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. We don’t have a qb and we are playing against one of the best qb’s in the country. 3rd down is easy for the Cowboys against our children.

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  6. This is a really good offense. They are going to get points….our offense needs to do something/anything to help.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. How. Does. Conklin. Have. A. Job?

    It’s only the 1st Qtr and I’m already imaging the Narduzzi presser and the BS that will flow.

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  11. 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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  12. 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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    1. Both coordinators are among the worst in football. Narduzzi only hires friends. Reminds my of old Art Rooney in the ’40’s.

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  13. From the first game it was evident to me the Browne was not the answer at QB. He is shaky and unsure of himself.

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  14. 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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  15. The sad thing about this disaster is that it is on national tv. Our program is in shambles because it is IMPOSSIBLE to win with a qb.

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  16. 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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  17. 4th & 5 and Browne throws it out of bounds. Heaven forbid it should get intercepted. This guy is slow and stupid. Flounder anyone?

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  18. Funny some of you guys said our vaunted Defense will hold them. McSorely is no Mason.

    Hill over 100!

    We tackle like a bunch of Vaginas.

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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Gundy feels bad. LMAO.

    He laughed about Narduzzi’s Big 10 Defense in the Reed Video.

    No Respect bc Narduzzi deserves none.

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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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    1. Gundy’s Mullett has more talent than our defense.

      At least this game isn’t on National TV or ESPN. Oops.

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  26. Wonder what excuses Narduzzi will make at post game. Like, we played a team with a first round qb pick and 3 first round receivers.

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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. This is so f ing gross it is funny!!

    Fire this gross a hole Narduzzi.

    Your recruits Suck Narduzzi.

    You suck.

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  30. I feel sorry for the guys who went to this game. This is why I sort of quit coming up to Pittsburgh. Every time I went we lost. 😦

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  31. 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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  32. The commentators are dressing up like clowns to keep people’s attention.

    This is the lowest point in PITT football since 1995.

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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. Mason 334 4 TD’s. In 2nd f ing quarter.

    Justice Hill just embarrassed all of Narduzzi’s bum defense.

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  37. 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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    1. He can’t Reed. This is Narduzzi’s Defense. Narduzzi is the problem.

      Dinucci has heart but he has little talent for D1.

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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. Time for a fan revolt. I’m officially off the Narduzzi fan club. Let the new coach search committee begin.

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  42. 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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  43. Narduzzi won bc of Matt Canada and Chryst’s players.

    Now look at his Talentless players.

    Defensive guru. Haha

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  44. 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. Pitt can’t show that after losing so many HC’s recently. He has to be forced to bring in a good DC and let him instill his defense.

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    2. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. My sons Texas high school team is better. Why does Pitt even have a program? Pitt is what a hoopie would say.

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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. Heather has more appearances on the field handing out awards than Pitt has 1st downs and the Pokes gave TD’s.

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  51. 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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    1. Dan 72 has this one. I was afraid to be honest and make a prediction.
      Question: How many here will predict a win next week?

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  52. 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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  53. 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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  54. Dear Mr Ego aka coach Narduzzi. Please put your ego aside and play a zone defense. Give these mediocre players a chance! They have none in press defense.

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    1. Next week….this game is over. No HC throws a player to the lions like that….even an idiot like Narduzzi.

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  55. National TV and 10k fans there.

    Heather glad you donnothing except give the kids a coke for staying whole game. What a joke

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  56. 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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  57. 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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  58. 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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  59. 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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  60. 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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  61. 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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    1. Easy to get players to go to Wisconsin and hire good coordinators. If Mr. Potato head was still at Pitt he would be 4-8 this year.

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  62. 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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  63. 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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  64. 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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  65. I can see why we would save Pickett for next year. Next year is going to be great. Just wait till next year. The official Pitt mantra.

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  66. 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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  67. 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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  68. 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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  69. 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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  70. 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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    1. Walk on….limp off. And Officer can’t even beat out a walk on…
      That’s 2 bums who will be replaced next year.

