As promised we rolled out the POV Round Table series last evening with a two-man show – myself and our long time commenter PittFan28 (Brian Ashcom). The result was great and we had a good time talking about ourselves, our opinions of and our relationships with Pitt football.
Take a listen above – we came in just a bit over 35 minutes but truth be told we could have gone on for an hour at least. I think the technical work is OK, I used Skype for the communications bit (I’ll reprint Skype instructions below) and then used a program called Audacity for the actual recording.
You’ll hear that it came through pretty clearly but with some scratchy bits from Brian’s end, but nothing that really detracts from the content.
As we do this more often, and it was fun, we’ll smooth out any rough spots and with more callers I’ll do a lot less talking.
Here is how I envision the POV regular season to shake out:
We’ll have the POV Round Table on either Tuesday or Wednesday evenings; I’m leaning toward Tuesday, and I’d like to do it weekly. Starting at 8:00pm worked well last evening as we were done with our daytime stuff and had settled in for the night. Doing it on those days will set up a routine for when we get into the regular season.
Two guys talking was OK but I think we should have between 3-4 with myself as the moderator and then two or three callers. I’ll work up a series of talking points for now until September then after the season starts we’ll discuss the previous week’s games while they are still fresh in our minds.
What I envision is you all carrying the discussion load with talking point prompts from me. If we do it that way our weekly Pitt POV lineup will look like this:
Saturday – Game Day Thread –Your continued take of the game in real-time and then your immediate post-game critique .
Sunday – POV Podcast – Reed’s take on the game, the program in general and smaller discussion points.
Monday – “Monday Morning QB” – with three positives and three negatives for comment discussion.
Tuesday – Football Bits and Pieces – Miscellaneous ramblings about Pitt Football.
Wednesday – POV Round Table Discussion – Posting of the previous evening’s recording session… 60 minutes of select commenters’ outlook on the previous Saturday’s game and of the season to date along with other varied and timely issues.
Thursday – “Know The Enemy” – Scouting our week’s opponents strengths and weaknesses. Commenters’ take on the opponent also.
Friday – Game Outcome Predictions Thread – Your thoughts on who, what, when, and why to come to an accurate prediction of what the coaches and players will do and the win/loss and score outcome.
How does all that sound? As stated above once we get into the swing of the Round Table I’ll solicit more talking points from readers. I am hoping that we’ll have a large pool of panel participants so we don’t have to use the same readers over and over again.
I know you all get a bit tired of hearing and reading my opinions all the time and this will serve as a forum for us to hear what you all think and is done in your own voices. Skype is really easy to use once you have done it once or twice.
I’ll be more than willing to help you set up and practice a few calls – even recording them and emailing them to you so you can here what you sound like in advance – just ask.
If you are really wary of Skype, although from what I understand it is a well protected venue, then I can look at joining a pay-per-call thing where I can call you on your telephone and you can participate that way. But that will be pretty expensive I believe- I’ll do more research on that.
But Skype will be the main communications platform.
Note: here is a good Starters Guide for joining and using Skype and remember that all you need is the basic free part of it.
Here is the full ESPN article on Nate Peterman’s appearance on Jon Gruden’s “QB Camp”.
Here is ESPN’s take on Peterman: “Peterman is a transfer from Tennessee. Coach (Pat) Narduzzi at Pitt recruited Kirk Cousins to Michigan State and I heard he compares Peterman to Cousins. He’s a pocket-passer. They run a very creative offense at Pitt and this is the one guy who beat Clemson – and they did it on the road. He’s one of the most improved quarterbacks in the country this year.
But when it is written up in the USA Today sports page this is how Peterman is described:
Nathan Peterman, Pittsburgh; “Peterman may very well get questions about Dobbs, who replaced him in Knoxville after he suffered a hand injury, forcing Peterman to transfer to Pitt. Gruden will also ask him about his mechanics, which may scare some teams off from taking in the early rounds.”
Hmmm… an agenda there maybe? For more local reportage here is the Trib’s DiPaola on the subject.
One last Peterman bit… He’s the next dak Prescott!
Here is a short clip for Gruden’s 2016 talk with Dak Prescott, the Mississippi State QB so you can see what Peteman will be doing – each QB show is about 26 minutes long and well done.
Pittsburgh Sports News has a piece on Pitt’s hosting HS juniors on-campus today for its 2nd “Junior Day”