Paul Chryst is apparently a polarizing man in the Burgh. Either you love him, or you hate him and expect to see him gone. But is that really necessary? Is it two done at Pitt or should we expect better things from him once Tino and a lot of the seniors are gone?
The Bearcats showed they're a bona fide football program rather than a lucky one, two, or three year collection of players.
First, why? Because they beat up on a Pitt team that a midget level football team could beat (okay, that's a little far..but you get my point.) But not only do you have the anti-Pitt BECB on SBN talking down on Pitt but you have Pitt fans talking down on Pitt.
Most of it is the standard Tino sucks schtick and while yes, he is bad at Pitt, he would have done well at a D1-AA or even D-2 school. But then the rest is on Paul Chryst and how "clueless" he is, how there's no wonder so many schools didn't hire him at the D-1A level, etc.
I'm curious as to why this is the case? Because Pitt is 0-2, including a loss to an FCS school? So because of that he should be fired in 2013, if not now?
Here's the case. Paul Chryst wasn't head coach at Wisconsin, this is true. BUT he did have a great offense, including running back Monte Ball. In 2010, the Badgers won a share of the Big Ten Championship and returned to the Rose Bowl for the first time since 2000. In 2011, the Badgers were once again crowned Big Ten Champs when they defeated Michigan State in the first ever conference championship game.
Yes, they were defeated in both cases but the point is they did win the conference championship with great offenses.
Basically, what I'm saying is if you want to blame the coordinators, blame the players, blame Todd Graham but don't blame Paul Chryst. He just needs time, and one season a career does not make.