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Taleni Gone And Draft Thoughts

Sorry, about the absence. Some family stuff came up last week that had me in-and-out-of-town through the past week plus. Nothing major, but time was at a premium. Glad to be done with April. Fridays in April have been a month of bad news dropping. Most of it was related to basketball, but football decided to get in on the action with the dismissal of Jeremiah Taleni for disciplinary...
Via Pitt Blather
May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cameron Johnson Transfers to UNC

Cameron Johnson has transferred from Pitt to North Carolina. As a graduate transfer, Johnson is eligible to play immediately for the Tar Heels. Johnson averaged 11.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 33 games for the Panthers last year, while shooting 41.5% from three-point range. Roy Williams says "We are happy to have someone join our program who wanted to be with us so badly."
Via ACC Digital Network
June 16, 2017

No Surprise, Max Browne Named Starting QB

Shocking. I’m not saying it was inevitable. Just because Max Browne is a graduate transfer. A former 5-star QB recruit from California. Had a starting gig at USC for a few games last year. Looking to make it to the NFL and impress scouts this year. Came nearly all the way across the country to play at Pitt. Pitt also had a good track record of transfer QBs succeeding. The quarterback...
Via Pitt Blather
August 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Receiving/Defending Depth Chart Bits

Two sides of the ball. The receiving corps and secondary. Both are anchored by a senior. Both are going to be heavily reliant on youth. Lots of questions. First, a little on Pitt’s latest verbal since he happens to be a cornerback. The Cardinal Gibbons three-star cornerback committed to Pittsburgh on Monday night after stating earlier in August he was favoring Wisconsin. Before...
Via Pitt Blather
August 24, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pitt RB Qadree Ollison Hurdles The Defender | ACC Must See Moment

Pitt running back gets out in the open field and shows off some tremendous athleticism by hurdling the Youngstown State defender. Check out the impressive catch and run by the Panthers' tailback.
Via ACC Digital Network
September 02, 2017

Less Then Impressive Opener

I’ve had a bit of time to digest this. A walk back to a friend’s house in the drizzle. A 2+ hour drive home in the drizzle/mist. A bit of bourbon while half-watching college football the rest of the evening. Getting a long, needed night of sleep. Morning pot of coffee. Prepping ribs for a nice relaxing day of smoking those suckers. Happy in the knowledge that I still get to go pick...
Via Pitt Blather
September 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Pitt's Quintin Wirginis suffers season-ending non-football injury

The Pittsburgh Panthers will not be getting starting linebacker Quintin Wirginis back after his three-game suspension is over. The senior suffered a season-ending non-football injury that head coach Pat Narduzzi declined to elaborate on when he made the announcement on Tuesday. “Disappointing, but something we deal with. That’s what we do,” said Narduzzi, per Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh...
Via Sportsnaut
September 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Top storylines for college football Week 2

There’s no spectacle to compare to the weekly drama of collegiate sports, and we’ve got some tremendous games on the slate in college football Week 2.The big-ticket attractions are the handful of games between top teams, such as Auburn going up against Clemson and Stanford heading into USC territory. Oh, and we can’t forget about Oklahoma and Ohio State.Of course, this early in the...
Via Sportsnaut
September 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Predicting studs and duds for college football Week 2

We are one week into the college football season and it feels great. Between UCLA pulling off one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the sport, Virginia Tech and Tennessee putting up defensive stands at the last second, and all of the glorious fun that occurred on Saturday, we had a pretty awesome Week 1.The best part? Week 2 is going to be even better. We have four games...
Via Sportsnaut
September 06, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pitt fails hard on screen from own end zone

During the fourth quarter, down by two touchdowns against mighty Penn State, the Pittsburgh Panthers did the unthinkable. Backed up into their own end zone, Pitt offensive coordinator Shawn Wilson inexplicably called for a screen pass to Darrin Hall.He immediately regretted it.Quarterback Max Browne — former USC starter — got Hall the ball right behind the end zone, and Penn State...
Via Sportsnaut
September 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Predicting studs and duds for college football Week 3

