PITTSBURGH (KDKA) –The University of Pittsburgh underwent some massive changes yesterday.
Paul Chryst officially left the school to take over the head coaching duties at the University of Wisconsin – his alma mater.READ MORE: Parkway Carjacker Suspect Arrested In Indiana County
Rumors of the switch started to fly almost immediately after Gary Andersen left Wisconsin to take over the head coaching job at Oregon State.
So, it came as no surprise that Chryst was formally introduced as Wisconsin’s new head football coach Wednesday night.
However, what did come as a surprise was Pitt relieving Steve Pederson of his duties as the school’s athletic director.
Some fans had been calling for Pederson to be removed for years. Once the news broke of his dismissal, Pitt fans took to Twitter with plenty of clever quips.
Here’s some of the most creative ones we could find:
Backyard Brawl Never Stops
Hey WVU Steve Pederson is a great AD. I would fully recommend him
— Ted (@TedInPittsburgh) December 18, 2014
99 Other Problems
I got 99 problems but Steve Pederson being my school’s AD is no longer one. #H2P
— Jess (@pittjess11) December 18, 2014
Steve Pederson is gone, thank you flying spaghetti monster and invisible pink unicornREAD MORE: Amber Alert Canceled For Reportedly Abducted 2-Year-Old Byron McDonald
— Stru (@RagingBull_Stru) December 18, 2014
Like Thumper always said, “If you can’t say something nice…”
i cannot say enough nice things about steve pederson. like literally, i cannot do it. under no circumstances for any quota of “nice things”.
— HeadCoachMattHouse (@CzarOfPgh) December 18, 2014
Bring Back Wannstedt?
Steve Pederson out as Pitt AD. Does the new AD consider bringing back Dave Wannstedt?
— Jason Shetler (@Jason_Shetler) December 18, 2014
If You Can Get Him To Stop Dancing
— Harry G. Psaros (@PittGuru) December 18, 2014
Mumps Mystery Solved
I didn’t want to say anything until now but I’m pretty sure that Steve Pederson gave Sidney Crosby mumps. #scoop
— Chris Dokish (@ChrisDokish) December 18, 2014MORE NEWS: Webinar To Teach City Residents How To Recycle
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