POV Game Day Thread – Syracuse

As the 6th game of the season this game will mean a lot toward our fan’s feelings about how the second half of the schedule will go.

Win and we jump up in the ACC Coastal Division rankings with a 1-1 conference record and sit at 3-3 even steven… Lose and we probably drop to the bottom of the division and have a 2-4 mark overall.  Syracuse has a mirror 0-1 conference record and a same 2-3 overall.

So, the game’s on at 12:30 today up in the Dome, we set our predictions out yesterday and we’ll see how things shake out.  I will say this though – if our line play doesn’t improve dramatically we are in for a long day, especially if our DEs can’t contain their excellent passing and running QB.

Here is an Orange look at five reasons either team can win and remember this is their homecoming game. This one scares me:

 

 

737 thoughts on “POV Game Day Thread – Syracuse

  1. Reed – Sadly Maddox couldn’t cover a 87 year old in diabetes shoes if he is over 5’11.

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  2. Isneal wil own him today.

    Browne will probably not finish the game. No mobility and the Defense will be on him.

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  3. Here’s a quote from Reed in yesterday’s article that I mush have glossed over

    “It was easy to produce a great offensive line when he had all those starting OL studs that Chryst recruited. But now he’s having to deal with a mixture of Narduzzi’s OL recruits (and transfers) also in the rotations and it isn’t working out so well.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    He was speaking of John Peterson of course but I don’t get the reference about Chryst recruits. O’Neill, Officer, Bookser, Herndon, JJS, Dintino, which pretty much make up this O-Line this year are all Lumpy’s recruits. I thought Paul only recruited stud O-Lineman?

    PITT only lost two O lineman this year and the fact is they were very good. I just don’t buy into all the Chryst magic. Reese and Baker were not that good either. O’Neill was recruited as a TE and stayed there until Narduzzi came on scene.

    I also wonder if some of the more dire predictions for today’s game come from people who think Syracuse is really good or PITT is really bad? I’m sure it’s the combination of the two but lots are just way down on PITT this year despite a rugged early season schedule.

    We all knew PITT could come in and be sitting at 2-3, this is no big surprise.

    I’m not sold on the Syracuse defense, they are banged up as good ole EE mentioned and I do think the PITT O-Line will be able to allow for the run and control the clock.

    I look for Whitehead, Lopes and the rushing attack to have big games today. . . . ike

    H2P!

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  4. We’ve not seen the end of DiNucci. Don’t know if his services are going to be required today. But he’s destined to hear his number called… again… and again.

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    1. considering our fabulous “stable” of rb’s
      that means very little

      see? i’ve got this pessimism thing down

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  5. Syracuse is known to choke worse than Pitt. Pitt will not pitt the bed today. There will be no pitting. There will be no SOP. Pitt will win and begin its march to bowl eligibility.

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  6. EE have fun golfing with the Nitters. Saw article in yesterday’s paper where Frankliar was whining about how tough NW is and might beat the Pedos. . Reminded me of Paturdo crying in advance of a game how tough Ohio U would be and then win by sixty. Nitters are good at crying.
    Gold and white unis – at least the pants are gold – if you call that gold.
    Ike I think Reed meant Nards recruits and Peterson coaching but he will keep that secret. haha. I am not impressed with Peterson coaching, then again Joe Moore spoiled me. I thought Hueber was a good OL coach, wonder where he is..

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  7. Erie Express- better chance of frustration and disappointment? Golf or Pitt football? Toss up.

    I missed the prediction post yesterday, so here’s mine:

    Syracuse 38
    Pitt 27

    Last I checked, our D is still awful.

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  8. Didn’t get my predictions in yesterday…. better late than never. Here they are….Erie Express shoots a 88 today. Big B orders a new sign for Fran’s POV tailgate that says “Pitt Football: Birmingham or Bust.” Dan72 is drunk by halftime. UPitt gets bored watching the game (does he ever actually have time to watch a Pitt game???) and pens email to our AD telling her how much he lykes the midfield logo at Heinz. EMel drinks a case of Fanta thinking incorrectly that it’s PBR. Reed thinks game is in Pittsburgh and gets stuck in I-70 traffic.

    Oh, the game prediction??? Dungey throws all over us. Our offense makes a few plays but not enough. Orange 38 Pitt 27.

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  9. … and how could I forget Ike!!! He predicts DiNucci leads a comeback for a win after we are down 24-10 at half.

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  10. After reading all of the negativity about Pitt, posted by our two article writers in yesterday’s article, coupled with all of the positivity they wrote about Syracuse, I should predict a score of 110 to 0 with the orange winning.

    However, I will guess, and this must sound insanely crazy to them, that Pitt will win 35-34.

    H2P!

