#43 Pittsburgh Panthers: College Football 77 in 77

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Four coaches in three years? If there’s anything the Pittsburgh Panthers program needs it’s stability! Will they have it in Paul Chryst, the former Wisconsin Badgers offensive coordinator who gets offers every season from teams everywhere, but now he’s finally taken one and left Madison. Can the meat and potatoes, blue collar type coach bring to Pitt what’s been missing under Dave Wannstedt, and the dude who came for one year and bolted for Arizona State?

The Panthers will have a solid running game this year, but their QB play could keep them from being anything special.

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College Football 77 in 77: #46 Pittsburgh Panthers

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Congratulations Pittsburgh Panthers, you had the most thuggish ruggish team in all of college football last season. In a criminal study by SI among the preseason top 25, the Pittsburgh Panthers had more arrests than any top 25 team. The Iowa Hawkeyes were second.

The legal problems off the field and the disappointments on the field cost Coach Dave Wannstedt his job. You got to feel for him though because he’s kind of like college football‘s version of a “wacky neighbor” character on a prime time network sitcom. Maybe I get this perception of him because he kind of looks like Schneider from “One Day at a Time,” a classic television character.  He has the same exact mustache, and like Schneider, he spent a lot of time fixing messes he didn’t create.

And after he was cut, Pitt football saw more drama than a season of Friday Night Lights.

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