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WATCH: Pitt QB Max Browne 410 Yards, 4 TD vs. Rice

Pitt QB Max Browne had a dominant game against the Rice Owls, throwing for 410 yards and 4 touchdowns in the Panthers 42-10 win. The passing yards and touchdowns were both career highs for Browne.
Via ACC Digital Network
September 30, 2017

WATCH: Rice vs. Pitt Football Highlights (2017)

Rice vs. Pitt: Max Browne threw for 410 yards and 4 touchdowns and Jester Weah put up 137 yards receiving and a score as the Pitt Panthers topped Rice, 42-10. Pitt's defense harassed the Owls all day long, amassing 3 sacks, 7 tackles-for-loss and 3 interceptions in the win.
Via ACC Digital Network
September 30, 2017

WATCH: Oklahoma State vs. Pittsburgh Football Highlights (2017)

Oklahoma State vs. Pittsburgh: Mason Rudolph threw for 423 yards and 5 touchdowns in the first half as Oklahoma State downed Pitt, 59-21. Ben Dinucci came off the bench to throw for 228 yards and a touchdown for the Panthers.
Via ACC Digital Network
September 16, 2017

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

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

Pitt Football: Max Browne Will Remain Starter vs. Oklahoma State

There’s no quarterback controversy brewing at Pitt. At least not right now, anyway. ESPN is reporting that Pitt Panthers coach Pat Nadruzzi listed quarterback Max Browne alone at the top of the depth chart ahead of an important matchup against Oklahoma State this upcoming week. The Panthers offense has struggled through the first two weeks of the season. Their first win came against...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 13, 2017

Riders bring back LB Jeff Knox Jr.

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have made a big mid-season addition to their defence, announcing Monday the signing of international linebacker Jeff Knox Jr. Knox recently attended training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after signing with the team in January. He saw action in three pre-season games, collecting two defensive tackles. Knox, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound linebacker...
Via CFL.ca
September 11, 2017

WATCH: Pittsburgh vs. Penn State Football Highlights (2017)

Pittsburgh vs. Penn State: Panthers RB Qadree Ollison racked up 126 total yards, but it wasn't enough as the Nittany Lions handed Pitt a tough 33-14 loss. Pittsburgh sophomore QB Ben DiNucci ran for a two-yard TD.
Via ACC Digital Network
September 10, 2017

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

WATCH: Pitt vs. Penn State: The Battle Of Pennsylvania

The Pittsburgh Panthers renewed their rivalry with in-state rival Penn State last season after a 16-year hiatus. The Panthers won in thrilling fashion at home, 42-39. Pitt must now go on the road and face the daunting task of defeating the nations #6 team in their home in Happy Valley. Head coach Pat Narduzzi, offensive lineman Brian O'Neill and defensive back Avonte Maddox explain...
Via ACC Digital Network
September 06, 2017

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

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

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

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

WATCH: Youngstown State vs. Pittsburgh Football Highlights (2017)

Youngstown State vs. Pittsburgh: Jester Weah made his first catch of 2017 count, hauling in the go-ahead touchdown in overtime, and Bricen Garner sealed the win with an interception as the Pitt Panthers topped Youngstown State, 28-21. Qadree Ollison accounted for 126 yards and scored two touchdowns in the win.
Via ACC Digital Network
September 03, 2017

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

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

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

Pitt Football: Max Browne Named Starting QB

The Pittsburgh Panthers have officially named their starting quarterback. It appears that Max Browne’s decision to transfer from USC was a prudent one. Knowing that he wasn’t going to get the nod over Heisman favorite Sam Darnold, he elected to make the move to the east coast. On Tuesday, Pitt named Max Browne as their starting quarterback for the 2017 season via a post on their...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 22, 2017

WATCH: Quadree Henderson - Pitt WR | ACC Top 30

Quadree Henderson is an electric playmaker for the Pitt Panthers. Henderson earned first-team All-American and first-team All-ACC status after a 2016 season that saw him lead the nation in kickoff return touchdowns and pile up 10 total scores. Henderson is #21 on the ACC Digital Network's Top 30 players for the 2017 college football season.
Via ACC Digital Network
August 10, 2017

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

2017 UDFA Reports: Pitt LB Matt Galambos

The draft is over but we’re not finished breaking down their prospects just yet. While we had a scouting report on every non-long snapper drafted, we didn’t write one on most of the Pittsburgh Steelers undrafted free agents. So we’ll be covering those names over the next several weeks. Our look...
Via Steelers Depot
May 17, 2017

WATCH: Quadree Henderson: Pitt's All-Purpose Star | ACC Football Spring Spotlight

The Pitt Panthers' all-purpose dynamo Quadree Henderson emerged as one of the most dangerous players in the country in 2017. With over 2,000 all-purpose yards and 11 touchdowns in 2016, Henderson is a threat to score anywhere on the field. A wide receiver by trade, Henderson is a dynamic runner as well as return man. Check out Pitt's All-Purpose Star in this ACC Football Spring Spotlight.
Via ACC Digital Network
May 12, 2017

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

Steelers sign nine undrafted free agents

There were plenty of players left undrafted when the seventh round ended on Saturday night and nine of them are now on the Steelers roster. The team announced the signings on Sunday. The group includes Pittsburgh tight end Scott Orndoff, who will stay in town along with college teammate James Conner after the running back…
Via Pro Football Talk
April 30, 2017
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