Chryst settling in after busy first 2 months at Pitt


None - PITTSBURGH  -- Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby skated before the team hit the ice Tuesday morning for their game day morning skate.

Brooks Orpik was not on the ice and will not play Tuesday when the Penguins host the New York Rangers.

Penguins Head Coach Dan Bylsma said Orpik has an upper body injury, but doesn’t expect him to be out long.

Channel 11’s Rich Walsh went from the CONSOL Energy Center over to the UPMC South Side facility to talk with new Pitt football coach Paul Chryst.

Chryst said he expects Tino Sunseri to be the Panthers’ starting quarterback in 2012.

Chryst said he's spent the first two months on the job getting to know his players while trying to chart a future for a program in need of some stability.

He also said while he's made it a point to meet each player individually, he knows trust can't be built on a brief chat. Chryst is Pitt's fourth coach in barely over a year, and understands the players are looking for someone they can put their faith in.

The Panthers are in the midst of a transition from the Big East to the ACC sometime between now and 2014. Chryst said next year's schedule is still not set and seemed uncertain when or even if the school's longtime rivalry with West Virginia will be renewed. The teams will not play each other next season for the first time since 1942.