Pitt Releases Statement On Coaching Update

Pitt releases a statement Sunday afternoon that no one has been formally offered the job.

On the heels of a report on FootballScoop.com that referred to Florida International head coach Mario Cristobal as officially being offered the its head coaching job, the University of Pittsburgh issued the following update on its coaching search.

"Contrary to Internet reports, the Pitt football head coaching position has not been offered to anyone, nor have any decisions on an offer been made. The search is still an ongoing process."

Cristobal is believed to be one of the candidates, but has not been formally offered the job, not is there anything of record of him interviewing for the job. Other candidates for the Pitt job are believed to be Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst, who reportedly interviewed for the job Saturday. Luke Fickell is believed to be the other serious candidate.

Pitt has been conducting its most recent coaching search in the wake of Todd Graham's departure to Arizona State. Graham resigned from his position late Tuesday, despite being denied permission to interview for the Arizona State job.


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