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January 6, 2012

Chris Dokish is reporting that Joe Rudolph will be joining Paul Chryst’s football staff.

That makes Bostad, Huxtable and Rudolph on the new staff and Wisconsin feels quite raided.

Rudolph is considered an excellent recruiter. Considering Chryst and Bostad do not have reputations for such skills, this is a big deal.

Rudolph’s position on the staff is not yet known. He coached the Tight Ends at Wisconsin, but had just been promoted to O-line coach.





This is great news for football. Can anyone remember the last time you as a Pitt fan used good news from football to help us forget about basketball?

Comment by Jeff in CPa 01.06.12 @ 4:56 pm

Very good news. I hope Huxtable is good. I would’ve preferred Tomsula

Comment by Tony C 01.06.12 @ 4:59 pm

jeff incpa that is what i do i dont want to think of BB

Comment by FRANKCAN 01.06.12 @ 5:03 pm

all I have to say is this is shaping up to be an all star staff and if they don’t succeed it will be a MAJOR disappointment

Comment by pk 01.06.12 @ 5:25 pm

Wow!!! I am overwhelmed that Pitt now has coaches Chryst AND Huxtable AND Rudolph. Amazing. Of course, at this point I don’t know much about them, but they are coming from a blue chip program and a very good football team. In addition Pitt has a toehold (finally) in western Pa, in the person of the highly respect 17 year mentor of the Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils. A pretty good start for Mr. Chryst,I’d venture to say. If I was a Panther gridder, I’d put forth a great effort tomorrow to impress my new coaches. Hail to Pitt!!! Rev. George from Columbus

Comment by Rev. George Mehaffey 01.06.12 @ 5:29 pm

Starts to make me wonder what the attraction is. Obviously, for Rudolph, he has a chance to come home. But what about the other two? Is Bielema a jerk? Did Pitt offer more money? (find that hard to believe, especially for assistants). Is Chryst a guy they admire and want to work for? I’d be interested to find out why they want to jump off the Badger Bus for the Panther Parade.

Comment by Pitt Is It 01.06.12 @ 5:37 pm

I just stumbled on the site dated December 22, 2011 and read through the comments of the blogs. There were more blogs about me and my worthless opinions concerning Graham and other statements then on any other subject. Including the usual condesending remarks concering spelling and grammatical errors.

The only conclusion I can draw from this is that everyone is more interested in demeaning my opinions that they think they disagree with (the problem of e-mail)then stating their own opinions.

I started blogging because I use to read the introduction section and enjoyed it. I never read the comments. Then two months ago my wife who travels alot was out of town for two weeks and I started and got addicted like you.

At sixity I have more time on my hands then I use to despite still working and playing basketball and tennis twice a week.

Of course my addiction as all addictions proved to be a major mistake. I had no idea that I would be opening myself up to personal ridicule from strangers for the opinions I wrote.

If only after I stopped after the ridicule began I would have demonstrated some character but like you I became addicted and completely lost my integrity.

What hurts is that those who found pleasure in attacking me and others are writing because of a common interests that has got preverted. Like jackels each blogger waits to bounce on the others and continue their juvenile addiction.

Regardless I am proud to say I a native Pittsburgher and despite the majority of the bloggers questionable integrity and ethical conduct I am still proud to have graduated from the univerity of my birthplace.

Comment by DRW 01.06.12 @ 5:40 pm

the game is all most here one more day and no ZEISE nothing from him to day we found out abought the new coach but not from ZEISE he is
MIA once more

Comment by FRANKCAN 01.06.12 @ 6:02 pm

DRW I NEVER SAID ANY THING BAD ABOUGHT THE WAY YOU POSTED I LIVE IN A GLASS HOUSE
SO I CANT THROW STONES BOSSDAWS TOLD ME IT IS WHAT I SAY THAT COUNTS NOT HOW IT LOOKS SOMETHING LIKE THAT ANY WAY.

