661 thoughts on “PITT vs OSU Game thread

  1. OSU is a stronger team than PSU– we have priority recruits at this game, hopefully they will understand that they can get early playing time—many holes to fill.

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  2. Before the game ahold Gundy said he wants to get His qb at least 7 TD passes to help his drive to the Heisman. Doesn’t look like a problem. But the arrogance.

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  3. This is the JV team playing the varsity. Bad combination of less talent and not coming ready to play. Missed tackles more about lack of desire than lack of athleticism

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  4. People may think this is for the “shock” effect but I would seriously put Kenny Pickett in this game. He has to know 10 plays by now.

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  5. Comedy of errors on national tv. Totally embarrassed for my U. Fans and anyone else watching. Utterly disgraceful. Looks like one of Dave Harts or Majors 11 teams.
    Better make a QB change or it will be 48-0 at the half

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  6. Pitt has already given up more 3rd down and long conversions than an average team gives up in 2-3 games. And it’s the first quarter. I have been trying to count missed tackles but honestly I can’t keep track.

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  7. 3rd and 11 and we can’t stop Rudolph– missed tackles — this could be a historic loss with OSU scoring over 80 points. The score depends on the coaching staff of OSU will they run it up all game.

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  8. LMAO. We are a embarrassment to organized Sports.

    Fire Narduzzi. All
    He can do is tweet.

    Glad the recruits see this crap show and will sign with PSU tomorrow.

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  9. Narduzzi is a very good coach but this does look more like Majors II than Wanny type of football. Watson is not a very good OC…it is that simple.

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  10. 172 passing yards in the first quarter. Please help me understand how this D has improved or is it just because we are playing a team with first round picks? Anyhow H2P

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  11. How many of Pitt’s units are even average in the ACC or Power 5 schools? My read is below:

    Quarterbacks – well below average

    Running backs – above average

    Receivers/TEs – average?

    O-Line – Below average with Morrisey starting

    D-Line – below average

    Linebackers – below average

    DBs – below average

    Special teams – above average

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  12. Narduzzi is learning on the job…..but no way he throws a young QB to these dogs. They would kill him. Break him in next week. This game is over…..

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  13. 6 for 6 on third down conversions, at least a few of which were 3rd and long? That’s not going to cut it against a Top 10 team, and the offense cannot extend drives.

    Browne is not Pitt’s future. It’d be best to get Dinucci more valuable playing time today ahead of conference play.

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  14. We need to go back to division 2. It’s been 30 years counting and we can’t make this program look respectable or go beyond mediocrity and embarrassment. I give up.

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  15. VERY bad team. No discipline either. BAD QB.

    Pitt might very well be a 1 win team this year and you already saw the 1 win.

    Sure talent could be better but I expect more. I would sit Browne at the half.

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  16. This game reminds me of when ND let the clock run when Pitt or ND called a timeout. Embarassing and very sad. If Pitt can’t get better players or coaches, they should join a lower tier conference.

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  17. A Real Coach fires Conklin.

    He can’t though bc this is Narduzzi’s Defense.

    The guys on College Football
    Laughed at Narduzzi and called him stubborn and said it took Washinton getting 300
    Yards last year to make a change. This guy is not a HC. He is a Coordinator who wants HC Money. He doesnt have the stones or accumen for a HC Job.

    On national
    Tv. Gross. Recruiting will
    Only get worse.

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  18. Stadium will empty out and recruits will say goodbye to Pitt. This game will really kill our image and cause major damage to our program.

    I don’t mind losing to a better team, however, when we are totally unable to compete on any level it is a disaster. This game shows how weak the Nits are and how they are way over rated.

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  19. If Lyke wants ideas on how to make game day experience better, I have one. Free alcohol to all fans to numb the suffering of having to watch this. And we can increase attendance with an infusion of homeless.

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  20. ESPN announcers so bored they are clowning on live tv in the 2nd QTR. My god Mrs Lyke – you’re being clowned on freakin NATIONAL TV by a bunch of no name announcers

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  21. Let’s hope Browne does not see the field again this season. This is by no means a great or even good team, but the offense plays for Dinucci.

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  22. How did Browne win the starting job at USC over Darnold? He is a classic 7 on 7 practice player. Tall and seems to throw nicely when he won’t get hit. When it goes live, he’s bad. Like a 5;00 shooter in basketball. Lights go on and they can’t hit the rim

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  23. 8 of 8 on 3rd down. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that in a football game beyond midget football. But then again this is like midget football.

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  24. I have watched UPITT complain time and again about the frauds that Pitt hires…whether it be Paul Chryst or Nad-less.

    The thing is UPITT I don’t disagree with you but let’s call a spade a spade. This is and always will be what the University of Pittsburgh is incompetent when it comes to athletics. Look at the hiring record of Athletic directors, head coaches in both major sports.

    I don’t know Heather Lyke but I wasn’t impressed by her credentials…it wasn’t a “big splash” hire. And frankly Pitt can’t make the big splash hire. whether it be funds or the non conducive environment for athletic success. Just won’t happen.

