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November 11, 2013

Dancing Paul Chryst

Filed under: Chryst,General Stupidity — Justin @ 9:03 pm

This is apparently what Paul Chryst’s victory dance looks like. Post to twitter with the hashtag #ChrystDance. Enjoy the .gif after the jump.


Wiped that smirk off Kelly’s grill, Go Paul.

Comment by alcofan 11.11.13 @ 9:07 pm

That is phenomenal.

Comment by Kenny Powers 11.11.13 @ 9:07 pm

It’s viral. This will be on Deadspin by tomorrow.

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Comment by Justin 11.11.13 @ 9:20 pm

Shocking French video

Comment by wbb 11.11.13 @ 9:41 pm

Loving it!

Comment by Dr. Tom 11.11.13 @ 9:54 pm

that’s the most energy we’ve seen PC all year…get it Paul!!

Comment by Keith 11.11.13 @ 9:55 pm

That was neat!

Comment by Shawn 11.11.13 @ 9:55 pm

Awesome! I truly believe he has built a foundation with the team.

Comment by Bowling Green Panther 11.11.13 @ 10:07 pm

Bowling Green Panther, I hope you’re right. I think I needed the Notre Dame win, as much as the team did. I was concerned about how the Panthers would do this year. Hopefully this win will help Chryst & Company, bring the players the need. I would like to see Paul do a little more dancing!

Comment by Justinian 11.11.13 @ 10:20 pm

Relating is important. I like him more.

Comment by Frank MD 11.11.13 @ 10:24 pm

Moves like Jagger.

Comment by TX Panther 11.11.13 @ 10:44 pm

love it…! So much for being uptight and can’t communicate with players…

Comment by Pittscript 11.11.13 @ 11:14 pm

Wannys first three years at Pitt! Give PC a chance! He deserves to dance after that one!

Comment by Sweet Caroline 11.11.13 @ 11:25 pm

Shocking French video

Comment by wbb 11.11.13 @ 9:41 pm


Comment by EMel 11.12.13 @ 12:06 am

That’s how cheeseheads get down.

Not bad for a Badger ! lol

Comment by EMel 11.12.13 @ 12:07 am

How can this be? All I’ve heard is how the team takes on his boring personality and can’t relate to recruits? I mean what better way to judge a guy you never met by his personality during a press conference? He probably walks into his office doing this dance after each press conference because he knows how he pissed some off by not telling you anything.

Comment by srb 11.12.13 @ 12:08 am

I’m assuming they were getting down to the…..

…….The Pennsylvania Polka !! haha

Comment by EMel 11.12.13 @ 12:09 am

Who’s the big lineman in the front doing the …

….Lindy Hop ? 🙂

Comment by EMel 11.12.13 @ 12:13 am

Who are you really srb ?

Inspector Clouseau is on the case !

Comment by EMel 11.12.13 @ 12:16 am

too bad we don’t have the next few seconds, pretty sure PC was about to do a spinaroonie

Comment by deepelemblues 11.12.13 @ 2:16 am

I love it. I’m glad for the team and coaches. Now they know the feeling of a big win and hopefully want to repeat the dance.

Hail to Pitt and Paul Christ.

Comment by MariettaMike 11.12.13 @ 4:44 am

Let’s keep dancing Sat after we earn a bowl bid!

Comment by John 11.12.13 @ 6:37 am

Keith – although most fans don’t see it, Chryst is pretty energetic and humorous interacting with his players during camp practices. One of his key edits to the team is “have fun out there’ and he does also.

We see his game face on Saturdays and when he’s on TV he just feels like that’s a part of the job he has to do, not necessarily enjoy doing it. As he says frequently “Better to go out and do it rather than talk about doing it”.

That’s a great video.

Comment by Reed 11.12.13 @ 6:40 am

Tell player ??? on the right to put a towel on or something!

Great video!

Comment by winedogs 11.12.13 @ 7:51 am

So freakin AWESOME! to see PC let his hair down a little bit. Lets get ThePantherPitt doing this dance on Saturday after each touchdown!! Rock Heinz Field with #ChrystDance!!!! H2P!!

Comment by Panther Fan in Hoopieland 11.12.13 @ 8:37 am

He does have a pulse!

Comment by Pittastic 11.12.13 @ 8:37 am

Is there any chance that they can play this on the big screen at Heinz Field before the game or during the half? I guarantee the students will go wild.

H2P Stick it to the Tarheels

Comment by pmdH2P 11.12.13 @ 9:01 am

LMAO…EMel – I was wondering the same thing about that big dude watching Chryst with his tongue out! LOL

The other great thing to see is the players are rallying around him. THIS IS A TEAM.