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  11. That’s hysterical Eric. Your predictions are off the hook.

    Hey PittFan28, do you also get a little negative vibe that is supposedly not there? Is the negative vibe real or just in one’s minds eye? . . . . .ike

    Oh and BTW, It’s not so much I cannot or will not predict a PITT loss, I just can never imagine a PITT football team not winning the game at hand. Realistic or otherwise. I honestly think PITT can win every game.

    Imagine thinking PITT would win AT Clemson last year? Unrealistic right? Stoopid to think they could have won that game, right? See what I mean? . . .. .ike again…

    H2P!

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  12. PSN or Cardiac Hill just can’t remember who said that Narduzzi hadn’t spoken to his friend Shafer this past week. I guess Narduzzi figures that he has the Syracuse offense all figured out and doesn’t need any help from his friend Shafer. Well we are going to find out on that count in the next couple of hours.

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  13. This is a game where the D staff shows it’s stuff. Pitt db’s have good numbers unlike last year, and Hendrix, Weaver can bring needed heat on the QB. Pitt plays smart and wins. Pitt loses this game, they are in trouble as this is a great barometer of what Pitt really is. This game is where Pitt makes the turn or not. GT game was a season of 8 or 7 wins. This game is a season of 7 wins or 4 wins if they lose. Big game.

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  14. What stuff does this defense has to show? Almost losing to a D 1-AA team. Getting owned games in a row?

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  15. ……me thinks this game is worth watching. Should be very interesting with our predictions all over the board.

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  16. Maddox vs Ishmael is a big mismatch. Narduzzi thinks Maddox is still our #1 DB. Everyone pushes off Maddox. This announcer is an idiot.

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  17. Wow. Long day at the office for Maddox today. Ismael is bigger and faster and better, Can’t change that. We got lucky on that pass interference call.

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    1. Ike – If you can’t see the moronic decisions Frauduzzi makes then you don’t know football. No doubles on Ishmeal. No help for his Midget D back

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  18. I don’t mind Maddox on Ishmael, but he should be getting help. But that doesn’t fit into Narduzzi’s stupid defense. It’s clear to everyone except Narduzzi that 70% of the throws go his way. He just came off an 18 catch game. Still not safety help.

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  19. A Jr High OC is better than our playcalling.

    3-4 plays and it is 10-0. Keep stealing that money Frauduzzi. Go tweet something. Next year right. Get his guys in there.

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  20. Ok Ike.

    Bottom line is that Pitt is VERY hard to watch and getting hard to root for. Alma mater or not.

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  21. One key to a successful shovel pass is not immediately running into your own lineman after making the catch.

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  22. If only Jester could catch like he did last year. Canada must have taken them to Baton Rogue with the rest of the offense

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  23. It’s just easy little differences that would make the offense work 1000 times better… Man it’s tough to not break a TV

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  24. Won’t beat UVA, Duke, NC State, VT or Miami. We will beat UNC.

    3-8 coming for Twitter Duzzi

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  25. And as pathetic as Weah’s hands have looked this season, that long ball was another underthrown pass.. he had to slow up and that is literally nullifying his biggest strength

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  26. Both of these teams suck ass, so the sideline speech is simple “we just have to suck less than they do…Go get ’em!!!”

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  27. Really hard to do anything when your offensive line is getting man handled – fat, slow, unathletic. Pitt – don’t know if they don’t have heart – they just aren’t any good.

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  28. Weah injury is on the OC…. He ran a 3 yard route when they needed 4. The LB had a 10 yard running strat to crush him because they were sitting at that depth because THATS EXACTLY WHAT THE DEFENSE WANTED TO GIVE THEM!!!! Over and over we see the same thing

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      1. I agree with that too… I just figure OC is somewhat involved since it happens 5 times a game every game

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  29. F ing comedy hour with this offense. Browne stinks Watson wouldnt coach at Derry. Idiots across the board led by the biggest one Narduzzi

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  30. Not getting to the line is on the player, let’s be clear about that. Our guys should be able to count to three while running at full capacity

    Time, place and circumstance.

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  31. I love how syracuse is playing Browne on the option read. Haha. He runs a 22 second 40 yard dash.

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  32. Get a win guys. I took Pitt +4.5. Yard work calls. This game is like watching paint dry for me.

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  33. These teams and coordinators are so bad. Penalties and calls that are short of sticks. Bad Football.

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  34. I love when an unproven RS FR gets a flag on an incomplete pass after the refs didn’t through anything for the first 15 seconds of his BS. But then he just kept going didn’t he

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  35. Way to give them life Pitt. Bad Defense and no disclipline. Penalties. This is what a Narduzzi team looks like.

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  36. Well, it’s been a very even game – not well played by either team. We sure could use the W though.

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  37. Dan – so much for the D. 94 yards. LOL.

    Offense does not pass the “speed” eye test. Maybe they should try some.

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  38. Browne body language looks like a 65 year old sales rep who just got off a flight from Saignon and worked carrying firewood for 12 hours.

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  39. I’m thinking PITT gets the ball first??

    Am I the only person that saw the ball knocked/stripped out of Weah hands by the cuse player named Bradshaw?

    Need to have a running game.

    PITT has represented fairly well today but the O has to help out a defense that really has played well enough so far. . . . . ike

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  40. Few comments:

    First, I actually agree with Upitt regarding Browne’s body language, it would help to have a QB with some spark to him, but he’s a California boy, so the laid back demeanor is what you normally get.

    More importantly, I think the first half is actually a very good depiction of the state of the team this year relative to last year, a clearly improved defense and a much weaker offense. It’s nice to see Browne gaining some confidence and making good throws, who knows, maybe he’ll continue to improve as he gets a better feel for the WR’s. Still wonder about our OC.

    Oh, and good for the kicker, I thought he was toast after week 1. I’m glad I was wrong.

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  41. Well I guess golfing was the right choice – I missed basically nothing.

    The stat that jumps out at me is JW is leading all rushers and the Panthers are 0-7 on third down plays.

    JW must be on the bench for 3rd down plays – dumb OC.

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  42. One more not-really-football thing. Cool unis for the Penn State game, but that was it. The light, honey yellow pants (and shirts when we wear them) is atrocious. I think Heather just needs to make the obvious move next year and be done with it.

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  43. When the team was bickering Browne turned around and told them to calm down. I read his lips and he said……. It’s all good! 🙂 Right Upitt. lol

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  44. Browne has cement for shoes. Only looks good when he has an hour to throw. Makes entire O look like it’s running in place.

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  45. Hey missingwlat, I think you may have nailed a couple of your predictions.

    Reed stuck in traffic trying to get to the game and Emel in a sugar coma due to an overdose of fantas.

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  46. Seems clear these teams are equally average and both need a W here. Let’s see what happens in 2nd half! Let’s Go Pitt!

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    1. LOL. Moved the body 45 yards. Let’s give him a medal. Ike he is bad. He looks like he has an orthodepic leg

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  47. Kessman seems to be finding a groove. With his leg power, consistency development would turn him into a serious asset

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  48. Ike good Buddy,
    Everybody is frustrated but don’t take it out on fellow Povers. How does that go: “we all we got”?

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  49. Who on this blog can’t feel what will happen. We wil screw up and lose by 4. I feel it in my bones.

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  50. Narduzzi has these kids coached well to experience cramps to slow down the tempo. I believe that was a major talking point in the big 10 about Michigan state

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  51. I don’t get the comments about how terrible and unwatchable this game has been. Jeez — we’re winning against a team that’s at about the same level as us.

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  52. Yep. Cuse is clearly not that good. This is one of Pitt’s few chances to get a W. We’ll see.

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  53. Two stupid penalties lead to 14 points.

    1st half Hendrix and 3rd qtr Pine.

    The D wasn’t even set on the Dingy TD run.

    Poor –

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  54. Looks like PITT came out second half and wants to throw the ball more. It’s game on now.

    BTW. Motely replaces Jackson. Motely was penciled in as the starter before he got hurt. Hope the drop off is minimal…

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  55. … though I do appreciate the irony of my comment’s timing. Two horrible penalties on that drive by Hendrix and Pine are directly responsible for the Syracuse TD.

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  56. I will say this again…why do we ever have to see #37 on the field again. He absolutely sucks. plays like he’s 160 lbs. He is my lest favorite player. I don’t agree with Pitt’s generic “no heart” for the whole team. But do for Ollison.

    Take the chance with the other guys.

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  57. Our LB-ers are not even a factor except if you count negative impact as a factor.

    Our running offense keeps feeding the none producers. OC Watson needs to be replaced.

    This game just end due to poor coaching and undisciplined defensive players.

    I’m going to clean my golf clubs.

    Enjoy the rest of the game fellas.

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  58. I bit my tongue and wanted to say no QO on 1st. Idiot Watson. And QO made yet another bad blocking pick-up. Thats why he sat last year.

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  59. The team with the better QB, i.e., the QB who makes the most plays, will nearly win.

    Our QB is very limited.

    We’ve only won this season when we had the better QB.

    BTW – this in-game stuff is tough to read….

    Go Pitt

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  60. Where is the football IQ Watson? Where? Anybody with a brain knew that Cuse would be ready for a QO running play. And you are behind for God’s sake!

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    1. I saw 45

      This offense is 0-10 in third down conversions vs cuse.

      Really???

