Last night, some rumors broke that Pitt football head coach Paul Chryst could be a candidate to replace Bo Pelini at Nebraska. I've already given my reasons why that seems unlikely, but Nebraska fans are, shall we say, a little concerned about the possibility.
Several of them spoke out on Twitter and while some fans may be in favor of bringing in the current Pitt football coach, a good bit are not.
To the footage:
@ESPNDari Paul Chryst is 19 - 19 overall and 10 - 13 in ACC play in 2 seasons at Pitt..if he is hired at Nebraska then NU has a MORON for AD— Coaches Hot Seat (@CoachesHotSeat) December 3, 2014
Paul Chryst coming to Nebraska would ruin my life— Go Big Red (@GBRFootball8) December 3, 2014
Paul Chryst better not ever be the HC at Nebraska— Brad Ryan (@huskerbrad10) December 3, 2014
If Nebraska hires Paul Chryst, so help me....— Kade Dohmen (@truejedi21) December 4, 2014
I don't know who started the "Paul Chryst is major Nebraska coaching target" rumor, but they're mean. #huskers— Alex Lowe (@SteelSker) December 4, 2014
If Paul Chryst is the next HC at Nebraska then I'm done with #Huskers Football— Coach Diehl (@Diehl_Andrew72) December 4, 2014
I think that if Paul Chryst is who follows Pelini the sellout streak is in real jeopardy.— Doug Palmer (@Doug_Palmer) December 3, 2014
@GrubbReport I'd like Tressel or Whittingham, but the second Paul Chryst was mentioned by ESPN, I instantly warmed up to Frost.— Mike Welch (@RealMikeWelch) December 4, 2014
Like I wrote last night, firing a coach in Bo Pelini, who averaged more than nine wins per season to bring in Chryst seems a bit far-fetched. If anything, Chryst's stock has dropped since he took the Pitt job with three consecutive 6-6 seasons. It's hard to believe that fans would be all that enthusiastic about Chryst based on his on-field performance, so some of the reactions really aren't all that surprising.
Funny, but not surprising.