1. He is not a great speaker as far as flash or charisma, but he seems like a great guy who says the right things, and says them from his heart. He's also very humble. Hopefully he will be to Pitt football what Jamie Dixon is to Pitt basketball.
2. Zach Brown introduced him to the team.
3. His brother was a surprise visitor from Cleveland and he joked that they need better security.
4. He seems ecstatic to be the head football coach at Pitt and knows the Pitt tradition.
5. Has a great sense of humor and said he never had time yet to talk about his decision with his family. Then he looked over at them and said "I hope you're okay with all of this".
6. Took a shot at Todd Graham by saying basically that he's not going to stand up there and say what he's going to do right now because actions speak louder than words.
7. "People matter. Being a good person matters."
8. The exact opposite of Todd Graham.
9. "This is a destination job to me."
10. Found out that Pittsburgh was ranked the No.1 city and he said that was good because it helped sell it to his wife.
11. Already has some of his staff in place but wants to keep some options open in case he discovers good young coaches somewhere. Will also interview current staff members if they are interested in staying.
12. Thrilled to be in the same place as the Steelers and already met Dan Rooney. "Pretty cool".
Summary: I like him personally and he's obviously going to be a great offensive coach. And just to be clear, I was NEVER against the guy. I've always said that he's probably going to win 8 or 9 games. Who knows? Maybe he will win more at times. My problems are more with the Pitt administration for being such a disaster and for continually firing and hiring 9 win coaches while acting like they are trying to be one of the elite programs in the country. There's nothing wrong about not being an elite program if you can't pull it off, but if that's the case, don't act like that's what you want every time you fire a 9 win coach.