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  71. 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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  72. Only player on Pitt’s roster that played well
    Was Arjuelo-Lopes. Get that man some street tacos. He earned them! Texas Kid.

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  73. If I’m Henderson I follow Canada and beg him to take me. If not the way he is going he better get a good degree.

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  74. 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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  75. #SOP

    #Year3

    #Wonwithpotatopaulsplayers

    #noheartnotalent

    #sleepingcrowd

    #Butheisgreatontwitter

    #Alltalknoresults

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  76. You get what you pay for.
    I’m not so sure Bob Nutting hasn’t secretly been our AD for the past 20+ yrs.

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  77. 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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  78. 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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  79. 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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  80. Conklin & Renaldo Hill both need fired this week and whoever coaches the clueless LB’s. Just let Patridge bring in some coaches he knows.

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  81. 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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  82. 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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  83. 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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  84. 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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  85. 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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  86. 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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  87. 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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  88. 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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  89. 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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  90. 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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  91. 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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  92. 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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  93. 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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  94. 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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  95. 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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  96. 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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  97. 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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  98. 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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  99. 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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  100. 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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  101. Dan72 unfortunately I stayed awake but this sounds like it ranks up there with running the clock vs ND in the 60’s.

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  102. 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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  103. 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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  104. 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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  105. 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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  106. 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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  107. 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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  108. 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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  109. 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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  110. 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.

      πŸ˜‰

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  111. 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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  112. 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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  113. 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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  114. 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”πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚!

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

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  115. 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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      1. And you want to extend narduzzi and give them attaboys. This team admin and coaches are a f ing joke to college atheltics.

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  116. 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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  117. Duzz brought Nuch in way too late.

    The QB Mia-steps are all on Duzz and I’m a big supporter too of our HC.

    He lost me today –

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  118. 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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  119. 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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  120. 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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  121. 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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  122. 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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  123. 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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  124. 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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  125. 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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  126. 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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  127. 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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  128. 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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  129. 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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  130. 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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  131. 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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  132. 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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  133. Pitt IS doing the Bucco giveaway crap to get fans. YSU- stars & stripes Pitt car magnet, OSU- Pitt rally towel, NCSt- Conner bobblehead. They probably would do fireworks, but no one would sponsor it, it cost too much, & the last 3 times they did it everyone left anyway.

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  134. Oh, and whoever defended Tommy .Richards, he was a punk ass prissy boy in school, and I could care less where he got his grad degree, he’s typical of the problem that exists on the BOT. There was a reason he was moved from his original room to a “safer” environment so he wouldn’t be corrupted! Ya, his kids BOTH are assistants here, lmao, if you knew, if you only knew.

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  135. Sorry, that post was inappropriate, and I should keep that to myself. I’m very sorry and will try not to ever, ever do that again. Sincerely

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  136. You can actually thank Barnes for the stupid get a can of pop & bag of chips if you stay the whole game idea. He started it last season & they’re given to the students on the bus back to Oakland after the game. Highlighting that policy for all to see was incredibly stupid & is on the current regime.

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  137. Erie, sorry I didn’t get to meet u. Would have been fun.

    And I agree with whomever said HCPN made his fortune when Michigan, Ohio Cheat and the Pedo’s were in the toilet.
    We keep pumping coin into the facilities and putting garbage on the field.

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  138. 4 receivers with over 100 yards…first time in something like 50 years.

    PCPN last Thursday: u guys want to talk about cornerbacks and I want to stop the run.

    Nothing else to say about that.

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  139. Love that the lead story on Yahoo is the ineptness of our AD and the gimmick to get fans to stay in their seats. Honestly, Pitt Athletics could ruin free ice cream.

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  140. Upitt, a sincere wedding present from me. Stop betting. Seriously, no good can come from it. Marriage and gambling do not mix. It will take a season or two, but you will enjoy the games as much or more. Less stress, more money. The thrill will come from other things. In the long run only the bookies win.
    Wow, I must really be loaded tonight, lol.

