"During Paul Chryst's tenure at Wisconsin, the Badgers offense was defined by its bruising offensive line.
If Chryst is to have the same sort of success at Pitt, it will likely start with the big guys up front. Hopewell High School graduate Ryan Turnley seems to have gotten the message.
Turnley, a center who will be a senior next season, won the team's Ed Conway Award on offense this spring. The award is meant to recognize the player who improved most during spring practices.
"Coach Chryst came up to me before the spring and said, 'We're going to rely on you because you're one of the seniors, you've been here, you've played before and we need you to set the tone and show these guys how to work,'" Turnley said after Pitt's Blue-Gold spring game April 14. "I just went out every day and tried to work as hard as I could and it paid off.""