    When they make a foray into the football coaching area and try to hire someone instead of taking a chance on a character issued coach like Holgerson (who did not have head coaching bona fides) they try with a smarmy snake oil salesman Todd Graham (who did have head coaching experience and a track record of leaving in the dead of night). Yep couldn’t hire the guy who had a rowdy rep god forbid it would tarnish that clean Pitt image.

    Let’s face it…the golden years of Pitt in the 21st century was the Chryst years. How sad is that? Good guy, may have been a bit on the boring side but after Graham it was what Pitt needed to stabilize. He wasn’t gonna be great here but then again who will be?

    But then they go out and hire a cheerleader that is a pretender. I hate coaches that thump their chests and say we do what we do…and that is exactly what coach Nadless does.

    I hate to say it’s hopeless but lets Ms. Lyke parts ways with Nad-less after this season. Do you honestly think the next one up will save this mess? Do you actually think the incompetence that is the core capabilities of the Pitt administration will do anything right at this point?

    The thing I love about our fans is that we are Charlie Brown and we always feel that this time finally Lucy (the Pitt sports program) will let us kick the ball…

    Good luck with that…

    Dave D

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  25. Wow Dokish just tweeted…

    “These last 2 games were expected losses, and even this season was maybe expected to be down some. But for the first time, I am having some doubts.”

    Boy if coach Nad-less is losing his jock strap carrier…he may have jumped the shark.

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  26. Conklin has to go after this one. The defense was completely unprepared for this one. This scheme has never worked and will never work in the ACC or in any league in which offenses pass the ball more than 20 times per game. If Narduzzi doesn’t see that he should not be the coach. He has expected his assistants to adapt to the reality. He has to do the same.

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  27. Take heart guys! The OSU 72-0 debacle at halftime was 52-0. So this won’t be the worst loss in Pitt history because A) We scored and B) they would need at least 3 more points before half to be in the running.

    🙂

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    1. Harley and Conklin should be fired at the half.

      I’m embarrassed, but more important I’m out a lot of money cause this is only the 2nd home game.

      Duzz waited too long to pull Browne – poor tackling and WR’s with hands of stone define this team right now.

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  28. Imagine the locker room at halftime. How do you give up 423 yards passing in the first half? Is AJ Davis’ redshirt burnt after playing against YSU?
    And is Pickett really a possibility? I don’t see Dinucci as the answer.

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      1. amen Dan, just going through the game posts. At that point pitt had to get the money people together and answer the question – are we gonna have a D1 program or not.

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  29. Reed/et al,

    I am asking this sincerely after this debacle in year 3 and remembering Majors II (but only barely). The question I have is how can Pitt as a program move forward with this coach?

    I don’t think he gets fired immediately but there is a strong indication this season is going to be south of 6-6. I guess there might be sense that we need to stay the course…but it’s not the offensive impotence that is the problem here.

    It’s the other side of the ball where our Head coach is supposed to be a master sensei. Mr. Miyagi could do a better job with this defense and he has been dead for like 12 years now.

    DaveD

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    1. DaveD i have come to a similar conclusion and at 62 yoa I am less patient. I don’t think a new AD will be able to fire him but I’ve seen this train wreck before. This defense is a Big defense, in toda’ys world of passing in NCAA this is just gonna get worse. Nice to see you posting, I started on Blather 3 years ago and followed Reed over. We are all Pitt fans, when someones emotions get the better, just ignore, including me lol. All types of views here – WELCOME ABOARD.

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  30. Dinucci is not a long term answer at quarterback by any means, but he’s better than Browne, particularly with this line.

    I remember Reed mentioned that those involved thought Conklin was on a short leash. It’s time for him to go.

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  31. Ok St defense is nothing but we wasted 25 minutes w Browne at QB

    Fire Conklin and get a asst coach who can recruit.

    Pitt is leading something today.

    10-0 on penaltys. Reflects on coaching big time.

    Ok st showing mercy and taking a knee.

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  32. I take everything back on the D improving as the season goes along. They may look better due to the drop in competition, but the line backers and DB’s just can’t get there. Folston, Briggs, Stocker, Iduwu couldn’t start for Duquesne. Forget the red shirt BS. Play everyone. See who has it and who doesn’t. Fire the following: Conklin, Hill, line backer guru, Ol coach, OC and S&C coach. Not really worried about Narduzzi leaving anymore. Hire Canada and and pony up for a big time program.

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  33. Is there a mercy rule in college?That defense is a total embaresement. We supposedly have a defensive guru as a head coach. Not sure if there are any FCS quality players on this team.
    Glad I will be heading south soon and can watch the “U” instead of this fiasco.

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  34. When we had then at like 3 and 11 early in the 1st, on their own 2, and missed that tackle, the writing was on he wall. Made me think: this is going to be a blowout. How you go for the aggressive tackle there instead of giving up 3 years for the sure tackle…boggling.