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    1. Not betting games individually. It is a Pick 10 games a week thingy. Like Fantasy Football but pick 10 games. I learned long ago you can’t beat the house or Vegas ever. Haha. Thanks Buddy!

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  141. wwb – Me too! Luckily I had Tx St. Miss St. Ok St. Army (Lost by 1/2 a point) Cincy +5.5, Texas +15.5 and Cal +3.5 and Steelers -6.5 and Cowboys -1.5 tomorrow.

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  142. These are all the members of Pitt’s BoT. We have them to thank for Pitt’s sad state of affairs.

    Trustees
    Jane Bilewicz AllredJohn A. Barbour, Esq.J. David BarnesG. Nicholas Beckwith IIISteven C. Beering, MDThomas G. BigleySuzanne W. BroadhurstDouglas M. Browning, Esq.Michael A. BrysonFrank V. CahouetMary Ellen Callahan, Esq.David C. ChavernJohn G. ConomikesJay Costa Jr.James P. CovertGeorge A. Davidson Jr.Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, MPHHerbert P. Douglas Jr.D. Michael FisherRich FitzgeraldBradley J. Franc, Esq.Brian Generalovich, DMDDeborah J. GillottiE. Jeanne GleasonJ. Roger GluntEdward J. GrefenstetteIra J. GumbergRobert M. HernandezDawne S. Hickton Esq.Sy HolzerEarl F. HordPatricia D. HorohoThomas O. Johnson IIA. Alice KindlingS. Jeffrey KondisTerry LaughlinPaul E. LegoWilliam K. LiebermanRobert G. Lovett, Esq.Roberta A. LuxbacherJohn A. Maher IIIF. James McCarl IIILarry J. MerloGeorge L. Miles Jr.Frank E. MosierAlfred L. MoyΓ©Martha Hartle Munsch, Esq.Marlee S. Myers, Esq.Thomas H. O’BrienAnthony J.F. O’ReillyRobert A. Paul* William Peduto John H. Pelusi Jr. Robert P. Randall Thomas E. Richards Pedro Rivera** James C. Roddey Farrell Rubenstein* Bryant J Salter Keith E. Schaefer Herbert S. Shear Richard P. Simmons* Jack D. Smith, MD Emil M. Spadafore Jr., Esq. Charles M. Steiner* William E. Strickland Jr. John A. Swanson* Burton M. Tansky* Dick Thornburgh* A. David Tilstone Stephen R. Tritch Thomas J. Usher* Thomas L. VanKirk, Esq. Peter C. Varischetti John J. Verbanac Kevin Washo Jr. Jake Wheatley Jr. Tom Wolf** Sam S. Zacharias Edward P. Zemprelli

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    1. Richard Simmons….that gay guy who does the workout tapes…I didn’t know that. Explains everything! Pitt has been using his workout tapes. That’s why they are so slow!

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  143. Thanks to Upitt, EMel and others who are making me laugh a bit following today’s debacle. For those of you who weren’t at the game, it was much worse in person. I have been preaching patience due to the complete turnover of our roster, but after today, I’m hopping on the UPitt/Dan72/Reed bandwagon. Today was a total embarrassment. Worse than SOP. Have never seen a team more unprepared to play football. I remind everyone that the players are young kids, so I really see no benefit of criticizing individual players. But other than Ffrench and Araujo Lopes, everyone else should have their effort questioned. Conklin cannot keep his job. Can’t. There should be an open competition for every position on the defense this week. Find someone, anyone who understands where they are supposed to be on the field. Practice the simple art of TACKLING. PittMan4Ever was correct on Wednesday’s round table. It’s time for Avonte Maddox to ride pine. I drove 5 hours to a Pittsburgh yesterday, and 5 hours home this afternoon. Got home in time for dinner only because I left in the third quarter. Too many negatives to mention. The only positives? The POV tailgate, and fact that we’re 0-0 in the ACC. Unfortunately, GT is going to gash us next week. You can make book on that.

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    1. I actually think Maddox did a decent job covering Washington in the first half, cause he was a non-factor at that point. What gets me is…why was Pitt in a base 4-3 at all today?

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  144. LSU recruits elite talent. Best line on the new head coach was he is the first coach who doesn’t talk funny. His DC and OC just nod their heads when he talks.

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  145. This is who the BoT hired hired on the cheap:

    Heather Lyke

    Director of Athletics

    Biography

    As athletic director, Heather Lyke leads a Pitt Athletic Department that encompasses 19 intercollegiate sports programs with more than 475 student-athletes who compete in the prestigious Atlantic Coast Conference.

    Prior to coming to the University of Pittsburgh in March 2017, Lyke served as vice president and director of athletics at Eastern Michigan University, where she led a department that sponsors 21 varsity sports.

    From 1998 to 2013, Lyke worked at Ohio State University, where she oversaw 10 of the school’s 36 athletic programs and supervised the Buckeyes’ sport performance division, which included the strength and conditioning coaches, athletic training staff, and sports medicine staff.

    During Lyke’s Ohio State tenure, the Big Ten Network tapped her expertise as a color analyst for softball telecasts from 2009 to 2013.

    Prior to Ohio State, Lyke served at Cincinnati as the assistant athletic director for compliance as well as the senior woman administrator from 1996 to 1998. She began her career at the NCAA as an intern in the enforcement and student-athlete reinstatement department from 1995 to 1996.

    A native of Canton, Ohio, Lyke was a scholarship student-athlete at the University of Michigan, where she captained the Wolverines’ Big Ten champion softball team, lettered four years, and became an All-Academic Big Ten honoree.

    Lyke holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Michigan and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron School of Law.

    She is a frequent speaker and presenter at national conferences and serves on the Board of Directors of Women Leaders in College Athletics. She has chaired both the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Committee and the Mid-American Conference’s Cost of Attendance Task Force.

    She and her husband, David Catalano, have three children: Elle, Sophie and Eli.

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  146. About the only good thing today is I did not crack open the Pappy I won in the states lottery. Did serious damage to the Admiral Rodney. Wife asked why I become so upset, and why I care so much. I’m not so sure I have a good answer, or at least one most would understand. I guess I just don’t like when people try to shovel sh$& and sell me that all is well and I must believe what they say and not my lying eyes. Just come clean, admit your goals, and it would be easier.
    If you have no will to compete at the highest level just say so. Or have the guts to admit you got it wrong. Does anyone, and I mean anyone think Heather has the stuff to confront the Duzz and have him make staff changes, let alone a scene that only works if you have two pro safeties?? He must sleep like a baby knowing no one can challenge him, and that, gentlemen is all .I have, goodnight!

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    1. Why he voted to hire her. He duped the university. Y beating Clemson and PSU with chrysts players. Now we have Tweetduzzi and Rockports and neither is worth an all you can eat ticket to Luby’s.

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  147. Her perfect position may be that as Pitt’s woman’s softball coach or color analyst on ESPN. But thats our AD for ya. Just think what other Power 5 school would have made this hire besides BC?

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  148. I plan on sending her a case of Fanta sodas. And a picture of snoozing Pitt fans and a stadium of empty yellow seats.

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  149. Narduzzi’s Press Conf.

    Time of Possession (He brought it up seriously)
    ACC Focus Now
    Watch the tape (Seriously) I can save you 2 hours

    Didn’t think this loss will be on players minds next week. Hmmm

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  150. Stayed to the bitter end of the game. As did Major Majors who sits a few seats to my right. Sorry RICHMAN. That’s why I missed you after the game. Me and Gasman hung out with a homeless dude named “canman”…he was rummaging through the trash at the parking lot. After Gasman and his wife Patty left canman returned to my truck and we had a beer together. Perfect metaphor for the post mortem. Having a beer with a homeless man listening to Ping Floyd in the back of my pickup. Hey let’s do it again in a couple of weeks!!!

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  151. Lastrow – thanks again for sharing your space your friendly hospitality.

    My wife enjoyed meeting many of you, especially the wives and Annie.