Comment by FRANKCAN 01.06.12 @ 6:08 pm

the scoop is saying:

Pitt: Sources tell us Paul Chryst will likely hire Jim Hueber to coach the offensive line. Hueber most recently (in 2010) served as the assistant offensive line coach for the Vikings.

Comment by mtoolmn 01.06.12 @ 6:12 pm

I am really pumped about Pitt football! Getting Joe Rudolph will be a coup for Pitt. I hope it’s true. Having a terrific recruiter on the staff is big plus, especially one who recruites in our back yard and is from local area. I think we all needed a pick up after watching the baskeball lose at DePaul.

Comment by Justinian 01.06.12 @ 6:46 pm

Pitt is it:

” From the outside, Badgers fans are wondering if this says anything about what kind of a head coach Bret Bielema is to work for, but it’s mostly an affirmation of the extreme loyalty and friendship Rudolph and Bostad feel for Chryst”

Comment by usd121 01.06.12 @ 7:01 pm

DRW, While I rarely agree with your opinions, I certainly support your right to have them.

You can’t have a thin skin and survive in this formatt. While my writing skills are average, I do take the time to read what I right and make an effort to edit, correct typos etc. Particularly since my typing skills are worse than poor.

While I love Frankans posts and enthusiasm, for the lomgest time I thought he was nine years old.

While there are many highly articulate wordsmiths on this site, many would fail English 101.

Most of us on the site are here because we love Pitt Sports and want them to thrive. However there are some that seem to thrive on the misery of being a long suffering Pitt Fan.

In any case Hail to Pitt, beat them Mustangs.

Comment by gc 01.06.12 @ 7:01 pm

DRW: I read the blog every day (multiple times mind you). I comment occasionally, but mostly enjoy reading the posts and all the related comments (including yours). Much like FRANKCAN stated in a previous post, we are all passionate about our university. We just each need to do a better job of policing ourselves at times. This is a forum and we need to agree to disagree.

HAIL TO PITT!

Comment by Outlaw 01.06.12 @ 7:03 pm

I was all for Cristobal…but I’m really starting to enjoy this Chryst Kool Aid.

Comment by Tossing Thabeets 01.06.12 @ 7:14 pm

I didn’t care the HC we got as long as he’d stick around, unlike Graham.

The more I read about this Chryst fellow, and the more I saw on the Rose Bowl (Yes, the Badgers but it was a good game.), the more I’m excited.

If he brings in a TRUE ‘high-octane’ offense, we’ll be fine. and what do I mean by that? I mean personality-wise. If he shows the committments and the currents that he’s willing to go out that extra yard for that proverbial first down with them, then I’m all for it.

Hail to Pitt!
Hail to the ACC! (i’m trying to get on the rednecks good side :P )

Comment by Lou Gagliardi 01.06.12 @ 7:26 pm

WE are anonymous bloggers here so a thick skin is not necessarily a prerequisite. However, I do not like having my time wasted by what I refer to as the “Negativity / vitriolic / sophomoric-rants without substance” that has permeated this site over the past year … especially pointed to those who don’t choose to jump on the Blue and Gold buddy bandwagon.

Whether you like my opinion or not, at least I try to provide some factual justification … the one exception is that I, like DRW, recognized ‘the snake-charmer’ from the get-go .. based on I guess a gut feeling and our experience with such phonies.

Comment by wbb 01.06.12 @ 7:44 pm

On a more positive note, I ve the addition of Rudolph who is supposedly a good recruiter.

Hueber seems to be similar to Tony Wise, an NFL OL Coach veteran. Wise really produced some good OL but the downside is that he wasn’t that much of a recruiter. Hope ueber proves to be better but Bostad’s reputation should be a big plus here.

Comment by wbb 01.06.12 @ 7:49 pm

@ DRW, hold on a minute there buddy, sounds like you must have had a bad day. Let me be the first to compliment you on your ability to to adapt and respond to previous constructive criticism. You now blog in concise paragraphs and even capitalize words when required, Good for you!

Now in regards to any of those perverted addictions that you mention in your post, well I’m just not going there my friend, I’ve already have enough of my own issues that I have to deal with on my own, but good luck with that.

But let me offer, if would make you feel any better about being ridiculed by “strangers” for your opinions, I’d enjoy the the opportunity to meet up with you for some tailgating libations before some Pitt football game next season so we could have the chance to get to know each other as mutual Pitt alumni and avid Panther fans.

Now of course, if that happens, I have absolutely no idea if my assessments of your opinions will be positively impacted by developing such a relationship.

However, at least, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that future ridicule sent your way by me will be coming from a fellow Pitt fanatic that you’ve tipped a few beers with anyhow.

Do you feel better now?

Comment by Dr. Tom 01.06.12 @ 8:03 pm

And DRW, just in case you think you’re getting singled out and picked on. FRANKCAN kan’t tipe orr spel wourth a phuckin pulg nicckel.

Comment by Dr. Tom 01.06.12 @ 8:15 pm

Pitt’s LeSean McCoy, Darrelle Revis, and Andy Lee make All-Pro first team. Larry Fitzgerald makes second team. So-called mediocre program

Comment by Harry 01.06.12 @ 8:28 pm

DR TOM i am bad but not that bad cant type spell worth plug and nickel i miss some but i think you are a little off base when in a rush i miss keys or hit wrong keys
but i think i should just proof read but i dont which is my fult.

Comment by FRANKCAN 01.06.12 @ 8:40 pm

FRANKCAN, you know that you’re on my “A” list, I was just funnin with you bro. what I find really funny though is no matter how jumbled your posts get, I still manage to understand them perfectly! LOL. Hail to Pitt, TOMORROW, manhandle the Mustangs!

Comment by Dr. Tom 01.06.12 @ 8:52 pm

It’s shaping up to be a very solid coaching staff. It will be fun to find out the rest of the staff – I assume most of the staff should be identified over the next week. Losing TG seems like a blessing. The football team deserves to have some good news – and these guys can look forward to a coaching staff of high quality individuals with a good track record.

Not only does it look like we will be keeping our existing commitments, but I expect the new staff to go hard after some additional recruits that were nowhere on our radar. I can’t wait to see how the class shapes up. Bring on spring ball! … And thank goodness for Pittblather. Our coach nd the rest of his staff will be going to work very soon!

Comment by Dish 01.06.12 @ 8:53 pm

I’ve always thought FRANKCAN’s posts were sententious and that he was using an iphone with fat thumbs.

Comment by 66Goat 01.06.12 @ 9:01 pm

@DRW, are you done pontificating now??

Comment by Dan 01.06.12 @ 9:02 pm

I attribute my typos to my brain having greater dexterity than my fingers.

Comment by Justinian 01.06.12 @ 9:27 pm

@DRW,

May I suggest that you may have some sort of “issues”??

Seriously, you don’t “stumble” upon a blog from Dec. 22nd. You had to have gone looking for it. Have had it on your mind??

I took the bait, and looked it up.

I do remember it, it is the one where you came on here and basically said,

“I knew Todd Graham was a fraud all along and you people didn’t”. “I never bought what you people were shoveling”.

“I was %100 right the whole time, and other than one or two others, we were the only ones who knew he was no good”.

Almost like a “na, na, na, na, na-na”.

I also remember myself, and a couple others offering an olive branch to you, and you never replied to me. At least not in a few days, I admit, after a couple days, I move on to the new posts. If you did respond, please let me know the post and date, I’ll be happy to check it out.

Now, weeks later, you come on bringing and old blog up, and questioning peoples “integrity”, “ethics”, “jackals”, “waitingto pounce”, “juvenille addiction”, “people finding pleasure in attacking me” etc. etc.

How dare you throw words like those around here, on a sports blog. You don’t know anyone on here personally to question anyones integrity.

There’s a word in psychology classes, for, when a person makes himself out to be the victim and looks for sympathy, yet, they are the ones that spew the hate and vitriol. Can’t think of it now, but there is one.