Comment by Pitt it IS 11.12.13 @ 9:15 am

Phenomenal. Whenever I’m sad I’m going to look at this video.

Comment by Atlanta Panther 11.12.13 @ 9:31 am


This is hilarious and proves our coach
has a face for the public and a face for his
team. Encouraging! We should always keep
in mind the players are kids learning and
doing their best.

Comment by JR 11.12.13 @ 10:08 am

what a difference 2 weeks make, when he was a sweatshirt-wearing, stoic thug.

Comment by wbb 11.12.13 @ 10:16 am

…and people say he’s dull!

Comment by Leaseman 11.12.13 @ 10:38 am

My nominee for Play Of The Week

Comment by Leaseman 11.12.13 @ 10:48 am

Two weeks ago he was an incompetent guy who had no idea how to coach, dress or inspire his players. Two years from now, maybe sooner, this blog will be filled with people who are worried that he will be leaving Pitt. I am hoping that he becomes a Burgher like Jamie Dixon and stays for the long haul. I like him and think that he fits well with our city.

H2P Stick it to the Tarheels

Comment by pmdH2P 11.12.13 @ 10:48 am

OMG, LMAO, Shake your groove thing, C’mon!

That is spectacular.

Letting his hair down, I like that one.

Paul Chryst, Go Go Dancer

Just another win

I wish we had the sound

Comment by gc 11.12.13 @ 10:55 am

“When we get behind closed doors, and you let your hair go down…”

Comment by gc 11.12.13 @ 10:58 am

Do you think Jamie Dixon taught him some moves?

Fresno State should put up a little more resistance tonight.


Comment by gc 11.12.13 @ 11:00 am

link to

a few more seconds than shown in the gif

looks like no spinaroonie 🙁

but plenty more awesomness 😀

Comment by deepelemblues 11.12.13 @ 11:18 am

also of course sound so the awesome is x10000

Comment by deepelemblues 11.12.13 @ 11:19 am

as painful as this may be on they eyes, I wouldn’t mind seeing this 3 more times in the upcoming weeks

Comment by wbb 11.12.13 @ 11:24 am

even better, if that is possible.

A man of few words, but now we know he can communicate.

Comment by gc 11.12.13 @ 11:27 am

Coach of the Tarheels, ” Don’t let him do this to us”

Comment by gc 11.12.13 @ 11:28 am

White men can’t dance. However, love the reason for it!

Comment by longsufferingpittfan 11.12.13 @ 12:01 pm

Bill Belichick is a sweatshirt-wearing, stoic thug.

He does ok.

Comment by 66Goat 11.12.13 @ 12:47 pm

Here a better one, a bit longer with sound…

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Comment by Reed 11.12.13 @ 1:06 pm

@srb, sorry to disagree. Judging (also known as having opinions) is what these blogs are about.

You base your opinions, on what you see. All we’ve ever seen or been given is the dry Paul. What else were any of us to think???

We shouldn’t have opinions then?? Only when you know something for sure?? In that case, most of us should never have opinions on anything.

I have now seen this video, and frankly, I love it. It shows a lot, it tells a lot, and it’s something that I have never seen before.

Now that I’ve seen it, my opinion will change. That’s where you get opinions from, collections of thoughts from experiences and things that you see and hear.

P.S. in going on almost two years now, I don’t recall or remember anyone ever coming on here and saying, “hey fellas, I’m an insider, and I’ll tell you what, he’s totally different then you guys think.” I may have missed it, but I don’t miss to many articles and comments, and I don’t remember anyone saying anything like that.

Comment by Dan 11.12.13 @ 1:18 pm


Hey, never doubt the “Partee Abilitee” of someone who went to school in Madison.

A little reality for all the Chryst Haters and Doubters who have questioned the Man’s ability to connect with his Players.

Comment by PittofDreams 11.12.13 @ 1:39 pm

Maybe someone can dig up some vid of Jamie doing his thing after a Big Win?

Comment by PittofDreams 11.12.13 @ 1:42 pm

I for the most part have supported HCPC, allthough I have questioned a few things this year, and I was one that wondered how he would be recruiting, with his personality, at least the personality that we’ve seen and been shown.

So, I had my doubts.

Haters??? There are people who HATE him?? I haven’t seen anyone on here say anything hateful about the guy. As a matter of fact, mostly I see things about what a good guy, and good family guy he his, even by people who may not care for his coaching style or recruiting style.

Maybe I missed it, but I haven’t seen anyone generating any HATE towards HCPC.

Comment by Dan 11.12.13 @ 1:56 pm


I think totally writing him off as a Head Coach and mocking the way he talks… would quality someone as being among the “Haters.”