College football’s second week was about measuring stick games. We realized Oklahoma is a real playoff contender. We realized Georgia should be the SEC East’s favorite, by a good margin. We realized Stanford isn’t as close to USC as we might have thought. We realized Michigan isn’t as close to playoff contention as we might have thought.For most teams, however, we still don’t really...
Via Sportsnaut
September 13, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mason Rudolph pulls Houdini act on TD pass

Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph deserves more credit for what he does on a regular basis. As the Cowboys played against Pitt on Saturday in a game that was nationally televised on ESPN, those watching were treated to the brilliant play of the senior quarterback.Before the first quarter was up, Rudolph already threw two touchdowns and the Cowboys led by 21 points. His second...
Via Sportsnaut
September 16, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Volleyball Falls to Pittsburgh

Courtesy http://www.seminoles.com The Noles fell 3-1 to the Pittsburgh Panthers Friday evening.
Via Florida State Seminoles Athletics
October 06, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pittsburgh vs Syracuse College Football Condensed Game 2017

The Pittsburgh Panthers took on the Syracuse Orange in a Week 6 ACC matchup.
Via ACC Digital Network
October 08, 2017

WATCH: Syracuse: Team Arrives

Get in the action only with ACC VR presented by Havoline. Syracuse arrives at the Carrier Dome ready to play, prior to their October 7, 2017 victory over the Pittsburgh Panthers in Syracuse, NY.
Via ACC Digital Network
October 11, 2017

WATCH: NC State vs Pittsburgh College Football Condensed Game 2017

The NC State Wolfpack improve to 6-1 with a Week 7 win over the Pittsburgh Panthers.
Via ACC Digital Network
October 15, 2017

WATCH: Soccer Takes Down Pittsburgh

Courtesy http://www.seminoles.com The Noles clinched the win against the Pittsburgh Panthers 2-1 on Senior Day.
Via Florida State Seminoles Athletics
October 22, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pitt: Pregame Huddle

Go inside the action and join the Pitt Panthers in their huddle prior to their game against the NC State Wolfpack on October 14, 2017 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA.
Via ACC Digital Network
October 24, 2017

WATCH: Pitt: Team Entrance

Go inside the action and join the Pitt Panthers as they take the field prior to their game against the NC State Wolfpack on October 14, 2017 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA.
Via ACC Digital Network
October 24, 2017

WATCH: Pitt: Team Arrives

The Pitt Panthers arrive at Heinz Field ready to play, prior to the October 14, 2017 game against the NC State Wolfpack in Pittsburgh, PA.
Via ACC Digital Network
October 24, 2017

Paris Ford on fight with Pitt teammate: ‘Madden gets heated’

A couple of Pitt football players are facing misdemeanor disorderly conduct/engaged in fighting charges after getting into it earlier this month. Paris Ford and Tyler Sear, a couple of freshmen, had police called on them on Oct. 17 for fighting in the dorms.After a social media post by Ford, and a subsequent response from Sear, it seems clear this whole thing was sparked by a game...
Via Sportsnaut
October 27, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pitt OL Brian O'Neill Relives Improbable Touchdowns

Pittsburgh offensive lineman Brian O'Neill is one of the most athletic at his position and also one of the best. Not only is he one of the ACC's best blockers, but he is also has a knack for finding the end zone with a football in his hands. His two touchdown's last season had college football abuzz while also helping his Panthers put points on the board. Relive the phenomenal touchdowns...
Via ACC Digital Network
October 27, 2017

Virginia Football falters on road at Pitt, falling 31-14

Hoos still in search of bowl eligibility after failing to pick up win against the Panthers Virginia Football (5-3, 2-2 ACC) fell 31-14 on the road to the Pittsburgh Panthers as the Hoos struggled for the second straight week to pick up the elusive sixth win that would give them the coveted bowl eligibility.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
October 28, 2017

WATCH: Virginia vs Pittsburgh College Football Condensed Game 2017

The Virginia Cavaliers fall to the Pittsburgh Panthers in an ACC college football matchup.
Via ACC Digital Network
October 30, 2017

15 college basketball coaches who are on the hot seat

With college basketball tipping off, there are a lot of coaches out there champing at the bit to get their teams off to good starts. Some hope for championships or tournament appearances. Others hope their teams improve enough that their jobs are safe.These are strange times in the college hoops coaching profession. With news of the FBI's investigation into bribery and other elicit...
October 31, 2017  |  Discuss
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