It always helps to get those star NFL Pitt players to come back and rub shoulders with the current team (and donors) for the Spring Game. This year it will be Tyler Boyd and Jabaal Sheard as Honorary Coaches.
“Tyler and Jabaal are all-time Pitt greats who have continued to make us proud in the National Football League,” Narduzzi said. “We tell our guys that once you’re a Panther, you’re always a Panther. Our entire team is fired up that Tyler and Jabaal will be back with us this Saturday at Heinz.”
The 2017 Blue-Gold Game will feature a true game format with the team being divided by position into two separate squads. Admission for the Blue-Gold Game is free for all fans. Doors at Heinz Field will open at 11:30 a.m. exclusively for Panther Club members showing their membership card. Gates will open to the general public at noon and the game will start at 1 p.m. All seating is general admission on the east sideline.
Parking will be available in the Gold lots beginning at 10 a.m. For more information and a listing of the day’s various fan attractions, click here: Blue-Gold Game Fan Information.
Alan Saunders did up a very nice article and graphic covering the Blue and the Gold teams draft for the scrimmage on Saturday. Remember – this is what Narduzzi said Ollison was picked last for by his peers in the spring of 2016. (I’ll have to look that up).
I especially like this quote from Maddox:
“I don’t know what they were thinking over there,” he said, laughing. “They were playing checkers and I was playing chess. I was thinking ahead of the game and they were playing the next move. That’s why we got 13 starters and they have two. But good to luck to them.”