Cal Football hires Geep Chryst as new Tight End Coach

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The Bears are hiring Geep Chryst as the new Tight End coach, to replace the departed Marques Tuiasosopo.

George Patrick “Geep” Chryst is as NFL as it gets. It’s been 25 years since he was named an NFL TE coach for the Arizona Cardinals (30 if we include quality control work for the Chicago Bears.) His most notable work came as QB coach for the Harbaugh-Smith/Kaepernick era and his OC work for the 2015 Niners under Jim Tomsula.

Most recently he was TE coach for the Denver Broncos where he coached under Bill Musgrave during the 2017-2018 seasons.

"Geep is a highly respected football coach who has experienced success at the highest level of our game," Wilcox said. "He has a strong understanding of what we are doing on offense, and he will do a great job of coaching and developing our tight ends to maximize their potential. We are pleased that we were able to attract Geep to our program."

He is Paul Chryst’s brother (HC at Wisconsin) and is presumably the axis of how HC Wilcox knows him. His primary offensive coaching tree stems from John Fox, Jim Harbaugh, and Bill Musgrave, all run-oriented offenses.

On a positive note: he has a long track record in the NFL, with good coaches to have worked under.

On the other side: like Bill Musgrave, his last exposure to college football coaching was before I was born (1990 he was Wyoming’s QB coach).

Side note: he is also affiliated with sports analytics by running a football analytics website, and more notably working on the original NFL draft value chart back in the early 1990s when football analytics was in its infancy.