cheesesteakwithegg wrote:I really don't know what Pitt will do with Shell.
Part of me thinks they will take him back. Chryst is a guy who wants the best for his kids both on and off the field, so I can see him giving Shell another shot. When Shell left, PC didn't seem bitter about it and wanted Shell to do what was best for him and his family. Shell obviously now realizes that it is best to be close to home, and I can see PC giving him a second opportunity here.
On the other hand, PC has run a very tight ship since arriving here. When Shell left, there were rumors that he left because of family issues, because of failed drug tests (rumor was that he was going to be suspended anyway for failing another test), and because his teammates and coaches were on him about his work ethic (coming to spring ball out of shape). If t the drug thing and the work ethic thing were heavy factors in his transfer, I dont see him coming back. It would contradict everything that PC has said since arriving at Pitt.
If it was strictly family business, he get's another chance.
Your comments about PC running a tight ship are telling. You need to only look at the players he's recruited with the 2013 and 2014 classes to see that. It's very much the same blueprint that was used when he was at Wisconsin. Chryst was part of a coaching staff whose calling card was coaching kids up. The kids you'd see in Wisconsin's classes weren't as big on "star rankings" as other schools. Instead, they emphasized getting kids who had reputations for being high-energy, very "coachable" players with good football awareness and intelligence. Hand-in-hand with that approach is a big emphasis on character.
You see it with the classes he's recruiting. He's getting kids that want to be here and want to put in the work. I think if Shell demonstrates that he's willing to be that type of player, he'll be allowed back and Pitt will be better for it. If he's not willing to be that player and buy in like everyone else, Pitt's better off without him.