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Football Notes, 7/11

Hard to believe the work up to football season is coming quickly. Conference media days in less than two weeks. School media days. The flurry of before the beginning of training camp articles. The insane parsing of the meaning of every padless practice. Good times coming soon. At the ACC media days, Pitt will send Tyler Boyd and Ray Vinopal as the player reps. It’s been quite a...
Via Pitt Blather
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pitt Panthers: Previewing the secondary

Pitt cornerback Lafayette Pitts will need to become a top cornerback this season.   The secondary of the Pitt Panthers is one of the positions with the most continuity from last season to this season. The Panthers lost starting safety Jason Hendricks and corner K’Waun Williams, but for the most part, retained all of their other key players. Here’s a look at the secondary position...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt cornerback Pitts sets tone during spring drills

Pitt defensive coordinator Matt House called it a “pursuit drill,” with all 11 players chasing the ball carrier over 50 yards of turf. The objective: never give up, even when the task appears hopeless. During the second day of spring drills Tuesday — still without pads — rising junior cornerback Lafayette Pitts set the tone. Later, House enjoyed talking about it. “It...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitt's season ends with a whimper in a 41-31 loss to Miami

Pitt came out flat against Miami today and playing a clearly better team, that wasn't the way you wanted to see things start. On the way to an ugly 41-31 loss (the score wasn't really indicative of how the game went as Pitt scored a late TD in garbage), the Panthers had about as rough a beginning as you could have asked for. Lafayette Pitts, who had a horrible day all around...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Enigmatic Panthers keep spinning wheels

Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst is a stickler for consistency, treating each week the same no matter the opponent. If only the Panthers' results were as easily predictable as their coach's behavior. A week after upsetting Notre Dame to move within a game of becoming bowl eligible for the sixth straight season, the Panthers saw a late comeback fall short. They lost 34-27 to...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Pitt "Pitts" their way through loss at Georgia Tech

Games like Navy are head scratchers. Games like Florida State are just flat out ugly. But games like the 21-10 loss against Georgia Tech are just really tough to take. Box Score In a nutshell, Pitt had their chances to win the game, but they just fell short. There was, of course, the fake punt which took all momentum away in the first half where Tech went on to score a touchdown...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh falls short of beating No. 4 Notre Dame

Pittsburgh nearly derailed No. 4 Notre Dame's hopes for a national championship. Instead, the Panthers were left with a loss that is sure to sting for a while. Ray Graham had a stellar performance, rushing for 172 yards on 24 carries and the Panthers had several chances to put the unbeaten Fighting Irish away, but just couldn't pull it off. Everett Golson scored on a quarterback...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Three Pittsburgh Panther football players charged with assault

Three University of Pittsburgh football players will be summoned to court for the alleged attack of a man in October. Pittsburgh Panthers RB Ray Graham, WR Devin Street, and and DB Lafayette Pitts [Read More...]
November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

3 Pitt players charged with assault

Three University of Pittsburgh football players have been charged with simple assault and conspiracy in connection with an incident last month involving three other students, one of whom reported he was hit in the head during a brief confrontation on the street. Online court records don't list attorneys for the players charged in the complaint filed by city police on Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

#43 Pittsburgh Panthers: College Football 77 in 77

Four coaches in three years? If there’s anything the Pittsburgh Panthers program needs it’s stability! Will they have it in Paul Chryst, the former Wisconsin Badgers offensive coordinator who gets offers every season from teams everywhere, but now he’s finally taken one and left Madison. Can the meat and potatoes, blue collar type coach bring to Pitt what’s been missing...
Via The Sports Bank
July 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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