Pitt names Rudolph new O-coordinator

Pittsburgh has elevated quarterbacks coach Joe Rudolph to offensive coordinator, after losing Bob Bostad to Greg Schiano and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Coach Paul Chryst also announced Saturday that Jim Hueber, previously the tight ends coach, will now coach the offensive line. Bostad came with Chryst from Wisconsin and was named offensive coordinator/offensive line coach of the Panthers in January. He will now coach the offensive line for the Bucs.

Rudolph came with Chryst as well. He will also coach the tight ends, a position he coached with the Badgers.

“Joe Rudolph and Jim Hueber will be tremendous assets in their new assignments,” Chryst said in a statement. “Joe and I worked closely on the offensive side of the ball at Wisconsin. He has a thorough knowledge of our systems and what we want to achieve offensively.

“Jim has coached some of the finest linemen in the game, pro and college. He is tremendously accomplished as a teacher of offensive line play, and his overall experience as a coach benefits our entire staff and program.”

Chryst has two openings left to fill on his staff: quarterbacks and running backs coach.