According to reports out of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin offensive line coach Bob Bostad will be joining Paul Chryst at Pittsburgh and will serve as the Panthers offensive coordinator. Tom Mulhern reported Bostad's departure as the Badgers prepared for their Rose Bowl matchup with Oregon.
Via Tom Mulhern of the Wisconsin State Journal:
Source tells State Journal offensive line coach Bob Bostad is the one who will be joining Chryst at Pittsburgh.
Bostad is reportedly very close with Chryst, and has consistently coached one of the best offensive lines in the country in Madison. Bill Nagy, Gabe Carimi, and John Moffitt were all starting rookie offensive linemen in the NFL this season after playing under the instruction and tutelage of Bostad. Both Carimi and Moffitt were All-Americans last season, and the Badgers once again boasted two All-Americans on the offensive line this year.
What's being characterized as a significant loss in Wisconsin should be a solid addition in Pittsburgh. It's always beneficial when a new coach has a previous and close working relationship with his coordinators, especially when both of those coaches are considered rising stars in the coaching ranks. Chryst, and now Bostad, should have Panther fans quickly forgetting the tumult of the Todd Graham era.
Via Pitt Script.
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