Cristobal, Foster, Bradley, Chryst, Austin & Rhoads among names to keep an eye on in early stages of Pitt’s search

 

Pitt’s coaching search to replace the departed Todd Graham will begin immediately and some top candidates from last years coaching search will be on Pitt’s radar once again. Athletic director Steve Pederson who many are calling to resign, will hold a press conference at 5:30 p.m. Pitt has named Keith Patterson interim head coach. What’s going to be very intriguing with this search is whether Pitt will be enamored once again with an offensive minded spread offense type of coach and whether there will be more of an emphasis on getting a “safe coach” with Pitt ties. Here are some early names sources believe will be on Pitt’s shortlist of candidates. Florida International head coach Mario Cristobal – 41 years old, a hot name in coaching circles who Pitt looked into last year but didn’t emerge as a top candidate. Cristobal is intriguing from the standpoint that he’s considered anRead More »