Thursday, December 29, 2011
New Pitt QB coach?
Jonathan Smith, offensive coordinator at Montana, could be Paul Chryst's new quarterback coach. Smith, a former Oregon State quarterback, coached at Idaho for five seasons before becoming Montana's offensive coordinator this season. Before that he worked on the Oregon State staff with Chryst (as a grad assistant). Considered one of the fastest rising offensive minds in the country, he has coached under established offensive coaches Dennis Erickson and Mike Riley. Smith, however, is best known, for leading Oregon State to an 11-1 record in 2001 while throwing to Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh.