STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Bill O’Brien is staying at Penn State.
In case you missed the Thursday edition of the KDKA Afternoon News, here’s a recap of the action.
Pitt analyst Pat Bostick joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sports Radio 93-7 The FAN for his weekly segment, and this week we focus on the future of the Pitt program as Head Coach Paul Chryst has decided to remain committed to the Panthers.
The University of Pittsburgh was sent into panic mode on Tuesday afternoon when the head coaching job at Wisconsin opened up.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Much was made of the relationship between new offensive coordinator Todd Haley and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the off-season, and much has been made of Haley’s relationship with his former employer.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Head coach Paul Chryst got what he ultimately wanted in Buffalo, but the Panthers still want more from their offense, and they could get some help this weekend.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — In his four years at Pitt, senior running back Ray Graham has had three full-time head football coaches (technically, four, including the disgraced Mike Haywood). That could stunt the development of any player, but Graham feels comfortable under his new superiors.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Rebuilding a major college football program is a process, not an event. Using rhetoric that seems to contrast that of his predecessor, Pitt head coach Paul Chryst said, following a 34-10 loss at Cincinnati last Thursday, players and coaches both need to take ownership of that process.
DENVER (93-7 THE FAN) — What most will take from the Steelers’ 31-19 season-opening loss to the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium Sunday is that new quarterback Peyton Manning showed Mike Tomlin he’s still Peyton Manning.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Some players discussed the need to put foresight above hindsight after Pitt was upset by Youngstown State, 31-17, at Heinz Field Saturday, and head coach Paul Chryst said in his weekly press conference he expects tangible progress to be made between game one and game two, Thursday’s Big East opener against Cincinnati at Nippert Stadium.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — New head coach Paul Chryst brings a respectable resume to Pitt, but the last time he was actually down on the field to coach a regular season football game, it was for a team that doesn’t exist anymore.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The starting quarterback job at Pitt remains Tino Sunseri’s to lose, despite his highly publicized 2011 struggles, but in the meantime, his successor is showing signs of improvement, according to first-year head coach Paul Chryst.
More than 200 young people enjoyed Thursday’s great weather by spending it outdoors. They took part in a youth football camp hosted by Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin at Brashear High School.
(93-7 The FAN) — Michel Therrien has been hired to coach the Montreal Canadiens, as announced Tuesday morning by Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin.
Two months after the dismissal of Joe Paterno, Penn State introduced its new head football coach during a press conference Saturday morning. Bill O’Brien is not only taking over a program from a legendary coach, he also gets a program that is steering its way through federal, NCAA and Big Ten inquiries, not to mention criminal proceedings against former administrators.