    Not sure anyone is going to get the score prediction too close! While I pray for halftime adjustments and holding them to only like 14 more points…it is really hard to imagine. And while I pray for a return to the creative open play making of last year…it is similarly really hard to imagine. Ugh.

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  35. By the end of the year, likely our best effort will be a 19-point loss at PSU. I’m not angry because this is what we have, and it wasn’t unexpected.

    I am however, tired of hearing from Narduzzi. I know what I see. I don’t need to hear excuses.

    In the words of Mike Zimmer, “Don’t Tell me about the difficult labor. Just show me the damn baby!”

    Well, if Pitt football was a baby, it’d be the ugliest little bastard you’ve ever seen.

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  36. Ha. They just announced on the scoreboard that students who stay for entire game get a free beverage. Maybe they read my free alcohol comment. But of course they even screwed that up.

    Bribing students to stay at the game – an official new low for an athletic program that is freaking clueless.

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  37. I am starting to think that Pitt is permanently stuck in 2nd gear. Under Chryst we had a hundrum recruiter and we were all pissed about it. Nard comes in with what seemed like a far more aggressive recruiting style and the wind at his back seemingly…and what do we have to show for it? The same middling talent we have gotten for the past 20 years.

    Lets face it, the big 25ish programs get the steak dinner and the rest of us get the scraps and there are no better scraps or worse scraps…there are just scraps.

    Sorry shockingly that half of football has me a tad pessimistic….

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  38. And before anybody cries that they’re passing and running up the score, I say it’s on Pitt to stop them. This is Rudolph’s last drive anyway.

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  39. Another player open by 15 yards in our secondary. No excuse … none.

    We’ve lost every jump ball today. That’s heart not coaching. We have neither! That’s what you get when you recruit low 3 stars.

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  40. at their 1 and within 3 plays they are almost in the red zone. Man love the Narduzzi shut down Defense that was the reason we hired him.

    😦

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  41. Arrived in Paris after a week on the Costa Del Sol. Couldn’t have picked a better time to miss the expected debacle. You guys are doing a great job though. Keep bashing.

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  42. Meanwhile… Pitt’s EX Coach who couldn’t RECRUIT… couldn’t DRESS… couldn’t SPEAK… takes his TOP TEN Badgers to the field on ESPN right after this… whatever you want to call it.

    HILARIOUS!

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  43. Stare down recievers much???
    I’ll vouch for Pickett. I’ve seen him play. He is heads and tails the best QB on this team and the coaches know it. But I’d fear for his safety behind this line.

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  44. Really? 56-14 and some of you actually care about PSU’s ranking. They beat a fired-up but inferior team by 19 POINTS! They took care if their business.. something we haven’t done in quite some time.

    Pitt fans should be far more concerned about where we’re heading. The Majors II era may end up being a fair comparison- an overmatched coach and an administration that doesn’t care about football. Is Walt interested in another reclamation job? $2MM a year and all the cheerleaders he can catch!

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  45. Pitt under Narduzzi is getting better overall talent based on offers and ratings. But man the lack of depth with a undersized walk on center who stinks, RT, Officer, is indicative of a serious lack of evaluation by Narduzzi. His base D simply is not good enough to stop a big time passing team. It has been shown that to be the case, yet Narduzzi and staff insist on paying the Big Ten no passing conference D. Completely missed it on Browne. After watching his inability to move, throw and process, what exactly was the criteria Duzz?

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  46. Question does OSU get to 72 points today? do they match OSU for most points scored against a Pitt team? (I couldn’t find a game against Pitt that was worse)

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  47. Reed. How bout this for a poll idea?

    Worse blow to Pitt’s reputation and ability to recruit?

    Blowing a big lead against Cincy in defacto Big East championship game in a packed Heinz Field in December; OR
    Losing by 40+ in front of an EMPTY stadium?

    I know my vote.

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  48. Okla state oc can flat out coach. Check out his bio. Every qb he coaches turns into all Americans. Former ship university coach and grad of cal pa.

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  49. Those of you think we need to start firing people, please keep in mind, we still have the same bot.
    They arnt going to magically start bringing in top 10 coaches all of the sudden.
    We all know how little they care about Pitt football.

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  50. ITs a tie today to see which of Pitts lines was worse. That walk on at center for Pitt has been getting crushed like an empty tin can.

    The D line has been MIA.

    I go with the D line.

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  51. Hope it’s sinking in for most people here how much of a POSITIVE impact James Conner had on this football program. Not to mention a Kicker named BLEWITT.

    Take Conner away… and Blewitt.;; and Narduzzi really has nothing to show for himself.

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  52. Can’t wait to hear the Narduzzi presser….

    “Yeah, we tightened things up in the 2nd half against a great football team. But we need to tackle better. We’ll get it fixed by Saturday.”

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  53. Unfortunately the Wednesday night round table might need to hire some outside entertainment to get anyone to attend, read/watch or comment.

    Grad transfer experiment failed and there is not much to hold on to for hope. Now I really would like my daughter to go to UMd.

    Upitt knows a loser when he sees it.

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  54. Almost 700 yards of offense for the Cowpokes. (673) And I think they yanked Rudolph early in the 3rd Q or so. They probably could have had a 1000 yards of offense. no kidding

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  55. Left the game and hit golf balls (having trouble with my fairway woods) and game back in time to see the last 10 minutes of today’s debacle– yep why show this game when you can show the few remaining diehard fans sleeping. Yeah, I know OSU is a very good football team, however, I also know that we really stink.
    I am repeating myself from what I said earlier today– this was a Total DISASTER for recruiting!
    We are doomed to be on the bottom of the ACC for many years.
    The scary thing is that our basketball team might turn out to be even worse than what we showed today— less than nothing.

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    1. We are turning into BC in both sports. They had a couple decent years in the ACC when they had Matt Ryan at QB and then went into the toilet. They were good in the BIgEast in Bball as well (not as good as us) and went into the toilet after a couple years in the ACC.

      When does Women’s Volleyball start ?

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  56. Dont mention OCS to Crazy Paco on Rivals POD. He’ll call you an idiot.

    Now why would an OCS make sense?
    Number 1 it shows commitment to sports (that would be a huge investment)
    Number 2 it helps everyone connect to the university (easier to connect with things being around campus; memories and a good experience associated with the university results in alumni giving and makes bigger boosters)
    Number 3 it is a source of revenue (not a rental stadium; Pitt controls all the money flow)
    Number 4 it can build a home field advantage (build it smaller, more intimate and intimidating)
    Number 5 it can serve more than athletics and more than 1 program (it can be used 24/7, 365 days a year…think how other programs can use it, intra-murals, the band, concerts…think office space, small business, classrooms, dorms, Pitt museum…think rec center to be used by the entire community and not just for 6 games a year.

    USC has strong reasoning behind their justification to spend $200M on their stadium. They could easily play in a pro stadium but they see major disadvantages. Check out their statement. They’ve run the numbers and determined a good ROI.

    But, Pitt will hop on the Steeler bandwagon when they decide to move to the suburbs in 15 years and build a 60k domed stadium.

    The BoT will only decide to do something when fans stop showing to games and donations dry up. I think they’ve given us enough justification from the last 30 years of incompetence and mediocrity.

    Is an OCS a cure all? No. But you cant tell me Numbers 1- 5 dont make sense. Others schools quote the same thing. And they cant all be blowing smoke up one’s arse.

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  57. What would it have cost to make it a $10 food certificate for the Big O. Which you could only get at the end of the 4th Q. It would be a business expense and thereby tax deductible for Pitt.

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  58. I posted that Narduzzi was hired as a coach who would move the program to a much higher level and profile, The chancellor was ready to commit funding to build the front porch and enhance the program, Univeristy and image. But when faced with the first real challenge of keeping Canada. Pitt made a big offer for them. When Pitt for many self rationalizing reasons wouldn’t do the obvious and pay up, it was over. I don’t know what Narduzzi is, but without Canada pretty clear he can’t keep up.

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    1. Chet – Big Offer. A reactive offer of 1M when the man has a 1.8M offer in hand is amateur hour. What a freaking joke. You extend and increase Canada 1/2 way through the season proactively.

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  59. In Sicily with the family and didn’t see the game. Lucky me. Was wearing my Pitt gear all week, proudly I might add. My degree is something I will always take great satisfaction in achieving. The game / comments show me however that we will never again be a real football program. That’s not to say I won’t watch and root asa fan and appreciate from time to time like the Clemson game that I attended. But in the end there are way too many Northwestern moments (at that one too) and it just isn’t worth the emotional toil. I would seriously accept not being a Division 1 school and just living with realistic expectations. UHG!

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  60. Wow. Worst thing that could have happened for recruiting. How Long can you blame this embarrassment on Chryst?

    What good player will buy “Hey, you could start right away and get beat by 30 points against good teams and maybe compete with Bowling Green”?

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  61. Pitt should seriously leave the ACC. It has no serious commitment to sports when you see the salaries, the facilities, the buffoons running the asylum and the results. I’m actually being serious. My drinking hasn’t begun yet.

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  62. Just back from the slaughter. Two points before I calm down and reflect
    1)Narduzzi’s defense will never work in NCAA football – if Heather had balls she would tell him change the defense before next year with a new DC or hit the road. Gundy has open practices in spring and fall so shall you. This game made me nostalgic for the blowouts of the 1960’s.

    2) If DiNucci doesn’t start next week, you are fired now Nard. Any stupid person can be stubborn. Only leaders can adapt and change.
    AN ABSOLUTE DISGRACE. Three games into his 3rd year. AN ABSOLUTE DISGRACE.

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  63. FoxSports with Dave Wanstadt in studio showed highlights a few minutes ago of the Pitt vs Pokes game ~ 4:15pm

    They showed a few plays and then the score board message trying to bribe students with a drink if they stayed. Then they showed about five shots of fans sleeping in the stands.

    No lie…

    Embarrassing – who do I think for this one?

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  64. Heather Lyke – her 67 person committee told her it was smart. A f ing .50 cent can of Fanta got her 5M in free share value deterioration of Pitt Athletics. Great Call Heather. Glad you are qualified. Cough Cough. Go rent a hotel.

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  65. U PITT is right about keeping Canada. They were on a historic pace, they should have showno him some love and a big raise. Continuity is important and last year’s offense was a thing of beauty. Watson’s offense is blah. Defensively some heads have to roll. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.

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  66. A few observations:

    Hey it’s only one game, just think we can run the table in the ACC and still go 10/2 and make the ACC championship game!

    If we would have gotten a few calls we only lose by 28!!

    I guess I have joined the pessimists and know it all posters on this board who continually call for the firing of the football coaching staff, AD and the team bus driver.

    So I guess the big time boosters on this site should go out and demand a coaching change!!!

    Don’t forget to donate to the program so they can hire a real coach next season.

    Pitt will have a hard time winning because of where they play, if you were a kid would you want to play in maybe a half full stadium? With a crowd that is sleeping? The score along with the circus portrayed on TV is going to do a lot of damage to the program.

    The entire program has been in disarray since Sherrill left from top to bottom and it has been getting killed off by no stability and playing off campus. Heinz sucks there is no college atmosphere at all.

    We are bottom dwelling in basketball the football season is in trouble but not dead yet.

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  67. Watching Florida vs Tennessee. Florida is playing Freshmen corners. PITT can’t afford to redshirt anyone. Play your talent, they can’t be any worse.

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  68. LOL – No no problems here. We have no DC, a bum for HC, A non name AD, No Dbacks other than midgets burnt on the same route 3 times for TD’s. 9-9 on 3rd down. 7 for 7 for TD’s on first 7 posssessions. Sleeping crowd, free fanta if you please stay through this shat show. JV uniform, striped endzones, Narduzzi’s visor and rah rah garbage talk. Oh and we have no QB’s, running game that was atrocious. No WR talent other than Taco and OSU could easily of scored 100 today. Yes everything is great and we rip off 10 straight and win the ACC and beat USC in the Rose Bowl. My God we could lose by 800 and people would praise Frauduzzi.

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  69. I had said this game was the most important game of the season because it would tell us what we are. Now we know. Someone replied that I was wrong because the GT game is the most important game of the season. Now we are both right.

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  70. That was the first Pitt game I have attended where I left prior to the end of the game – with ten minutes left, I convinced my wife to head out. I was actually trying to pursuade her after the 1st qtr ended – she refused my offers.

    Our starting DB’s were getting torched by the Pokes 2nd team QB. That did it for me.

    I’m going to take a week off from Pitt – may attend the Princeton game vs Lafayette next Saturday…

    Did Duzz fire anyone yet? Someone’s head should role to make us fans feel some satisfaction that this slaughter will bare fruit.

    Bueler?, Bueler? , Bueler?

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  71. Nothing less than bringing back Wanny and an OCS will save Pitt now. (JK).

    Here is to looking forward to basketball season! Oh wait…doh! I think we are going to be a “top-30” program: 30 losses between Fball and Bball!

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  72. LMAO Upitt and Emel. I think if she gave Fantas with your favorite alcoholic beverage she might be onto something. Haven’t calmed down yet but did mow the lawn. How many alcoholics started as Pitt fans watching this crap?.

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  73. Erie and Ike…you both amaze me with your optimism! A blind man could see this coming a mile away. I predicted 65-19.

    This was the greatest embarrassment in Pitt Football history…and I don’t just mean the game. ESPN made loads of fun showing 12-15 Pitt fans asleep in the stands (over and over) early 4th quarter and made all kinds of fun of (Heather) our AD trying to bribe students to stay for the 4th quarter with a FREE SODA! Oh boy! Great publicity. Most non Pitt fans will forget the game but Pitt will be forever nationally ridiculed for the other two faux pas’ ….what a disgrace!

    If we could fire the coaches and let the players transfer, I’d say shut the whole football program down. Then follow with the disgrace that is our basketball program. It’s taken me 67 years to say this but it is hopeless! We have become worse than SOP!

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  74. Not much you can say about this team except that both the defense and offense are worse than last year. I previously moved down my win prediction for the year to 5 games after the YSU game. Now I have revise that to 4 games and to get there we will probably need some lucky bounces.

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  75. Pulled this from Jake Trotter, an ESPN Staff Writer –

    Oklahoma State now has four 100-yard receivers (James Washington, Jalen McCleskey, Dillon Stoner, Marcell Ateman). The previous school record for a single game was two.

    Wow, it was that bad. Garner, Maddox and Jackson looked very over-matched today.

    Good news! J.Whitehead returns next week…Wahoo!

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  76. Only a flunkie AD would offer free Fantas. Only a pathetic program would need to. The BoT should be hung out to dry for feeding this culture of ineptitude. SOP now has new meaning. Boycott this abortion. Students need to protest if they even care. For all the money, all the talk, all the years, Pitt should not be in this position.

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  77. In case you missed these two stats in the excitement of the game –

    Browne’s QBR = 9.0 (never saw one that low)

    Kessman missed another FG – I must have missed seeing him attempt it – who attempts a FG when your team is down 59-21 anyways.

    Did anyone lose their job over this game yet? I lost my mind for sure…

    Dan72 – my optimism took a big hit today.

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    1. It was a 49-yarder late, wide right…I actually thought he should have tried earlier in the game, one of those times they went on 4th down, a more manageable attempt to get him some success in Heinz. Didn’t happen.

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    2. Browne’s QBR was 8.8 last week against PSU.

      I left right after the Kessman miss today. I figured if Narduzzi didn’t care that I shouldn’t either.

      Wonder how many passing yards OSU would have had today if they had been playing from behind. As it was 572 yards today Briggs was particularly woeful today..

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  78. Well she created Star Wars Night! Stay till the end and get a Fanta day. i’m surprised she is running marketing at google. She sure sounds like an amazing hire. Maybe wear Rockports and get your head shaved and told you F ing suck. That fits Stallings well.

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  79. I guess it will be difficult to fill the yellow seats when Rice comes to town. GT is a must win now after that lack-luster performance today.

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  80. Pittsburgh, PA – Pat Narduzzi extends His DC Conklin till 2045. Pat was quoted as saying we just need our guys to get them in and we will be fine. Our system works or at least we think. We can’t remember bc it last worked in 1998.

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  81. lol Upitt I forgot about the upcoming Star Wars night. ” Money you will not spend, bad you will be”. (Yoda wearing Rockports) Reed i followed your suggestion and taped the game to analyze it more closely. What alcoholic beverage do you recommend while analyzing? I like gin but I am afraid watching the replay will ruin gin for me. Suggestions Reed? We know it will be with Fanta. Took a look on internet and gosh the number of fans sleeping.

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  82. But hey Heather Lyke told us she is going to make sure we compete for chanpionships in all sports. LMAO. Hell we may be worse now than with Cyanide Steve.

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  83. Hate to say it but Heather came cheap and was a PC choice. She has no business running a P5 program. And the BoT has no business being involved in sports. The culture is what’s rotten at Pitt. You can’t change that without changing the BoT. It’s a structural thing. And nard dog should have cut his teeth as a head coach before Pitt. Pitt hires unproven people and pays cheap. We get what we deserve. A rental stadium and inexperienced coaches and leaders. If I hear Gallagher talk about that front porch again, I will vomit. And just wait until basketball season if you think this is bad.

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  84. Wow I didn’t know about the Star Wars Night. Man reminds me of the really bad Pittsburgh Pirates of the late 90’s using gimmicks to get people into the park.

    Welcome to Pitt’s version of the Jason Kendall/bobblehead/fireworks night approach…

    Hey wait…maybe Ms. Lyke can implement a fireworks night as well.

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    1. Knowing our beloved Pitt…the game would be moved to a noon start time and our AD would still conduct the fireworks at 3:30-4pm after the game.

      😉

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  85. Shout out to Fran for tailgate POV hospitality.
    U rock, bro.
    Waited after the game for the rest of u jagoff’s to show – Reed especially- and when no one else came, I donated Reed’s Petrone to a homeless fella.
    Thanks again, Fran

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    1. Gasman – I did not get the pleasure of meeting you today. Met many others and their wives though. Classy group.

      Richman was there after the game as my wife and I stopped by to say hi. No one else was there.

      Saw many homeless after the game – dropped a few bucks in their cups – none with Reed’s bottle though.

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  86. tvax1 – we did and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

    This is a young team that got pasted today. I didn’t see any of them give up though.

    Coaches & fans, that’s another story.

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        1. Quit and outplayed. Same play 3 times for a TD. I thought they had talent???? Talent dowsnt get outclassed. So they either suck or quit or both.

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    1. Phew, for a minute, I thought I had died and must’ve had a nice taste of Heaven(PSU/Clemson style) then sent right down to hell and of course had to meet Satan himself…not going to say his name but he posts here ↓↓↓↓

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  87. GA Tech’s game was cancelled today so Pitt may get Tech out of sync — at least I hope… I have tickets for the game and hope for a good and entertaining game, maybe even a victory. On the positive side, Pitt is still undefeated in the ACC Coastal Division. Let’s forget about this game and focus on the Techoids. At least there is no second guessing any calls…

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  88. No quit?
    The only team that quit was OSU, and thankfully they did.
    No pass rush.
    No linebackers.
    And the secondary acted like OSU receivers had Anthrax.
    I’m with UPitt on this.
    We were terrible and I don’t see us beating anyone reasonable!

