PITTSBURGH (KDKA) –Pitt Panthers head football coach Paul Chryst saw one of his coaches bolt for the NFL recently, but he is supportive of the move.

Chryst’s former offensive coordinator, Bob Bostad, left the Pitt Panthers after about a month on the job to become the offensive line coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Bostad is the second assistant to leave the staff in the past two weeks after running backs coach Eddie Faulkner left for Wisconsin.

“Bob’s a heck of a coach and there’s going to be people calling and there were opportunities and I knew this would be the type that would intrigue him to where he would want to talk, and if it was the right situation, that he would do it,” Chryst said.

While Chryst will now be looking to fill the void Bostad left behind, he supports his decision to leave.

“I’m not trying to skirt that, I really believe that. So, you trust people and they make the decision that’s best for them and I support him on that,” Chryst said.

Chryst also said that Tino Sunseri would be the starting quarterback heading into training camp.


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