Guys can you please try to think of some of the topics you would like to have articles written about while we have all this time in between now and the bowl game and then again until the spring practices start.

I think I’ll do a quick series on departing senior starters and what their careers were like individually and of course I’m going to do one on our defense and what kind of coaching changes we may or may not see after the bowl game.

I also think I’ll do a few Pitt FB history ones.  I do want to keep trying to post one article a day if possible, but it really is kind of hard to come up with something that’s going to be worth writing and then also worth reading and commenting on…

The ball is in your court.

Speaking of balls and courts if anyone wants to chip in and write a basketball article or two or maybe even weigh in on the Pitt Administration or coaching or whatever you want to write about please do.

I want to share some of the load here if possible so if you don’t have my email address here it is:

rkohberger@gmail.com

…and you can just drop me the draft article in an email and and if I feel like it’s something our readers would like I’ll clean it up and put some visual stuff in it then I’ll posted it.

That way you too can call other people ingrates under your breath like I do.

126 thoughts on “Input Needed for FB Downtime

  1. Cool — so Malik Zaire has officially been released from his scholarship today , which means that as of tonight Pat Narduzzi and Matt Canada are NCAA-endorsed to BLOW UP HIS PHONE and to also get him a first-class ticket ASAP to The University of Pittsburgh to come view his new digs.

    Also this whole situation is a testament to Malik Zaire’s character, as he is 110% on-track to graduate in less than a month to come be All-In for Pitt Football 2017-18 before 2017 even starts!

    👏👏👏👏 Talk about “Stars Aligning” — Malik Zaire not only Mentors and supports young RS Freshman Thomas MacVittie — but now that MacVittie is truly Eligible and Ready to ROCK in 2017 Matt Canada will find many ways to maximize the talent of both Studs.

    Expect Malik Zaire to have a true All American (as well as Firsf Team All ACC No Doubt!) season if he comes to Pitt, with young Thomas MaxVittie also playing the “Freshman Tim Tebow role” (all you Football Junkies are way ahead of me on that one lol ) —> tons of Big Time opportunities for MacVittie as he is molded to take over as Full Time starter for his RS Sophomore season. Remember what a young Pup Thomas MacVittie still is too!!!

    🤘🤑🤑🤘 so exciting!!! #HailtoPitt #MalikZaireToPitt !!!!

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  2. Stallings is a coach that will take Pitt further in the tourney than Dixon’s last 6 years. Pitt will end up playing TCU in the tourney. Mark my words.

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  3. Physically In the Run-Game — Imagine a 2-inch taller, Souped-Up, 20 pounds more Muscular, 4.5-speed version of Chad Voytik lol …. Only now imagine this player with Tom Savage level Arm Strength and Arm Talent with Tyler Palko Level Charisma and Character in one package .

    Again, I’m also So Hype and 101% All-In on the Talents And Capabiliity of Thomas MaxVittie was well!! — It’s just that with Malik Zaire At-The-Helm, Thomas MacVittie can get his opportunities in the absolute best spots to succeed all season (Again for Football Headz : A la Senior Chris Leak and Freshman Tim Tebow during their National Title year with Urban Meyer at Florida — then Tebow started the following 3 seasons as the Man ).

    #HailToPitt 🙂 !!

    This is good, exceptionally good…..this is coming together very, very nicely. Penn State fans will be quite PI$$ED-OFF next season should this happen 🙂 haha with Malik Zaire Slicin’ N’ Dicin’ their secondary and Thomas MacVittie ripping-off Monster Runs all day at Beaver Stadium.

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  4. Latest Bowl Projections. Pitt to Sun Bowl to play Stanford.

    Best all around scenario, playing a team that is ranked higher than us at #17.
    Playing a team that is a rushing oriented offense. Stanford only passes for 159 ypg.
    And a big name, Power 5 opponent.

    http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2016/11/27/13755958/bowl-projections-2016-college-football-playoff-predictions

    Wouldn’t it be great if we got a better name opponent than the Pedos !

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  5. Dark Knight – Damn security at Western Pysch is lackluster.

    Texas – He stinks. Dixon Stinks. He may win 20 games this year. Next year 15 then back to selling wing tips at Jos A. Banks.

    Emel – Fly to Dallas and we can drive out and tell stories about Mitchell’s and Cricket Lounge on our way to El Paso. Then we will go to Juarez for Cervaza’s and Street Tacos and more.

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  6. Hey UPitt, how often do you travel to Juarez? The authorities there may have some questions for you? 🙂

    Stalling is the better choice right now over Jamie.

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  7. Love Mexico Ike! But border towns are a No No unless we are with Rafael Lopes Emels favorite WR. Most riff raff hangs at the border. Lots of wonderful people in other parts.

    Both stink in my eyes. ACC will knock Stsllings back to Woman’s Lingerie portion of Dillard’s.

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  8. Jack – yes and he played some juggernauts. He wins 20 this year and 15 next year after Dixon’s Seniors graduate. Slog ball is gone and now we have goof ball.

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  9. We better be 12-1 when conference play opens up. Did you see the first 4 ACC games.

    Notre Dame (7-0) , Virginia (7-0), @ Syracuse , @ L-ville. Somebody down Tobacco Road way
    don’t like the Blue & Gold ! (reminds them of the Union army I’m thinkin)

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  10. Then on top of that, we get Virginia twice, L-Ville twice, the Tarholes twice and of course Syracuse twice (who we might not own like we did with dixon).

    Those are probably 3 of the top 4 teams in the ACC we get twice. (again it’s the blue & gold, another reason to go to the Royal Blue & Yellow)

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  11. On a different matter, this headline caught my attention. McQueery IMO should have decked Sandusky and he parlayed his knowledge of the dirty little secret into a job but he has been trashed by the Ped St community etc. as were some friends of mine including the brother of the trustee who fired Joe Ped. The judge has tacked on 5 million to his verdict and takes a shot at Ped State “community” – SEE PARAGRAPH 3.
    http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2016/11/30/Judge-orders-Penn-State-to-pay-McQueary-another-5-million/stories/201611300273

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  12. Zaire is almost a lock to come to Pitt IMO. First who wouldn’t want to be the starting QB in a Canada offense? And second the competition for the starting QB job for next season is quite limited. However that does not mean that he will be handed the job.

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  13. Jackagain – Haha – I wasn’t being serious. I read somewhere that if Wisconsin wins there’s an outside shot of Pitt PSU rematch in the Pinstripe. I doubt either school would agree to it though … which the writer also hinted at.

    Next year has potential to be bad for Pitt basketball depending on who else leaves besides the seniors and if/who we get from the grad transfer realm. I’d expect it to be the first true rebuilding year in almost 20 years. Pretty impressive run.

    I keep hearing the coaches have really strong ties with the 2018 class. 2018 will make or break Stallings tenure at Pitt. Until we see that class come in there really won’t be much to comment/critique on IMO.

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  14. While it would be great to get Zaire and Foster, they both might have an immediate impact, the real issue is filling this class with some elite players that would have a three or four year impact. Our defensive line is still looking very thin, and you can never have enough stud linebackers. Narduzzi’s scheme requires a strong if not overwhelming pass rush and shut down corners. That will not happen without a series of strong recruiting classes.

    By the same token our great offense started with a great offensive line, Narduzzi needs to continue what Chryst started a stockpile of O-linemen and tight ends.

    Big article on Canada today, will he stay or will he go? No doubt he was a huge reason for Pitt’s success this year, maybe more than anyone else. Pitt better open the vault or suffer dire consequences. At this point Canada may be more valuable to Pitt’s future than Narduzzi.

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  15. rkb,
    Thanks for the PSU article. I’m semi shocked the Post Gazette printed an article that made their home boys look as disgusting as they really are. Article was probably hid in obscurity – LOL

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  16. Just pointing out about MacVittie’s playing time. Some make it sound like it was his first year playing football. His team already had a star playing the position. Thomas played WR his jr year at least and probably took plenty snaps at QB in practice before his senior. He’s not rated this good a prospect for nothing. TM and MZ could be a force together next year. Then all Thomas the next two.

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  17. O-line recruiting is worrisome I think. Seems like the staff is all in on Mumford, who is a Kentucky lean or is a Buckeye lock if they offer. Is Sear or Van Lynn candidates to switch to the line? I thought Lynn was recruited as a D-lineman? This was supposed to be the big recruiting year for Peterson to start replenishing what Chryst left behind, but it doesn’t look all that great. Carter Warren was a nice addition if he sticks to his LOI.

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  18. About the O-Line recruiting. 4 all 3 star recruits as of now and could be a few good players in no particular order:

    G Houy 6’6″ 270 Guard
    C Van Lynn 6’7″ 255 OT
    O Drexel 6’21/2″ 270 Center
    C Warren 6’6′ 320 OT

    Also 3 commits at TE
    1. C Reeves..4 Stars 6’6″ 240
    2. G Carrigan.3 stars 6’7″ 250
    3. T Sear……..2 stars 6’5″ 255

    There looks like there may be some help in that bunch.

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