Since Paul Chryst took over at Pitt back in late December, him and his staff have went about their mission focusing on outworking their opponents and preparing their players better than any other staff in the country.
"It's a players' game, always has been and always will be. We've gotta make sure they're confident and prepared to go play.''
One of the most popular questions he's fielded in press conferences is about his smash mouth offensive philosophy, to which he told the Patriot-News, "You don't announce who you are and what you are, I truly believe that. It's what we put on the field and what we do on the team that matters. Other people, they can say what they want. We gotta worry about just doing it the right way.'' Chryst explained.
Chryst has done more than his fair share of traveling as a coach, spending time in West Virginia, Illinois, Wisconsin, Texas, Oregon and two stints up in Canada. One thing that he admits he's still getting used to is the food of Pittsburgh.
"You know, I've never been to a city where they put fries on everything.'' he laughed.