Is Pitt Closer To Chryst?

Paul Chryst interviewed with Pitt over the weekend. He has maintained a "no comment" stance since his interview, but he may have impressed Pitt enough to land its head coaching job.

There is no confirmation yet, but there are numerous reports circulating that Paul Chryst is set to become the next head coach at the University of Pittsburgh.

According to multiple sources, Chryst impressed and wowed several key people during his interview. It's possible he may have done enough to win the job.

Chryst has been Wisconsin's offensive coordinator since 2005. His 2011 offense was dynamic enough to send two players to the Heisman Trophy presentation as finalists. Quarterback Russell Wilson completed 72.5 percent of his passes, threw for 2,879 yards and 31 touchdowns. Wilson was also the first-team All-Big Ten selection at quarterback. Running back Montee Ball rushed for 1,759 yards and 32 touchdowns.

Chryst, along with Florida International head coach Mario Cristobal and Ohio State's Luke Fickell are reportedly the three main candidates for the job, though Chryst and Cristobal emerged as frontrunners over the weekend.

Pitt players—who are attending a special team dinner with Pitt Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg before going home for a few days over the Christmas holiday—already are chiming in at the thought of Chryst as head coach.

"3 out of 3 players said they love Chryst ! Early Christmas present (crossing my fingers)," receiver Devin Street said via Twitter.

Stay tuned for the latest on Pitt's head coaching search, which could be coming to an end as early as this evening.


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