Sorry folks, offered an olive branch once, I got to call a spade a spade.

Comment by Dan 01.06.12 @ 9:37 pm

I agree with above post. I am average at grammar and probably a little better than average at spelling! I suck at typing although I do type correctly. The problem I have is when I post on Facebook my wife ridicules me to death. To the point where it turns into an argument. Now for me this is like going to the barber shop. You not only for a “ok” hair cut but to get some “man” talk and not be REDICULED!!!! Respect each others opinions and that doesnt mean you must agree. What the hell fun is it to agree with people??? Where is Joe D when you need him??? Does he visit this site, does anybody know???? hahahahahah

By the way, I freakin love all the hires!!!!

Comment by QuipScript 01.06.12 @ 9:39 pm

Yes, DRW, I’ve been waiting in the weeds during Christmas and New Years for your next post, just to pounce on you!!!!!!!

My own psychotic pleasure!!!!!

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!

“Honey……………….I’m home!”

LMAO!!!

Comment by Dan 01.06.12 @ 9:39 pm

Wow. What a warm, fuzzy board for once. A new coaching regime and some really good potential hires and we can sing kumbaya (or however you spell that.). We are all anonymous and have a strong passion for all things Pitt. It is an emotional hobby and many can react negatively.

Being electronically anonymous can really lead to a few spouting loud and rude. I’ve learned to skip them even if they have good info.

But always remember to ask yourself, am I posting with an agenda? Am I repeatingthecsame post over and over again? (Myers bandwagon?) post away, keep it civil and most others will respond likely.
I believe it’s true that what comes From the mouth comes from the heart. I think it’s true today that what comes from the keyboard comes from the heart.
Frankcan, wbb, rev. George, silver panther, reed, as well as many others are high quality people.

Comment by Bowling Green Panther 01.06.12 @ 9:41 pm

let’s keep it on a sports topic guys. I really don’t know about the argument you guys have but it’s a sports blog. it’s kind of stupid to be throwing out shots at someone’s integrity or having any personal attacks when nobody really knows eachother and whatnot. we all love Pitt, leave it at that

Comment by pk 01.06.12 @ 9:42 pm

Sorry if I left some great guys out. Dan, Justinian, dr. Tom, etc. I have to say there’s just a couple out there who annoy me but I’m sure I annoy many as well. No on here has everruined my day.

Go Pitt.

Comment by Bowling Green Panther 01.06.12 @ 9:47 pm

If you look back at things a week ago. We were thrilled that Paul Chryst was the new coach and that he got Bostad to come to Pitt with him. Now we not only have them, but Huxtable as the Defensive coordinator and Joe Rudolph Wisconsin’s recruiting coordinator as well. Not bad, this is shaping up to be a very good staff. I’m sure that the 4 Wisconson guys will work well together and having Chris Haering on the staff will give them more inroads in WPIAL landscape.

Comment by Justinian 01.06.12 @ 9:57 pm

You’re right BGP!! PK, you didn’t miss anything, just a few of us and DRW discussing Myers.

Once again, I personally, offer you an olive branch DRW, to move onto the next Pitt regime, and hope these Wisky’s can get us moving in the right direction!!

He may even like your Myers for his system????

Accept my olive branch Godfather?????

@DRW, I will start, sincerely………

what are your thoughts on the new coaches. I’m personally pretty happy. Almost like we “stole” something.

Maybe I’ll have buyers remorse, but, I’m pretty estatic over the coaches.

Maybe Myers will have a true shot with the new coaches. I’m sure they will start from the beginning.

You got Sunseri, Myers, Voytik, Jones, possibly Gonzo.

I’m wondering, has anyone heard if any qb’s are following their coaches here??? Or any possible recruits to Wisky, that may change their minds???

Comment by Dan 01.06.12 @ 10:07 pm

I, personally am hoping that myers wins the job. I think that other than maybe voytik he will be the most capable physically, but if the work ethic and want to be the guy isn’t there then that’s a whole other story.

