Pitt Football: 5 Panthers Poised to Break out in 2012

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Pitt Football: 5 Panthers Poised to Break out in 2012
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Paul Chryst returns the pro-style Power-I back to Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Panthers football team is coming off a disastrous 6-7 season in 2011 wherein their former coach Todd Graham, and his spread offense, left to coach Arizona State after just one season.

With Graham leaving to coach elsewhere, the Pittsburgh Panthers have had four head coaches alone since December 2010.

Additionally, the Pittsburgh Panthers' starting quarterback Tino Sunseri is coming off a terrible 2011 campaign and your star running back Ray Graham is coming off an ACL tear.

However, the good news for the Pittsburgh Panthers will be that new head coach Paul Chryst, former Wisconsin Badger offensive coordinator, will run a pro-style offense. 

Moreover, Chryst relies heavily on committee of running backs and the play-action pass which were a perfect suit for the Panthers under former coach Dave Wannstedt.

Furthermore, Chryst has been dedicated this spring to assuming a new identity for this Pittsburgh Panthers football team: be professional, do your job, and everything else falls into place.

As a result, there have been major impact players that have been fueled by Chryst's foundation and will look to break out in 2012. 

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