    Air Canada was grounded last night by Miss St. –

    http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400933859

    The Pitt players and coaching staff wake this morning at 0-0 in the ACC. Was yesterday a wake up call or is it time to put this team and staff to bed?

    Lyke it or not, Heather made more on field appearances than Max Browne pass completions. What’s up with that – I felt like I was at a minor league baseball game.

    Yet the attendance was less than 38k for the #9 ranked team in the nation – they appeared better than psu. FWIW

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  152. Well, PittPOV did it once again …. they started out poking fun of the AD and ended up actually believing she is the cause of all Pitt athletic woes, when, as usual, it was the male species that really screwed things up … starting with the previous chancellor, the previous two ADs, and previous and current coaches..

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  153. The BoT is so large in numbers they should be required to attend all games at Heinz… they should be bussed in, sat down next to the students for that excellent view of the action and given a free Fanta to stay til the bitter end.
    Great idea.. let’s all send Gallagher a case of Fanta.. but he wouldn’t get the message..
    wwb .. agree this is not on Heather. I blame Nordy and the BoT. I don’t see Heather as a fixer.. we need a military general ( Mad Dog)to take charge of this mess…
    Nice to see Lastrow helping the homeless.
    I worry about we old timers developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy just from watching PITT football.
    Flying to Atlanta to watch em defend the veer.. less passing to watch… no one has claimed Whiteheads or Wirginis’sjob based on merit..

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  154. What exactly is Pitt’s style on offense? West Coast Jet Sweep Read Option? They try to run everything and are good at nothing.

    Start Pickett now and let him learn with the rest of the team.

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  155. Waking up this morning with my bottom still stinging from that A$$ Whooping we took yesterday.

    Total breakdown yesterday. Poor defensive scheme, stubborn Narduzzi. Bad tackling, our D unable to get off the field on 3rd downs, all day long. Key penalties any time our O caught some momentum.

    Just totally out classed.

    I’m jumping on the fire Conklin bandwagon as of today. I was worried about this matchup and my prediction of 49-24 didn’t even approach the bloodbath that could have been if OSU hadn’t taken their foot off the gas in the 2nd half.

    As I see it, the defense needs to be blown up and just start over. I mean all the way back to instructing the troops on basic good tackling technique.

    This team is young & they just met the meat grinder named the OSU Cowboys. Now this morning Pitt looks like a big pile of ground chuck. The question is what are you going to do with all of that young ground chuck?

    One answer I don’t want to hear is “stay the course”, especially on defense. It is not working!

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  156. Heather is not the cause but she isnt the solution either. The cause is the BoT. Her Fanta solution made us a national embarrassment. As did the half filled stadium at kickoff and nearly empty one at the end. She promised us full stadiums and fun. Her wink and a smile only goes so far.

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  157. And we as fans contribute because we continue to attend games and buy the merchandise. Until fans begin voting with their wallets, nothing will change. You have to starve the beast first. And then blow things up and start new.

    Now Pitt has less incentive to change with the candy money coming from the ACC. It will make the BoT more lazy and stupid and less inclined to accept anything more than half filled stadiums and mediocrity.

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  158. I had a dream last night. Really. It was 1996, I had no grey hair and Pitt sucked again.

    If you live long enough history does repeat itself. I might have to approach 100 to see 1976 again.

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    1. I Lyke that post Ike.

      You the man.

      I’m listening to college sports talk radio on my way home this morning – Pitt is the laughing stock of each commentator.

      The worst IMO was this – “OK State made Pitt look like a cupcake D2 school.”

      UPitt’s references to Gannon and Slippery Rock FB are being validated.

      Changes to the starting line-up must happen vs GT besides Whitehead playing both sides of the ball.

      WR Lopes and Mathews should start. RB Moss, a QB other than Browne and Conklin’s replacement.

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      1. A few suggested changes on D besides Conklin –

        Whitehead returns to his old Safety position for GT to help with run stop support.

        P.Ford makes his debute at the other Safety position and patrols centerfield with his athleticism.

        Briggs and Maddox get relegated to 2nd team reps.

        Pinnock or Mathias replaces Maddox – Jackson remains at the other starting CB spot.