On the other hand, “Doubters” admit to having some doubts but remain opened minded and willing to give him more time before passing final judgement.

Comment by PittofDreams 11.12.13 @ 2:05 pm

That was freaking great, good to see coach really enjoy a big win with his kids. ALL the anti posters can go suck an egg because they keep trying to put the coach down for being too bland and a poor communicator.. looks like he is communicating pretty well with his boys.I bet he has a better rap or with this team than any coach we have had in the last 8 years.

Comment by Jim 11.12.13 @ 2:13 pm

By the way… here’s a little something posted last week on Dokish’s site.

My thoughts as to the futures of Chryst versus Bill O’Brien at Penn State.

Felt it would fit well with my prediction for the win that was to be against Notre Dame.


1) Chryst’s early struggles have much to do with the limitations of his quarterback and lack of talent and depth in a few other critical positions. On the other hand, O’Brien’s minor early successes have more to do with the talent he’s been handed than anthing he’s done as a Coach.

2) While it may look now that Chryst is the one destined for failure, my prediction was and continues to be that O’Brien will ultimately have the shorter lifespan.

And, by the way… Pitt wins Saturday

Comment by PittofDreams 11.12.13 @ 2:20 pm

Coach, as I told my wife during the Bridal Dance at our wedding “Just keep dancing, Honey…keep dancing!”

Comment by Leaseman 11.12.13 @ 2:24 pm

Someone was on here last week calling Chryst a fat slob. That sounds pretty hateful

Comment by Nick 11.12.13 @ 2:47 pm

Ok, point taken. I guess there were now that you mention it.

However, the overwhelming majority have not been hateful at all.

Just wanted to make sure we weren’t confusing “hater” with someone who has questions, doubts or a different opinion.

I guess I was relating it to some things I’ve seen on politics over the past few years. If someone disagrees with someone’s opinion, the other group calls them “haters”. “Hate” is a powerful word, that has been hijacked, that has been over used, and watered down, to practically just mean, you don’t agree with someones opinion.

Calling him a fat slob would be hateful.
I’ll give you that.

I would also say, for the record, “mocking” the way he talks or making fun of the way he talks would be hateful.

I hope you’re not throwing everyone into the hater team, who questions the way he talks with his laid back approach, and how he seems to be a little more quiet than the average coach. Personality can have a lot to do with the way someone does there job, especially recruiting which is his number one job.

So, yes, calling him a fat slob and making fun of the actual way he talks would be hateful, and if that’s who you were referring too, then you are correct.

Comment by Dan 11.12.13 @ 4:25 pm

Another example, saw the word used this week, to the effect of “Vinopal” had his revenge on all the “haters”. LOL

First off, I’ll be the first one in 10 years to be talking about Vinopal’s game against Notre Dame out a bar somewhere!!!

An absolute game for the ages for him. And good for him, redemption at it’s very best!!!!!!!

However, would I be considered a “hater”, because I made a couple comments over the course of the first 6 or 7 games, that Vinopal was beaten many times, got burned many times, was playing out of position many times, and whiffed on many tackles????

I hope not. I have nothing against Ray Vinopal, let alone “hate” him.

Thrilled for him he had such a fantastic game on national tv.

If he would happen to get beat several times against UNC, I’ll probably comment about it.

Let’s hope not.

Comment by Dan 11.12.13 @ 4:38 pm

You’re right that the word hater is used entirely too often. Kids throw the word around about anyone who disagrees with them. If you don’t like a band, a movie, a team, etc. you are a hater. It can be very annoying. I have no problem with people being skeptical or having a different opinion. If we all felt the same way this blog would be boring.

Comment by Nick 11.12.13 @ 5:08 pm

Dan, both Justin and I have written peieces about how well Chryst is a different personality and interacts with the players in a different manner during the practices we attended.

Here is a link to one That I attended earlier – you’ll see he’s really pretty vocal and makes jokes with the kids.

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Comment by Reed 11.12.13 @ 5:28 pm

@Reed, thank you for re-posting, I don’t remember seeing that. Very good to see. I’m sure I’ve missed things over the years, try to catch everything.

Anyhow, excellent video. Thank you!

Comment by Dan 11.12.13 @ 5:57 pm

I don’t know….seems to be calling the kettle black.

There was a lot of real negative almost visceral stuff concerning Savage and Vinopal. Over and over and over again.

Now we’re getting……..too funny 🙂

Comment by EMel 11.12.13 @ 6:49 pm

That was just fantastic.

Hail to Pitt!

Comment by Digdug 11.13.13 @ 11:33 pm

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