In something that hasn’t happened often at Pitt over the last decade, an assistant coach has decided to stay with the program when given the chance to leave.
Rivals.com is reporting that defensive backs coach Renaldo Hill has passed on an opportunity to join the staff at Michigan State. PSN is being told that the job was likely the defensive backs coach thought there was talk Michigan State might split the cornerbacks and safeties into two positions.
PSN has reached out to people inside the Pitt football program for confirmation but at this point, no one has responded to our message or questions.
Assuming this report is accurate, it would be safe to assume that Pitt had to offer Hill a raise for him to stay. When Pat Narduzzi received his extension, it was reported that he was given more money to pay his assistants. It’s a good sign that the university was willing to spend the money to keep a valuable assistant.
Once again if accurate, this is impressive for Pitt because Hill passed on an opportunity to go back to the program that he played college football for.
Pitt’s young secondary took big strides last year and credit has to go to Hill.
Stay with PSN as we try to gather more information.