        Chase Pine starts at MLB with Brightwell sliding outside to replace Zeise or Idowu.

        The DLine has gotten no pressure on the QB yet this year with 2 sacks in 3 games. Play all veterans to start the GT game as they should have practiced the mist under Duzz for this running attack. A.Edwards and Hendrix at DE and Roy at Tackle. Carter, Watts and Camp fight for the othe Tackle spot this week in practice.

        Make that changes – the best practice players don’t always translate to the best game day players. Note to HCPN – change now or this is going to be a disastrous season.

        HTP!

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  159. Do the linebackers and secondary lift weights? So damn thin. Narduzzi has to fire Conklin and let a new guy do his thing next season. Oh, and that QB position is a train wreck. I remember how many guys the staff was missing out on for 2016 and it’s rearing its ugly head now. This team will be lucky to win six games IMO.

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  160. Glad I missed the entire game. Was at another P5 game that was sloppy for the home team, but a victory nonetheless. Sorry about the result on that UPitt. Ruined your 10 bet parlay.

    When you have two non-scholarship players starting on your team, you have a problem. When you have multiple other players starting without substantial other P5 offers, you have a problem. When you have an AD with no legitimate experience, you have a problem. When you had a chance to hire Jim Tressel and you skip, you have a problem. Tressel would bring immediate legitimacy to a program and we had a chance. Hubris@Pitt Administration.

    2.Quick Fixes – Demote Conklin this week. Take Charley Partridge to the booth for DC duties. We will have a better result next week regardless of qb and dc. Narduzzi is at a point where he needs to do something to save his team. Keeping Conklin at DC shows his team that you can stink and I will still play you. That means no competition and his talk of competition at all positions is only reserved for players. That is BS! Why do the kids have to compete and the coaching staff does not? Think about that. That is a CEO move, do it.

    As I put on here before the season, if maddox and briggs are in you defensive backfield in any manner except for a nickel or dime back, just give up as it will be last year re-visited. Yes, I did type that.
    I am trying not to lash out at the AD. At some point, I will and probably soon. Seriously, bribing students to stay at a game. Begging, on national tv? You should be removed for such an embarrassing ploy, but that won’t happen. I was a proponent of Jim Tressel as AD. Open up that checkbook and Pitt gets back to prominence in 3 years or less. Fundraising would go through the roof too! It ain’t just Pellini bringing in the P5 transfers. Kids love “The Vest”. Make a move, now.
    Dinucci cannot be our qb. That is a mistake. You put in the qb that gives you the best chance to win the next game. Browne is still first on that list followed by Pickett. Dinucci doesn’t have it fellas so to me it is between Pickett or Browne. Go with Browne for this last game and if he stay below average, hand it over to Picket against Rice to give him confidence.

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    1. Good god, Huff. What do you see in Browne at this point that makes you think he should still be the start ing QB? He is slow, indecisive , and I believe afraid of getting hit. DiNucci may not be the answer but if Pitt is playing for the future , any more time spen’t on Browne is a waste . We tried it, unfortunately USC (and Reed’s contacts there) were very correct in their assessential of Browne’s abilities.

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  161. I think most of our future opponents are licking their chops and putting the PITT game in the win column… we could go 2-10 with a nail-bitter over Rice..

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  162. I too pushed for Tressel, being a YSU grad and living in the suburbs of Youngstown his hire as president has totally changed YSU, students housing has quadrupled, funding is higher than ever, and sports are overall better than ever. Tressel with Narduzzi would have been a hit, could have had pallini as D.C. (Tressel would have put up the $$). It blows my mind why Pitt continues to talk big and act small. Haywood, Graham, Chryst, now Narduzzi plus don’t forget Dixon and Stallings. The facilities the merchandise all small. I proposed putting up a billboard or two in Youngstown, Akron, Canton, etc to extend the fan base. Northeast Ohio loves football and Ohio St games cost a small fortune-there are thousands of people Pitt can attract with simple marketing-but nope. I go to a store in town ZERO pitt gear, guys I live less than 65 miles from downtown. It’s simply apathy and lack of vision. You have to think big and act big not talk big.

