Chryst, Pitt open up camp with pride on their side

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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Whether there are a lot of victories in the immediate forecast or not, football should become fun again at Pittsburgh. Particularly if new coach Paul Chryst sticks around.

The Panthers opened training camp Monday with a renewed enthusiasm, and that's good news for fans hungry for some stability during a tumultuous time. Indeed, coaches have come and gone from this Big East school of late, but there is hope that Chryst stops that trend.

So far, so good.

"Everything's going great so far," sixth-year senior offensive lineman Chris Jacobson said. "Everybody's buying into what Coach Chryst says and just coming out here and working hard and doing what he wants us to do."

The Panthers -- under Todd Graham, who left after one season for Arizona State -- went 6-7 last season, 4-3 in the Big East.