to? Most likely AD Pederson will be hitting the road on their behalf. If I'm Cristobal I'm thinking that getting the PITT job was an unanswered prayer that may pay off big time down the road. I guess the old white men at PITT decided a latino just wouldn't know how to dress in cold weather? Sick.

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  9. Personality, by any definition, is more than someone's public speaking skills or ability to talk smoothly with a big cheesy grin on one's face. It also involves ones actions, decisions, behaviors, thoughts, feelings and close relationships. Warren Buffet's personality is a little quirky but who here would not shut up and listen to him if he were speaking to you. Recruits and parents will listen when Chryst talks about how their son will fit into Pitt's offensive game plans. Chryst has decisions, behaviors, experience that he can point to and demonstrate success. Pitt's historic running back strenghts are Chryst's, etc., etc. Chryst's will also be able to discuss what his plans are for Pitt and why he left Wisky to come here, etc. That is engaging for anyone regardless of delivery. The material and topics of discussion will matter over presentation when you are speaking one-on-one.

    Guys, it looks like boosters won out on this one over Pederson. Same old Pitt fans looking to complain rather than looking at what upside Chryst brings. Truly pathetic. Why not hire Frank Solich who has much more demonstrable success than Cristobal and he would be complete anti-Pederson hire? Give me a break.

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  10. NO. The Pitt and western PA mentality of 3 yards and a cloud of dust, cheap hired help, and of course relying on slow cornfed clydesdales has won out here. You wanna win you gotta get into FLA big time. You need speed, greasy lightning speed. I prefer a coach who's been there and knows how to enthusiastically go out and get that talent, not your classic underachiever who shuns the process of recruiting. A fool with a plan is better than a genius with none. If this guy were such a great offensive mind Will Muschamp would have hired him at U of FL when Charlie Weiss took the Kansas job. Just another offensive hack (ett.)

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  11. to anonymous who mentioned me. no i will not go to heinz field to watch even if tickets were given to me. i will not hate on the team, i haven't for the last many years and i will not start now. i will hate on the administration as they botched this up...again. seems the best candidate lost out to backdoor politics by booster/alumni who wanted someone from a big name school and would be less likely to take another job sooner rather than later. in 2 days the pick seemed to change because of this. if the knock on Mario was that he would leave after 2 years you are basically admitting you think he would be so successful here that other schools would come calling to lure him away to a major program. so in the end you end up taking a man that is safer in that regard and thereby implying that he may be good but not good enough that others will want to whisk him away. what is that saying to your fan base? you would rather be good and not take the chance on being great? they had a chance for a home run but settled on a single up the middle. you and i and all the other pitt fans and the players that have stuck by this program through thick and thin and oh so many disappointments deserve better than that. we desrve better than getting the guy that up until 2 days ago was not going to be offered the job and was spurned by lesser programs than pitt to be their head coach. the way this all was handled cristobal has to be shaking his head and thinking maybe it was a good thing he didn't get the job if this is the way the administration runs things. he is probably thinking he dodged a bullet there. God bless Chryst and i hope he proves me wrong for the sake of the team i've been a fan of forever. but i've seen this movie before and i don't like how it ends.

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  12. oh and anonymous who posted before me i agree whole heartedly. very well said.

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