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In-Between Practice Notes #4
Pitt Spring Practice #4, March 21, 2015, Scrimmage Highlights
Video: Saturday scrimmage highlight package
Here some plays, and thoughts on them, that caught my eye as I watched the tape. Some will be talked about by the coach and players in the interview below. Every time the #1 Offense was out there it was against the #1 Defense. From watching the...
PITT’s Spring Practices are right around the corner and starting on Sunday the 15th at the university’s Southside facility. The NCAA permits 15 practices of which three have to be ‘no pads’. Here is the actual guidance on exactly what a coaching staff can ask of their players:
For days in which institutions schedule a two-a-day practice, live contact practices are only...
I’m not going to put much up this evening but want to direct your attention to some excellent pieces that Chris Dokish is posting up his on Blog Panther’s Prey.
He’s now looking at and writing about the Panther’s offensive positions going into the fall camp, not spring practices, because he includes some recruits in the 2015 class. At the end of each piece he rates the...
The Pittsburgh Panthers must have made a deal with the devil, because they are ruled by Satan.
It took Pittsburgh little time to make a resounding impression in its ACC debut. The Panthers opened with a 16–1 record, including 4–0...
It's been awhile since the Pitt Panthers have gotten a lot of national attention. They were a bowl team each of the last three seasons (six actually), but in each of those seasons they finished 7-6. 6-7, and 6-7. So it's understandable if they are not on the national radar just yet.That's kind of shame because football fans are missing out on watching one of the best wide receivers...
Pittsburgh Panthers safety Ray Vinopal was not pleased with his teammate Terrish Webb. Webb had just intercepted a pass to secure the win, but rather than take a knee and call it a day, he started to run out of the end zone before ducking under a tackler. Vinopal ran over to his teammate and […]
The post Pitt Panthers Safety Asks Teammate “What The F*ck Are You Doing?” appeared...
Bill Koch dropped some information this morning over at Cincinnati.com. The most relevant information is that it appears that the Pittsburgh Panthers are coming back on the schedule. Koch says that a series starting in 2023 is looking likely. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh haven’t played since the Panthers took off for the ACC. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh play for this ugly ass trophy...
Pittsburgh did quite well in its inaugural ACC season, beating the teams it should beat more often than not while losing to the teams it should lose to more often than not, too. All that ultimately resulted in a 7-6 record and a bowl game win over Bowling Green. There's a lot of change on this year's roster at important spots, like quarterback and defensive tackle (without...
Even though Derrick Randall didn’t contribute an overwhelming amount during the conference portion of the season, I did expect that Randall would be a nice cog for 2014-15. If, for no other reason, the lack of experienced depth in the frontcourt. Especially as far as true centers go. The Rutgers transfer had noticeably slimmed down and gotten into very good shape by the end of...
Tony Pauline’s sources have informed him that Pittsburgh DL Aaron Donald could be draft as high as No. 6 overall by the Falcons, depending on what happens in the first five picks.
According to Pauline, that in order for this scenario to play out the quarterback prospects would need to fall out of the top-five with the offensive tackle and pass rushing prospects coming off...
Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Pittsburgh Panthers were given a 9-seed in the South-region. They are coached by Jamie Dixon and hail from the ACC.
You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket.
Where: They will open play against Colorado in Orlando on Thursday.
Why: Pitt finished with an 11-7 record in the ACC, good enough for...
The Pittsburgh Panthers landed the fourth member of their 2014 recruiting class on Wednesday, as 6′-9″ power forward Tyrone Haughton of Iowa Western CC (IA) announced his pledge. Haughton was originally headed to play for the South Carolina Gamecocks out of high school, prior to taking the junior college route. Presently, Haughton is averaging 3 points, 6 ...
Name: Aaron Donald
2010 Stats: 8 Solo Tackles, 3 Assisted, 3 TFL, 2 Sacks, and 2 Pass Deflections
2011 Stats: 22 Solo Tackles, 25 Assisted, 16 TFL, 11 Sacks, 1 FF, and 4 Pass Deflection
2012 Stats: 42 Solo Tackles, 22 Assisted, 18.5 TFL, 5.5 Sacks, 1 FF, and 2 Pass Deflections
2013 Stats: 43 Solo Tackles...
Lamar Patterson scored 28 points, and No. 20 Pittsburgh beat Maryland 83-79 Saturday night to complete its first regular-season sweep as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Pittsburgh (18-2, 6-1) never trailed in the second half against the struggling Terrapins, who lost by 20 to the Panthers on Jan. 6. Although this game was significantly closer than the first one, Maryland...
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January 25, 2014
Pittsburgh sophomore forward Durand Johnson will miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL and meniscus in his right knee in Saturday's win over Wake Forest. The 6-foot-6 Johnson was injured while driving to the basket with 5:30 remaining in Pittsburgh's 80-65 victory. He was fouled on the play and made two free throws before leaving. He is expected to undergo surgery...
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January 12, 2014
Durand Johnson caught the ball on the wing and rather than take an open shot, decided to dribble to the top of the key.
When a Maryland defender closed in, the freewheeling Pittsburgh sophomore swingman threw up a contested 3-pointer that splashed through the net.
Rather than peek over his shoulder at Jamie Dixon to see if he'd violated one of the coach's rules about shot selection...
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January 10, 2014
Less than a month after making headlines for his transfer from Wilbraham and Monson Academy (MA) to Sacred Heat High School (CT), Mustapha Heron is back in the news again after verbally committing to Jamie Dixon and the Pittsburgh Panthers.
Currently ranked No. 17 in the TCT Top 50, Heron is a versatile point guard prospect with the size and skill to be a top ten recruit in the class...
Cameron Wright scored 14 points to go with eight rebounds and eight assists as Pittsburgh held off Albany 58-46 on Tuesday afternoon.
Lamar Patterson added 14 points to become the 42nd player in school history to reach 1,000 career points as the Panthers (12-1) wrapped up their nonconference schedule with a workmanlike victory. Talib Zanna chipped in 10 points and nine rebounds...
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December 31, 2013
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Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald has won the Outland Trophy, given to the nation's top interior lineman.
Donald was presented with the award during the 23rd College Football Awards Show at Disney.
The senior becomes the second winner from Pittsburgh, joining offensive tackle Mark May in 1980. Donald is the third defensive tackle to win in the last decade.
Donald had 10...
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December 12, 2013