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Paul Chryst: Street Made Right Decision Staying, Can Get Better

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) — Pitt football head coach Paul Chryst joined The Fan Morning Show on Friday to wrap up the Panthers’ season, after his team fell to Ole Miss 38-17 in the BBVA Compass Bowl last Saturday.

But there was some great news for Pitt this week, as standout wide receiver Devin Street announced that he will return for his senior year.

Chryst is excited to have Street sticking around.

“We’re excited that Devin’s coming back, and I think that it’s the right thing for him,” Chryst said. “The exciting thing for me is I think he can continue to get better.”

Chryst has had a couple of opportunities to watch former pupil Russell Wilson play this season, and he is very proud of how the Seahawks’ rookie quarterback has transitioned to the NFL.

“The neat thing for me… is that he looks just like the same guy. That’s a heck of a credit to him,” Chryst said.

Speaking of transfer quarterbacks, Chryst is excited to see what Tom Savage can do next season.

“I think he’s made good use of the year you’ve got to sit out, and he’ll be chomping at the bit,” Chryst said. “He does all the right things. He’s a worker. It’s important to him. I think the players like him.”

He did add that he expects there to be competition at quarterback next season, with Savage battling Chad Voytik and Trey Anderson for the job.

The interview can be heard here: