Here is that bit from Facebook I talked about – Craig is a witty guy so I can deal with that – the reference to the movie Airplane is pretty funny. The other crack about the donations bothered me a bit though…
Last year we ran 868 rushing (542) and passing plays (324) from scrimmage. Our run:pass ratio was 62% run and 38% pass.
Funny that Narduzzi thinks we’ll pass more. Either he thinks Browne is better than I do of he worries a bit about our RBs/OLs.
I think its more that there are concerns about our running game.
Here is that article on 2017’s “Breakout Players” where Chawntez Moss is mentioned. I’m hoping Browne or Hendrix or Ziese or Clark or Watts, etc… fills that role. We have other RBs.
Also the Sporting News has a composite preseason Top 25 listing – Pitt isn’t on it as we pretty much figured (it is the post-season rankings that count) but we do make it at #24 on Sporting News’ Top 25. We play three teams on the composite list – PSU, OKSU and Miami.
Here is an ESPN piece comparing the ACC teams to stocks: Pitt is a “hold”;
Pitt. Hold. The Panthers have yet to name a starting quarterback, though most believe it will be USC transfer Max Browne. But beyond quarterback, there are reasons for hope: depth at running back, Jester Weah at receiver and a rebuilding offensive line that should hold its own. The bigger questions remain on a defense that struggled through large parts of last season. Who picks up the sack slack with Ejuan Price gone? Can Jordan Whitehead return to form? Is Damar Hamlin the superstar people thought in high school?