Comment by pk 01.06.12 @ 10:12 pm

Dan, as for other recruits there was word in the wilwaukee sentinel that Wisconsin qb commit Bart Houston had decommitted but he met Bret Bielema today so it’s unlikely that he’ll switch schools.

Comment by pk 01.06.12 @ 10:26 pm

hey , if you r myers and are so good ,wouldnt u have already trans i mean does anyone believe anybody wants him. came into spring partied up, overweight and continued the same,he provided 0 competition.

Comment by paul shannon 01.06.12 @ 10:32 pm

DAN you made me laugh so hard with honey im home
post that i spit ginger ale all over the key bord

Comment by FRANKCAN 01.06.12 @ 10:45 pm

I just saw Jerry DiPaola’s piece in the Trib and earlier this evening Paul Cyryst confirmed that Joe Rudolph is here, and that he is now on the Pitt coaching staff. Chryst was at the Senaca Velley Shaler basketball game recruiting Shaler tight end J.P. Holtz. Chryst went on to say they don’t know yet what his title will be and said they will be making an announcement about the staff soon.

Comment by Justinian 01.06.12 @ 10:52 pm

justinian thank you for that info

Comment by FRANKCAN 01.06.12 @ 10:56 pm

Bowling green panther comes from the heart the
whole post was well said but that line above is true. most of us care that is why some times things become become hot.
you have a way with words thank you for your post

Comment by FRANKCAN 01.06.12 @ 11:22 pm

Checking out the Wisky papers online again, lots of commentators are starting to speculate that something is wrong at UW. This isn’t just the regular coaching corousal. But, what do I care? I’m a Pitt fan.

Hail to Pitt!

Comment by Digdug(Formerly Dugdog) 01.06.12 @ 11:47 pm

Digdug right on

Comment by FRANKCAN 01.06.12 @ 11:56 pm

good night all bed time

Comment by FRANKCAN 01.06.12 @ 11:57 pm

Zeise has to be doing the airplane thing again. Maybe this is his way of figuring out who the assistants will be.

Looks like the offensive staff is filling out nicely. So who fills out the rest of the defensive staff??

Comment by QuipScript 01.07.12 @ 12:07 am

For real fellows, I don’t get the hate. We are all gathered here for the love of our university. So what if there isn’t perfect grammar. Or spelling. Or whatever. Who cares? We are collected here over a common love and cause. No need to ridicule one another. I love the University of Pittsburgh and will never waver from that. Ok so our basketball team is having a down year. I’ll take that once in every 10 years. But, for once, I’m very excited to see where our football program is going. Drink good beer, keep good company, and htp everyone

Comment by usd121 01.07.12 @ 1:05 am

It’s kind of amazing, isn’t it? I mean Stevie is apparently overruled on his choice for head coach (thank God), allegedly some powerful alum pushes through Chryst, and our new coach is making all the right moves. He’s hiring skilled technicians and local stars as assistants and, at the same time, hatching a plan to keep wounded Penn State out of our home recruiting base. Hail to Pitt. Predicting a Pitt victory today by at least 14 points over SMU (anyone one else attend the SMU game in Dallas after the ’82 season?)

Comment by Tonyinhouston 01.07.12 @ 7:21 am

Tony in Houston, I hope you’re right about the Panthers winning by 14. It would be a nice kickoff for next season after having to put up with all the bull crap they had to endure over the past year. I haven’t been so excited about Pitt football since the Panthers beat West Virginia in Morgantown and knocked them out of the national Championship game. Hail to Pitt!

Comment by Justinian 01.07.12 @ 7:49 am

I’ve seen SMU play several times on TV and have listened while on radio. Their quarterback is inconsistent and is prone to Tino like stupid mistakes. They lost their star running back so they are one dimensional. Their defense is mediocre and not very fast. Pitt should destroy them today. But this is Pitt again. However, I do feel good about this game and will be watching on TV in my man room…no girls allowed.

