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SCORE!!! SCORE!! SCORE! SCORE SCORE, etc…

My Checklist by Paul Chryst Good, solid by new QB - No turnovers by said QB Offensive Line pass blocking Offensive line run blocking Positive yardage on every play by running backs Crisp routes and safe passes TE involvement Defensive Line pressure Linebackers to the ball Defensive back’s more aggressive play Deep kickoffs for touchbacks 2nd and 3rd string playing time Keep Boyd...
Via Pitt Blather
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pitt crushes Delaware in 62-0 win, Tyler Boyd injured in victory

In what was expected to be a comfortable win for Pitt, the Panthers made things look downright ugly with a 62-0 win over Delaware in the team's opener on Saturday. Just about everyone expected Pitt would win, some, like me, thought they could have some trouble if they weren't careful, but it's safe to say that no one could have predicted something this easy. The Panthers...
Via SCACC Hoops
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Boyd Injury Update: Pitt wide receiver has dislocated finger but could play against BC

Not lost in Pitt's blowout win on Saturday against Delaware was the fact that the team lost their best player, wide receiver Tyler Boyd, to injury. The true sophomore had gotten off to a great start, returning the opening punt 35 yards to set Pitt up for their first score then added a touchdown catch later in the quarter to put Pitt up 14-0. On another punt return in the second...
Via SCACC Hoops
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers crush Delaware in opener 62-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) James Conner rushed for 153 yards and four first-half touchdowns as Pittsburgh ripped Delaware 62-0 on Saturday. Conner scored on runs of 7, 8, 1 and 19 yards as the Panthers opened the season with a victory for the first time under third-year coach Paul Chryst. Pitt pushed the overmatched Blue Hens around, outgaining Delaware 501-64 to post the program's first...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

One More Day

We get to see the Panthers 2014 version play their first game tomorrow and I’m sure you guys are excited as I am.  Last night I sat in the car while my wife was shopping and I tried to gather all the info I know and all the opinions I have and come out with some sort of handle on what the PITT team will be like this year. Not an easy thing to do.  You guys have read what I...
Via Pitt Blather
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt's Durand Johnson working on game and rehab

Durand Johnson is fighting his way back in hopes of being ready to start the season with the Panthers in November. Johnson is on track to do just that and when he gets back on the court, he wants to be more than just an outside shooter: "Last year, before I went down, I was trying to mix up my game, not just be a spot-up shooter and get out in transition, but also take guys...
Via SCACC Hoops
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh and Kentucky Series in the Works, Keg of Nails Remains Dormant

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...
Via Bearcats Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 61 – Damon Wilson

61. Damon WILSON Height: 6’-5” Weight: 190 Position: PG High School (State): Our Savior New American (NY) Club Team (Affiliation): Game Elite (adidas) Commitment: Pittsburgh Panthers Breakdown: Capable of playing on and off the ball, Wilson was a valuable pledge to Pitt when his verbal commitment was announced last November. Wilson started out high school ...
Via Hoopniks
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chad Voytik named as Pitt's starting quarterback

In the least obvious move of Pitt's training camp, head coach Paul Chryst has finally named Chad Voytik as the team's starting quarterback. Voytik beat out backup Trey Anderson for the job and will officially get the nod against Delaware in the season opener. There was never really any true suspense here. Voytik didn't play terribly well in camp, but was still a pretty...
Via SCACC Hoops
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaac Bennett to be ready for Pitt-Delaware opener

Some pretty significant news dropped on Wednesday regarding Pitt running back Isaac Bennett. For starters, Bennett is expected to be ready for the Panthers' opener against Delaware. "Oh, I am ready," declared Bennett. "I am ready to be out there with my team; it is always a great pleasure, especially it being my senior year." In fact, he said there was never...
Via SCACC Hoops
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleaning Up Some Football Debris

First off, I can’t thank Reed enough for the work he’s done in August. It’s been tremendous having him writing and making the trips for practices and scrimmage. Some fantastic stuff. There’s not a lot I can add to that part. So I’m just going to clear some tabs, hit the links, and toss a few of my own thoughts in along the way. The offensive line is either going to have...
Via Pitt Blather
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Eyes On the Defense to Start

Usually the first couple days of practice, most of the media attention is on the offense. There’s a logic to that. The practice is padless, so there isn’t any hitting or tackling. It’s a chance for skill players to really stand out. Add in when a new QB is taking the reins, the extra attention is there. Not that the offense hasn’t gotten some notice. Freshman RB Chris James...
Via Pitt Blather
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh cornerback Titus Howard suspended for the 2014 season

Pittsburgh cornerback Titus Howard has been suspended for the 2014 season.  Panthers coach Paul Chryst announced that Howard was suspended for disciplinary reasons. Howard played in 11 games as a freshman last season, totaling 21 tackles and two pass breakups. He was projected as a starter for the Panthers this fall opposite Lafayette Pitts.  Howard will be able to practice and...
Via NCAA Football Zone
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

ACC Countdown: No. 8 Pittsburgh

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...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mustapha Heron Gives Pittsburgh its Second Commitment of 2016

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...
Via In The Neutral Zone
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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