This year, there is still only Paul Chryst...but Pitt is still in the BBVA Compass Bowl.
So you know what that means, right? The BBVA Compass Bowl Drinking Game v3.0!
*** DISCLAIMER *** This post is intended for entertainment purposes only. Actually following these rules with alcohol could impede your ability to live until the end of the coaching search, whenever that may be.
So without further ado, we present the BBVA Compass Bowl/Pitt Coaching Search Drinking Game v3.0!
The rules are simple, if any of the following criteria are met, take the specified number of drinks:
1 drink if ESPN mentions a former, interim, current Head Coach. The list includes:
1 drink if ESPN mentions any potential Head Coaches. The list includes:
1 drink if ESPN mentions that Tino Sunseri has had four (actually five) Offensive Coordinators or names any of them. The list includes:
Frank Cignetti Jr.
1 additional drink for Mike Haywood if ESPN:
Mentions that he was arrested
Mentions that he was only the head coach for 16 days
1 additional drink for Todd Graham if ESPN:
Mentions that he was only at Rice for 1 year
Mentions that he left Rice just days after signing a contract extension
Mentions that he has had 4 jobs in the last 6 years
Mentions that he texted a Pitt staff member to forward to the players
Compares his 1 year tenure to Lane Kiffin's stay at Tennessee
Shows footage of Graham berating Tino Sunseri
Mentions his "success" at Arizona State
Mentions that Paul Chryst almost left after one season, just like him
The BBVA Compass Bowl Opponent BONUS!
The Conference Realignment BONUS!
1 additional drink if ESPN mentions:
Pitt moves to the ACC next season
Boise or TCU leaving the BIG EAST before actually joining
Cincinnati, UConn, Temple, and USF are stuck in the BIG EAST
Compares the new BIG EAST to Conference USA
Mentions the Catholic basketball schools leaving
The SEC Bonus!
1 additional drink if:
You can hear an "ESS EEE CEE" chant from the crowd
You see an "SEC" sign in the crowd
The Nelly BONUS!
1 additional drink if ESPN:
Plays a Nelly song as an intro coming from a commercial/outro going to commercial
If Paul Chryst is fired during the game and a new coaching search needs to be started:
DRINK A LOT