Comment by TX Panther 01.07.12 @ 8:10 am

Glad to see Nix will play. What’s up with siting someone for public drunkeness. They could hand out those tickets to 50,000 after every steeler game or on any night on the southside.

Let’s hope the kids take out their frustrations and open up a can of whoopass on the Mustangs.

I have no idea regarding the relative quality of any of these coaches. I am still optimistic after 30 years of average and below average football.

From dumb and dumber “so there’s still a chance”

Let’s hope these guys finish recruiting strong with some impact players.

By the way, does anyone else miss great New Year’s day football? So many bowl games and little quality or intensity. I wish they would come up with a tournament, or go back to the way it was. The Rose, Sugar, Orange and Cotton used to be a big deal. Other than the participants does anyone care?

Bowl games should be a reward for a great season. I saw one team was 6-7. No one should go to a bowl at 6-6.

And the championship is a replay.

Comment by gc 01.07.12 @ 8:23 am

FWIW, Chryst saw JP Holtz score 18 pts in Shaler’s route of Seneca Valley …. even outscoring PSU prize BB recruit, Geno Thorpe

Hey, maybe Jamie should have been there watching Holtz instead of Chryst (sorry, couldn’t pass it up)

Comment by wbb 01.07.12 @ 8:39 am

Wbb good one

Comment by FRANKCAN 01.07.12 @ 8:53 am

as for holtz, I’d have to assumed Pitt is the leader. for one, he’s come out and said that he’s a Pitt guy. he can also be recruited to play at 3 different positions. tight end, middle linebacker, or a rush end like the old staff was recruiting him for. that’s a win win win situation for him. Chryst and rudolph produce some of the best tight ends in the country, there is little depth at de and even less at mlb.

Comment by pk 01.07.12 @ 9:03 am

also, I’m sure I’ve said this before, but the d line is probably the area of the field I’m most looking forward to next year. obviously you’ll have Aaron Donald and Kaynin Moseley-Smith returning, but if players like shayne hale, Bryan Murphy, and TJ clemmings live up to potential, Pitt could have one of the best d lines in the country. TJ clemmings is someone I’m really expecting a lot of. he will be a redshirt sophomore but is a 6’6″ 295 lb de who was a 5 star recruit and based on the physical tools and talent, he has the potential to be a first team all American. there’s a lot of “ifs” at the d line next year so I’ll be watching that attentively.

Comment by pk 01.07.12 @ 9:12 am

I’m hoping Chryst brings a couple of Wisconsin O-linemen too.

Comment by shadyforpresident 01.07.12 @ 9:20 am

GC, Yes I also miss the New Year’s day bowl games. I liked the old system much better. I enjoying seeing the Rose, Orange, Sugar and Cotton Bowls on Ney Year’s Day. Other than the Rose Bowl, I didn’t have much interest the other games. It’s tough to get excited about the Meinke Car Care Bowl or what other ridiculous names are out there over a succession of nights extending over a two week period. Under the old system, the major bowl games were on January 1st and the minor bowls were played during the two weeks prior to New Year’s day. The old system was fun, even if the two best teams didn’t always meet. As it stand now, you lose interest in most of the games. The BCS only made things worse, they need to institute a college play-off to make the games interesting again.

Comment by Justinian 01.07.12 @ 9:32 am

I’m hoping that this Pitt team has the focus to ring in this coming new era of Pitt football on the right note today.

A solid bowl win with the new head coach sitting in the stands evaluating his troops for the first time would set the proper tone going into the final surge before LOI signing day coming up in less than a month.

What I find truely amazing is how this current recruiting class has held together through all of this coaching change turmoil. With Chryst starting to show his hand regarding his thoughtful coaching staff selections, I’m beginning to feel confident that he may be able to pull in a couple additional uncommitted recruits for positions of need at the eleventh hour to fill out this class nicely.

Although I remain a critic of his turtle’s pace to get his house in order,the overall vibe to the Chryst hire, seems positive from all perspectives, and he hasn’t even asked the Pitt faithful to drink any stired up premixed Koolaide yet, which, by the way, I sincerely appreciate.

I’m beginning to understand the now the opinions of some reporting services that have commented on the low keyed personality of this guy. Since his hire, Chryst has almost been invisible concerning his actions in assenbling his staff and in the retention of the current recruiting class. However, he certainly seems to be producing favorable results, almost in a clandestine manner, in doing so. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

He may just be the type of guy who promises little but delivers more, which is always a welcomed surprise when the results are tallied.

Here’s hoping for a good showing in the Compass Bowl. Sure would enjoy Pitt bringing home a third straight bowl victory, even though it is in this second rate format. HTP!

Comment by Dr. Tom 01.07.12 @ 10:24 am

Chryst officially announces six coaches

ttp://www.postgazette.com/pg/12007/1202087-100.stm

Comment by winedogs 01.07.12 @ 10:41 am

Here is the correct link

link to postgazette.com

Comment by winedogs 01.07.12 @ 10:42 am

Yet more details:

link to espn.go.com

Comment by BATR 01.07.12 @ 10:48 am

well stated, BG Panther and usd. And I too have read the olive branches from Coach Dan to DRW. Time to move forward. We are one when it comes to our Pitt Passion. Suck it up DRW, and let’s see if Myers gets a shot to start with PC. Like Reed said, I look forward to a truly open competition at QB with Myers in the mix and may the best man (not named Tino) win. just 1/2 kidding wbb.

new coaching staff looks great on paper. Excited for Pitt football 2012. HTP

Comment by Bossdaws 01.07.12 @ 10:50 am

I was not big on chryst at the outset but I must admit his hiring of asst coaches is very impressive. Like many i am excited for next year. As for today, I think tino knows this is his audition for the new staff and I think he will play well. If he struggles then it will be an interesting spring/summer.

Comment by John 01.07.12 @ 10:57 am

just one new name Tood Rice from NC.
that gives us 6 nice start

Comment by FRANKCAN 01.07.12 @ 11:00 am

Looks like there will be no holdovers from current staff-any chance one of the ga’s or lower level guys stay just for continuity?

Comment by John 01.07.12 @ 11:05 am

An impressive sounding group so far. Just pray that their on field success is as impressive.

Kind of suprised at Rudolph being asst. head coach and qb’s coach. But he sure sounds like an up and comer with strong local ties. RAnd a heck of a recuiter. Really excited about him.

Comment by Bowling Green Panther 01.07.12 @ 11:08 am

This is not a complaint just a question Rudolph
who is a great TE coach will now coach QBs.

Hueber who is a great OL coach as good as bostad
will now coach TEs.

Comment by FRANKCAN 01.07.12 @ 11:37 am

frankcan, these coaches have coached virtually all offensive positions and had success at some point.

Comment by pk 01.07.12 @ 11:43 am

Dr. Tom – if you remember Chryst’s initial press conference he made a point to say, more than once, that it wasn’t advertising or talking about getting things done that is important, but that the actions should speak for themselves.

Well, we have seen that in his tenure so far – nothing publicly from him but working behind the scenes to get guys he wants on staff. I really like these hires so far but I scratch my head a bit at Rudolph as a QB coach but that’s alright I think.

I think we are going to see some real solid recruiting seasons over the next few years because, in addition to how well they actually recruit, Chryst reached out and got two guys who have strong WPA ties.

Comment by Reed 01.07.12 @ 11:44 am

I meant they coached all the positions at done point and had constant success. I worded that poorly

Comment by pk 01.07.12 @ 11:45 am

pk HUEBER has coached RBs before but that is all
RB and OL.

But like DR TOM i was more surprised with RUDOLPH
and the QB thing he has played OL and coached TE
As far as i know that is all no big deal.

Things look real good.

Comment by FRANKCAN 01.07.12 @ 11:57 am

Do they have Chryst and the other coaches signed…..in ink…..on a contract???

Hope it’s not invisible!!! LOL

Comment by Dan 01.07.12 @ 1:51 pm


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