ACC coaches spoke to Athlon anonymously about conference teams, including Pitt

Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Athlon did a great job finding ACC coaches to talk about all of the teams in the conference. They did so anonymously, but still - cool idea.

“The quarterback, Tino Sunseri, who’s gone now, was hot and cold." … - See more at: http://athlonsports.com/college-football/acc-coaches-talk-anonymously-about-conference-foes-2013#sthash.2g1em3jy.dpuf

So what did the leaders of fellow ACC teams think about Pitt? We direct your attention below:

“The quarterback, Tino Sunseri, who’s gone now, was hot and cold." …

"I think Paul Chryst will do a good job getting guys to run his system. He’s perfect for Pitt. They will recruit fits. If they get in Eastern Pennsylvania, they’ll be fine. They always turn out good offensive linemen." …

"It’s a transitional year for them. From what they were under Dave Wannstedt to Todd Graham to Paul, that roster was in flux for awhile."

"That defense was better than given credit for, though. Physical, strong up front, good against most run teams." …

"I think Paul will do a good job, but they’re probably a little bit behind where they want to be at quarterback." …

"As the season progressed, they got better. They lost to Youngstown but beat Virginia Tech, so that explains it for you." …

"Talent’s probably middle of the road. Paul will maximize what they have." …

"The biggest thing in the ACC is overall team speed week-in and week-out. Getting that consistently for eight weeks will be a big deal, especially while breaking in a new quarterback.”

“The quarterback, Tino Sunseri, who’s gone now, was hot and cold." … - See more at: http://athlonsports.com/college-football/acc-coaches-talk-anonymously-about-conference-foes-2013#sthash.2g1em3jy.dpuf
“The quarterback, Tino Sunseri, who’s gone now, was hot and cold." …

"I think Paul Chryst will do a good job getting guys to run his system. He’s perfect for Pitt. They will recruit fits. If they get in Eastern Pennsylvania, they’ll be fine. They always turn out good offensive linemen." …

"It’s a transitional year for them. From what they were under Dave Wannstedt to Todd Graham to Paul, that roster was in flux for awhile."

"That defense was better than given credit for, though. Physical, strong up front, good against most run teams." …

"I think Paul will do a good job, but they’re probably a little bit behind where they want to be at quarterback." …

"As the season progressed, they got better. They lost to Youngstown but beat Virginia Tech, so that explains it for you." …

"Talent’s probably middle of the road. Paul will maximize what they have." …

"The biggest thing in the ACC is overall team speed week-in and week-out. Getting that consistently for eight weeks will be a big deal, especially while breaking in a new quarterback.” - See more at: http://athlonsports.com/college-football/acc-coaches-talk-anonymously-about-conference-foes-2013#sthash.2g1em3jy.dpuf
“The quarterback, Tino Sunseri, who’s gone now, was hot and cold." …

"I think Paul Chryst will do a good job getting guys to run his system. He’s perfect for Pitt. They will recruit fits. If they get in Eastern Pennsylvania, they’ll be fine. They always turn out good offensive linemen." …

"It’s a transitional year for them. From what they were under Dave Wannstedt to Todd Graham to Paul, that roster was in flux for awhile."

"That defense was better than given credit for, though. Physical, strong up front, good against most run teams." …

"I think Paul will do a good job, but they’re probably a little bit behind where they want to be at quarterback." …

"As the season progressed, they got better. They lost to Youngstown but beat Virginia Tech, so that explains it for you." …

"Talent’s probably middle of the road. Paul will maximize what they have." …

"The biggest thing in the ACC is overall team speed week-in and week-out. Getting that consistently for eight weeks will be a big deal, especially while breaking in a new quarterback.” - See more at: http://athlonsports.com/college-football/acc-coaches-talk-anonymously-about-conference-foes-2013#sthash.2g1em3jy.dpuf
“The quarterback, Tino Sunseri, who’s gone now, was hot and cold." …

"I think Paul Chryst will do a good job getting guys to run his system. He’s perfect for Pitt. They will recruit fits. If they get in Eastern Pennsylvania, they’ll be fine. They always turn out good offensive linemen." …

"It’s a transitional year for them. From what they were under Dave Wannstedt to Todd Graham to Paul, that roster was in flux for awhile."

"That defense was better than given credit for, though. Physical, strong up front, good against most run teams." …

"I think Paul will do a good job, but they’re probably a little bit behind where they want to be at quarterback." …

"As the season progressed, they got better. They lost to Youngstown but beat Virginia Tech, so that explains it for you." …

"Talent’s probably middle of the road. Paul will maximize what they have." …

"The biggest thing in the ACC is overall team speed week-in and week-out. Getting that consistently for eight weeks will be a big deal, especially while breaking in a new quarterback.” - See more at: http://athlonsports.com/college-football/acc-coaches-talk-anonymously-about-conference-foes-2013#sthash.2g1em3jy.dpuf

Nothing too inflammatory there, though I did find it interesting that someone pointed out the up and down play of Tino Sunseri. Either someone really followed the Panthers or it was Syracuse.

What I really want to know is if Pitt coach Paul Chryst participated. There weren't any quotes with the word 'neat' in them, so it's impossible to tell. This seems like exactly the type of thing he wouldn't do and I can't say I'd blame him.

And about Chryst, it seems like the other conference coaches think he's a good fit for the Panthers. Though, even speaking anonymously, it's going to be hard to find coaches thrown one another under the bus. All they'd need is for something like that to leak out.

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