Its tough to win games and earn bowl berths when a program has featured four head coaches in less than three seasons. Well, for the Pittsburgh Panthers, the trend of a coaching carousel continues this season, as Paul Chryst takes over at Pitt, which is looking to do better than its 6-7 overall record in 2011-12.
The Panthers, who finished fourth in the league with a 4-3 record, has the key components to put together a rebound year. The first piece is having maybe the leagues best player in running back Ray Graham, who last season was the Big East's leading rusher -- actually, he was ranked second in the nation in yards per game -- before going down with a season-ending knee injury.
The second piece is the return of quarterback Tino Sunseri, who has been Pitt's starter in its last 26 games and will be throwing to a returning core of wide receivers -- Devin Street and Mike Shanahan.
Representing the Panthers at Big East media day will be Graham, defensive end Aaron Donald and saftey Jarred Holley, who earned First-Team All-Big East honors last season and second-team honors in '10.
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