Pitt's new head football coach Paul Chryst picked up a key member for his coaching staff with Bob Bostad last week. Bostad was the offensive line coach at Wisconsin, but left to take the offensive coordinator position with the Panthers.â†µ
Chryst, however, wasn't as successful with his second attempt to snag a Badgers coach. He reportedly offered the defensive coordinator position to Wisconsin's linebackers coach Dave Huxtable, but Huxtable is staying put:
"I'm coming back," Huxtable said during the Rose Bowl media day. "It's 100 percent right now."â†µ
When asked if that means it could change, Huxtable said, "It's 100 percent."â†µ
Huxtable had two linebackers make the Big Ten's First Team this year. He has also been a defensive coordinator in the past at Central Florida, so he would have brought some experience to the position. But Chryst will need to look elsewhere to fill that spot.â†µ
For more on the Panthers' coaching changes, check out SB Nation's Pitt blog Cardiac Hill.