Pittsburgh linebacker Todd Thomas has seen plenty of things during his three years with the Panthers.
Six head coaches. A couple of miserable trips to Birmingham for a bowl game. Not exactly the kind of memories Thomas wants to hold onto.
Finally, it seems, things are changing. The Panthers (2-1, 1-1 ACC) can put together their first three-game winning streak since 2010 with a victory over Virginia (2-1) on Saturday, perhaps Pitt's first true test to see where it falls on the grid in the ACC's Coastal Division.
A victory also would give the Panthers something they've lacked in years: momentum.
''Since I've been here, I don't think I've been 2-1, we always start off 1-2 or 0-and-something,'' Thomas said. ''Coach Chryst is trying to get the program turned around he's definitely headed in the right direction.''
Technically, Thomas is wrong, though it's hard to blame him. The Panthers began 2011 with wins over Buffalo ...