The Pitt Panthers Football team had five head coaches between 1986 and 2010, and since then, they have had five more with former offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph being named interim head coach in the new addition to the sad trend after Paul Chryst recently resigned.
It wasn’t a surprising move, as he can potentially take the job at Wisconsin next season, but it certainly one that returning players are going to have to cope with if they are to have a successful 2015 season. Which leads me to my next point.
Tyler Boyd is one of the best players at his position in the history of Pitt Football, and he has set records that surpass those of the great Larry Fitzgerald. That being said, this unfortunate situation is the last thing he needs if he is to truly reach his full potential. Especially in a system where only a “select few” players – according to Boyd – are willing to go all out each week.
It would not be a bad decision if he decided to hang up his jersey and transfer to another school.
He is not an average player. He is a player poised to make it to the NFL, and a player who will make it to the NFL. However, if he wants the best opportunity to succeed next season, be drafted in the best position, and thus make the most money once in the NFL, then it may behoove him to consider transferring to a program where he can knows what he is getting into, and where he can thrive under a coaching system with a good track record.
At Pitt, he will be waiting for whomever walks in the door next, or perhaps have to deal with Rudolph, a man who – while he knows Pitt’s system – has no head coaching experience for the 2015 season.