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      1. BS. The whole team quit except Lopes. All embarrassed. Jesus man they had 450 yards in air by second quarter and you try to say no quit. Erie – Love you but it is people like you that let people like Narduzzi have jobs.

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    1. “The secondary acted like the OSU receivers had anthrax”😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂!

      That explains a lot! Running in those biohazard suits really puts a ding in your 40 yard dash times!

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  89. I called. Ack in spring ball that kicker would be a problem. Here we are. I honestly see us losing out. Even to Rice.

    Tough thing will be to see if as the losing continues, Narduzzi can hold the team together. I think the wheels come off.

    I like Dan 72 – my new sign off is “WTSOP”. Worse than same old Pitt.

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  90. Glad I missed this absolute disgrace to Pitt Football. I am the biggest Narduzzi backer but I must admit he needs to make a move now and fire Conklin. Also, Browne is finished as the starter and Nooch needs to sit, play Pickett NOW. Finally, it’s time for seniors to LEAD our seniors seem to cower in the moment-not good. This week MUST BE a “Come to Jesus” week. If this team doesn’t bounce back at GT then 3-9 is a real possibility and a death nail to recruiting.

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  91. 4 wins this year. I was really thinking we’d win more than the basketball team this year.

    So, where does this leave the program. I’m thinking no better than the Hackett years. Kinda like Majors 2 if we factor in our pro stadium, shared practice facilities, ACC money and front porch talk. Because there’s no excuses at this point.

    Gallagher I high salute you. Lyte weight AD you’re the worst money can buy. Nard dog you need to be put in the pound. Maybe euthanized.

    This is worse than SOP. If this is the new SOP, I want nothing to do with it.

    What does the BoT think we are. I guess the product of our worthless degrees.

    So I highly recommend the students to march in protest. Burn the AD and chancellor in effigy. Because your college experience won’t change. Your memories will be that of a loser. You will learn to hate Pitt.

    Remember, Pitt could care less about you. Fantas? Now really.

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  92. I would have given you maybe free O pizzas and fries. Or primanti sandwiches. And a yuengling for those of age. But this is Heather from a mac school. I will pray for a new AD and BoT at church tomorrow. Seriously, I’ll actually attend mass to tell God that Pitt deserves a chance.

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  93. Chryst comes in with the reputation of being an “Offensive Guru” and IMMEDIATELY transforms Tino Sunseri into a half decent Quarterback.

    Narduzzi comes in as the “Defensive Guru” and the Defense actually gets worse not better… yes, worse than the Matt “OUT HOUSE” Defense… if that’s possible.

    Yet, we need to fire Conklin.

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  94. Emel. really nice to have you back, love your insights and sense of humor which is as off as me and UPitt, Heather had a Star wars night at e michigan and pitt band announced a star wars half time this year. Today half time was Disney, figures, i am determined to make a round table some night so I can tell the story of the time I pulled a great face to face punk on Poopy Pants absolutely unintentional. Gotta cheer up this shootshow. I looked at low alchohol supply and went with Cranberry Juice and Jack with a hint of Fruition. For all of our reasonable critiques this game reminded me of two horrors I personally witnessed. As a kid i saw the run the clock ND game, with a neighbor god rest his soul who took me and was a ND fanatic ( God rest Pete – coached Huff with Pete in Little League) and Majors OSU loss where players quit before the game started and OSU fans were complaining that OSU coach (maybe Cooper) wouldn’t let the fourth string QB pass. This game was as bad or worse – Narduzzi Has To Go. Pitt fan since 8, live and die but enough is enough.

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  95. For you Heather fans, I have a very reliable source in Pitt Legal Department who indicates Heather is a lightweight intellectually. Anyone surprised?

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  96. Upitt LOL. God I never thought I would want him back but he is looking good. Best wishes on your nuptials. Boy you will have to miss the GT game – yeah what a loss.

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    1. He’s the guy I wanted. But noooooo……Pitt didn’t want to take such a chance. Hire a bum and he’ll stay through one contract. Smart…

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  97. The administrators running Pitt athletics have a lot in common with the ownership group running the Pirates. The Pirates haven’t won a playoff series since 1979. Pitt hasn’t won a major bowl game since the 1981 season. Both groups think you can run things on a shoestring budget, sell hope upon hope, and then give you constant spin and excuses for why things never change.

    When it comes to Power 5 football, you get what you pay for. This isn’t the Big East anymore. Pat Narduzzi’s salary ranks 12th in the ACC and his recruiting is in line with his salary. However, I don’t think the answer is handing out more money to the current staff. This spring, Pitt had a chance to take a major step toward upgrading the athletic program with the hire of the new AD. They went for experience, but opted for the cheaper route; getting a little MACtion on the side. I’m not saying Heather Lyke is unqualified for the job, but her task of elevating Pitt football and basketball to national prominence is seemingly impossible. The administration is never going to make the necessary investments to deliver a consistent 10-win program. They are satisfied with 7-5 and a bottom tier bowl game.

