Friday, December 16, 2011
Interviews taking place
According to Paul Zeise of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Florida International head coach Mario Cristobal is being interviewed today, Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell was interviewed yesterday, and Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst will be interviewed tomorrow. I've made no secret that I feel that Cristobal is by far the best option and if the Panthers hired him the buzz around the national would be phenomenal. Fickell is somebody who I think could be excellent some day and I can see why Pitt would like him. I think most college football observers think he's probably a few years away, though, so it may be a bit risky. And for those who think Cristobal would leave to go back south should he be successful, just who do you think Ohio State would want to replace Meyer should Fickell do great at Pitt? I don't think either should be held against them. As for Chryst, he is an excellent offensive coordinator, but like I said before, he is not charismatic enough to be a head coach. With Foge Fazio and Paul Hackett, Pitt has already had their share of great coordinators who aren't cut out out be head coaches.