Pitt's Chryst hires defensive coordinator
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New Pitt coach Paul Chryst has filled another key position on his staff - defensive coordinator.
Chryst will bring Wisconsin linebackers coach Dave Huxtable along with him to Pitt and Huxtable will serve as his defensive coordinator according to a source close to the situation.
That brings the total number of confirmed assistants to three as Chryst had previously announced that he was bring Wisconsin run game coordinator Bob Bostad along as his offensive coordinator and former Mt. Lebanon coach Chris Haering will serve as his linebackers coach.
And according to the Wisconsin State Journal, Chryst, who was the offensive coordinator at Wisconsin before being hired by Pitt two weeks ago, could be bringing a third assistant - tight ends coach Joe Rudolph - but only if Rudolph does not get promoted to offensive coordinator by Wisconsin coach Brett Bielema.
Rudolph would be a co-coordinator of some sort along with Bostad as the two have worked very closely with Chryst at Wisconsin over the past few years.
First Published January 4, 2012 6:44 pm