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  163. Just look at the colors/uniforms…students, athletes, national media RAVE/LOVE the old colors and script so naturally Pitt wears them once, possibly twice a year–don’t give me the Nike excuse, Nike makes $$$$ on the old colors WAY more than the other. Get a clue, have a vision, be proactive, quit being SOP!!!

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  164. Bernie, I used to work with homeless people suffering with schizophrenia back in the day. I think canman stole Reed’s tequila… unless Gasman really have it to him.

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    1. Most people in positions of power, have very little vision. Their vision is maintaining the status quo.

      Now there are exceptions of course. And most of the time those people get stepped on.

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    2. Those people you refer to get paid by us, the taxpayer and fans.

      They are thumbing their collective noses at us.

      Writing letters makes you feel good, but their response is virtually none existent or is deflective.

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  165. Anyone that returns to the next post tailgate gets a free can of Fanta! How’s that for cutting edge marketing? I might even play Sweet Caroline on I heart Radio.

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  166. Herman’s Beavers (no not the Hermits) got waxed as well. #21 Washington State 52 Herman’s Beavers 23.

    Another a-hole Pitt brought in, to get rid of Dixon and his contract.

    And I for one, was very interested in bringing Mike Leach the Pirate to Pitt when he was available

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    1. Make no mistake Emel – They hired him to do the dirty work and knew he was temp. No balls to do it so hired a pumpkin head mercenary.

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  167. Leach would have been fine with me but the BOTs are more concerned with their free club seats than winning football. Herman the beginning of the end of Oregon’s rise. But we got Heather who brags of Star Wars Night as a way she increased attendance at E. Michigan. Really it comes down to the big money guys demanding we not be embarrassed.
    For those optimists who thought this team would get better through the year with experience IMO the only experience they got yesterday was chasing WR to end zones in a series of races. They learned they are slow and poorly coached. By the way as Chris pointed out Gundy has open practices in spring and fall camp, only closing them during game weeks. We shroud in secrecy. Who won Nardoozie?

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  168. lol rkb….the practices are secret, so nobody can witness how bad we are. Until game day.

    It might hurt ticket sales and free fantas.

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  169. If we have any self-respect. Anything remaining after 34 years of futility and mainly mediocracy or worse.

    Somebody’s head has to roll. Or you’re saying the continuation of a record setting worst defense, is totally acceptable. Head’s should have rolled after last year. Not one change on the defensive coach staff.

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  170. Nothing less than someone (in a position of power) getting fired is acceptable. I don’t want hear the same old we are ‘young’ excuse. Tell that to the freshman QB at Florida who won on a last second TB bomb over a ranked Tennessee team. I don’t want to hear about “Narduzzi recruits’ playing. The average stars for the last four years at Pitt and Ok. State are almost identical. How are OSU 3-stars so much better than Pitt 3-stars?

    These debacles are solely placed on those in charge. The absolute stubbornness of not making changes when necessary – to play his ‘system’ (which never works unless you are playing Northwestern). Big talk only works so long without the results to back it up. Narduzzi has lost the room. Only a fool would believe staying the course of this dumpster fire will result in anything but 5 wins at best.

    Pitt is my alma mater and I will still watch every Saturday. I will never blame a kid..they are who they are and aren’t getting paid. I blame the people making Millions of dollars who are paid while making these unimaginative decisions. There are no words to describe AD Lyke and the absolute embarrassment she has engineered on national television. When you are clowned from the ESPN booth..when you are made fun of on dozens of websites for just moronic marketing decisions. It’s embarrassing.

    I’m sure I will watch again next Saturday. Win or lose. But that doesn’t mean I have any faith in the adults in charge of this mess.

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  171. Hey and a BTWer. Thanks again Fran and BigB. Turnout looked bleak at first but then looked like a real nice showing. Sorry Annie I missed you and others. That was a fantastic spread Fran hope your old tailgate buddies don’t mind out infringement?

    EE, my wife said she saw you guys walking into the stadium. Sorry I didn’t see you..

    No way am I commenting on the actual game until I come to my senses. That game blew my mind. If I were in a better mood I would play “Spill the Wine” right now but I’m just too burnt out from that performance…. yuk! . . . . . ike

    Still
    H2P!

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    1. Ike bro….were you part of the mass exodus from Ketchup Bottle yesterday. I called the Bishop up, but he was Out of Town. I think Pedo State had a home game. πŸ™‚

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  172. If some coaching change is to be made I would guess it gets announced tomorrow as today is both a slow news day and all sports news in Pgh will be about the Stiillers .

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  173. Guys quit worrying. Narduzzi is going to get in there and watch the tape. LMAO.

    This clown should sell sweet corn off Highway 51. Although he would sell it his way and not change and or take cash only or some garbage. He is a hack.

    Between him and Sargent Rockports they aren’t worth a Kmart gift card.

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  174. Guys quit worrying. Narduzzi is going to get in there and watch the tape. LMAO.

    This clown should sell sweet corn off Highway 51. Although he would sell it his way and not change and or take cash only or some garbage. He is a hack.

    Between him and Sargent Rockports they aren’t worth a Kmart gift card.

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  175. DVR’d the game, then went out for a very nice lunch. Came back and put the DVR on and watched the first OSU score. Then, fast forward at 2x, then 4x, then 8x. At that speed the OSU score number never stopped moving.

    Free soda and sleeping fans. It is beyond me how this team and athletic department can embarrass themselves, the fans and alumni, and our University and more than they did yesterday.

    For the sake of decency this crap has got to stop.

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  176. Yes the adults have been to blame for the past 30 plus years. Let’s not pretend this front porch matters to Pitt. I don’t expect our AD to fix these culturally ingrained issues. The seeds for Pitts sports mediocrity were planted back in the early 80’s. Now we’re left with a 40 year old tree with deep roots. Good luck ripping that out of the ground. Pitt has always been its worst enemy. We have given ourselves a self imposed death penalty. Now what can WE do about it since the BoT will do nothing. Again, I say we march, we boycott, we send nastygrams to the chancellor. The F tards in charge are not deserving of my support. I’m done with you alma mater. You’ve given me nightmares, an inferiority complex and depression. Thank you for the degree but no thanks for the continuing hellish sports experience.

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  177. I went back over to the post game tailgate but nobody was home. It may have actually been a little before the end of the game. ike

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  178. There will be no coaching change. They are what they are. HCPN still blames his kids inexperience and the load of talent on OSU. He truly believes his team is good enough to win the ACC coastal and he has convinced the administration that these losses are simply speed bumps along the way to a championship. Essentially these games will only make them more prepared for conference play. They all have their heads in the sand……

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  179. PittPT – the job is to try to win the next game. The OKSt. game is over and was over 10 minutes in. Who is our best option at QB? Dinucci who didn’t receive a P5 offer? Our options are limited. That is why I say to go back to Browne or commit to Pickett. Our biggest issue is not at QB. It just isn’t.

    I have an advantage over each of you today and that is I didn’t watch the game. I read all of your comments objectively.

    First move by a coach that doesn’t want to lose a team is to demote the weakest link, whether it is a player or a coach. All will agree that the weakest link is Conklin right now. Narduzzi needs to demote him now or else all others (players and coaches) think it is not about talent at a position. Coach goes first.

    Second, Maddox and Briggs gotta go. Nickel and dime talent right now, sorry guys.

    Third look at QB. Browne was not the reason we lost this game. You guys need to look at the game. Browne could have thrown 8 TD’s and we would have lost. OKState stopped playing in the 2nd quarter or would have hung 80 on us easy. Why blame the QB? Because we can.

    Football is a game of time, place and circumstance. Pitt’s offense is not drop back 50 times in a game. We were taken out of our offensive gameplan after 10 minutes of the game, so you can’t look at anything to fix offensively because we didn’t get to actually see any because we were so far behind. C’mon fellas, think it through.

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