Do Pittsburgh Panthers Have Top 25 Potential?

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Finally, some stability at the coaching position.

The Pittsburgh Panthers appear to have an exciting future with Paul Chryst at the helm, which is very welcome after Todd Graham’s abrupt departure and the arrest of Mike Haywood.Going from 6-7 to 7-6 your first two years may not seem like much improvement, and now having to replace your quarterback could make things worse, but Chryst has recruited very well to make up what should be a continually improving program.

Chryst has a team absolutely loaded with stud freshmen and sophomores that bodes well for the future, and he has plenty of returning starters on top of that.

Dec 26, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers head coach Paul Chryst talks to quarterback Tom Savage (7) against the Bowling Green Falcons during the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Don’t forget that the Panthers also beat Duke on the road last year, who turned out to be the ACC Coastal Division champions.

The Coastal gets tougher this year, but the schedule for the Panthers remain virtually unchanged. In a massive stroke of good fortune for a program trying to get back to its winning ways, Florida State comes off this year.

Do the Panthers have enough to build a Top 25 team this year? Can they compete for an ACC Coastal Division title?

There is a lot of raw talent for that to possibly happen, but Chryst will first have to address some issues. Continue to Next Slide for Offense

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