    When Pitt had that exhilarating upset in Death Valley last season, many thought the Pitt football program was on the cusp of turning the corner and competing for ACC championships. For fear of Pitt POV retribution, I never wanted to publish what I thought about that game – fool’s gold as Matt Canada’s offense scored 43 and the defense was gifted a couple of bad throws by Watson. That win made people think Narduzzi was the answer and Pitt football was ready for greatness. The recruiting publications and people who cover the sport say otherwise. Another bowl loss to a nondescript program, and I had my doubts. Like the Pirates, the bar had been set so low we cling to hope that somebody can bring the program back. Hope is manifested in a belief that Narduzzi is the guy that will lead this program back to greatness.

    Narduzzi built his reputation on defense. We are in year 3, and color me not impressed. Seems like a career coordinator and not a guy that will transform your middling program desperate for relevancy. The defense is not improving despite getting “his guys” in there. If anything, it is regressing. I want you to look at Narduzzi’s last year with Michigan St. Look at what happened to his vaunted defense against the 3 top teams Michigan St. faced that season with a spread offense…

    Oregon scored 46; Ohio St. scored 49; and Baylor scored 41. He took advantage of some Big 10 programs in a down cycle, but when he played good teams with high powered offenses, his defenses had problems stopping the pass. Pitt is never going to field a defense loaded with 4 and 5 star guys. Maybe this scheme would work at Alabama with superior talent, but it is not going to work in the ACC against teams with equal or better talent. Stubbornly, he stays with the same system and same scheme, not recognizing that it didn’t work.

    Narduzzi is going to become a prisoner to that Clemson win. That win set expectations that are unreasonably high, given the administration’s lack of financial commitment to winning football. These problems are systemic in nature and not the fault of Narduzzi. However, this program is years away and millions of dollars and facilities away from attracting the kind of players needed to compete for ACC championships. Narduzzi’s lone core competency is defense, and I don’t know what recruits are going to want to play in this system that gives up school records weekly. Without a dynamic OC this season, he needs to shore things up pretty quickly or the natives will get restless based on those elevated expectations.

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  98. UPitt you’ve gone insane. But maybe some insanity will work when the sane ones think all is well.

    We had a booster on saying what should we do. Now I don’t know if he really boosts or the size of his hands, but his point is valid. Where do we go from here?

    I believe stability is key along with a true commitment. So I’m not asking for a new coach but I am questioning how it came to this.

    Once we understand who we are, we can change if we truly desire. I just don’t think the administration wants to change. Hence SOP.

    There are political, cultural and other reasons for this attitude. But if we fans and alumni want to be proud of our sports programs, we must demand change within the BoT. I’m not trying to go Bernie sanders or antifa but the only way the culture changes is with protest.

    You can walk the streets or withhold your money. Either will work. These politicians and administrators/bureaucrats are worms. You dry out the ground and they will bury deeper. To their surprise, we can prevent them from hiding. They need to be held accountable.

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  99. God… I LOVE you Pitt fans!!! Get bitchslapped by the B12 and you losers want to shut your football program down!!

    Do us all a favor and shut your gawd forsaken run down, ghetto university down too while you’re at it. I just LOVE Pitt message boards! You people are the biggest LOSERS!!!!

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    1. how did your Eers do against the ACC recently …. the end of last year and opener this year? and I guess you are well aware what b-slap feels like from a team from Oklahoma

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  100. The ONLY good thing about this game was leaving the game, flipping to the back of my game ticket and seeing I get a Panera free Pick two when I buy a Pick Two. Nar-floozy has turned Pitt into a Division 2, rent a win, national TV embarassing anecdote.

    And Heather Lykes prostitiutes my mailbox by asking me to donate money to this sham.

    This is my university. I worked hard to earn my mechanical engineering degree at this great institution. Don’t use national TV to expose your incompetence and embarass my university. If you can’t cut it; LEAVE.

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  101. Gallagher fired Pedersen probably because he was told to or could not stand him but Pitt athletics is the same poorly funded operation and downsliding.

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  102. My Dad lived in Beckley starting his career. Go to church with snakes and speak in tongues and date your cousin you hillbilly inbred.

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  103. You hoopie. I mean what has your scum of a community college done lately. I don’t apologize for having higher standards and being bitterly disappointmented when our leaders fail. Now go back and have fun raping a sheep.

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  104. I think this season qualifies as a dumpster fire. No quarterback. DBs look horrible and showing sign of getting worse. AD is a joke. I think reading all the comments by Upitt and others. Nothing much I could add. But at the beginning of the season. (before YSU). I was thinking maybe ACC championship game next year. Now I am worried about ACC membership next year.

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  105. So glad Narduzzi keeps practice private. Don’t want any opponents to get any secrets on our defense. Can’t let that stupid Big 10 Defense that couldnt card an elderly homes offense.

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