      I want my season ticket money back.

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  61. Shut this program down and get Hockey. No conditioning, no fight, no heart.

    Its okay though we have Heather Lyke. Now that is scary.

    Can’t wait till Rockports loses by 85 to UNC.

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  62. I had to watch one more play – DiNuch missed a wide open receiver streaking over the middle.

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  63. If Browne out for year it is time for FR but not today as Nard gives 3rd and lower no snaps during year

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  64. Our defensive calls have been coming in late and not communicated well by the QB of the defense. Being we can’t tell who it is it appears the inmates are running the asylum.

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  65. This is still just a one-score game. Not over yet. Time for the coaching staff to show some savvy and the players to show some heart.

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  66. Navy -“time for the coaching staff to show some savvy”…..how and who? Watson is an idiot. I’d much rather have you with the headset on. 3rd down conversions – 0-10. Watson is a complete moron.

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  67. I’m as critical as the next guy and I’m far from optimistic about the staff, athletic department and administration.

    That said, I’d like to see a little less personal attacks toward these kids.

    Saying Davis would be better than Ollison is fine but do we have to attack the guy?

    Just one guy’s opinion..

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    1. Agree – player attacks are worse than being 0-10 in third down conversions.

      Shut up if you are calling out players in a negative tone.

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  68. Watson’s no genius for sure, but when your O lineman are being pancaked into the backfield, nothing works. Our HC with a TO that a midget league football coach would not have called.Hope he learns to be a HC someday. We sure don’t have to worry about losing him.

    Nice F ing kick!!

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  69. Anyone notice Narduzzi fist bumping and talking to Pickett after the Browne injury?

    Next man up may very well be KP duty.

    Jay, I see warts for PITT. but I see some a defense that is supposed to be the worst in college football history

    Kessman good again. PITT has not played a bad game today so far. You guys want it both ways. If they suck they anin’t showing it today.

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  70. OK Pitt – I give!! No heart. We can’t tackle. Their players never go down after the first or second hit. Unlike Olli who goes down when the wind blows.

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  71. Pittman posted “If Duzz has any balls there has to be a fake punt right now or we are in deep dodo.”

    Reverend, are you allowed that type of angst? 🙂

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  72. Ike, we are losing, the defense is giving up plays, how can you sugar coat the fact that this team is not good?

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  73. Ike – cuse is bad and Pitt is worse.

    Too bad teams trying to scratch out their 1st ACC win is hard to watch. The orange at least are now converting 3rd downs and fairly easy might I add.

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  74. How easy was that?

    Turn out the lights – the Panthers are done.

    Embarrassing to say the least.

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  75. Roc2. Narduzzi’ guys are coming. I swear. Haha. Potato Paul is only reason Narduzzi won 8 games.

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  76. watson is a moron.

    conklin is a moron.

    can anybody on the staff teach tackling? apparently not.

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  77. Wow….Oklahoma lost at home to Iowa St. How bad is Ohio St. then? The pedos will be #3 on Monday.

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  78. To win another game this year we are going to have to break 30. And I don’t see this offense getting over 30 on anyone.

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  79. UPitt is right – whether any of us likes it or not. BOT and Chancellor not interested in football, unqualified AD, horrible coaching, no coordinator accountability, poor recruiting…..all leads to this. I don’t know how I can disagree with anything UPitt has been saying all year.

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  80. Horrible use of TO’s.

    We have no offensive threats on the field right now – nothing will change coming out of the TO.

    Probably a run wide and lose a few yards. Seems to be the usual call from our OC in this situation.

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  81. More bad coaching..

    Why take time out? Don’t put Pickett in, either. Run ONE play in the wildcat with Henderson, Whitehead or any of the MANY ex-QB’s on the roster.

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  82. MacVittie mustn’t be anywhere near ready to play if Pickett is next in line. No red shirt to burn there.

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  83. MacVittie is clearly never going to see the field at QB. They would rather burn a TO than have him hand off for one play. ????

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  84. I knew Max wouldn’t make it through this game.

    Narduzzi is stealing.

    Like I said Pitt will cover with a garbage TD.

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  85. Crow meet plate for me. Have to admit that was a good run and he didn’t fall over his feet. Have to give credit where due.

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  86. Watch we will get close to winning and have no time outs. Narduzzi shows his accumen again. Haha.

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  87. Whitehead is unstoppable on offense. Very good on defense. Let him play offense and bring him in on D on passing play & 3rd downs only.

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  88. Good to see some fight left on the offense side. Let’s see if the defense can do something….

    Whitehead needs to play offense. Our defense is just too bad with or without him. Have to outscore people.

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    1. LOL – why would Pitt do that (sarcastic)?

      This loss feels worse than most. I think it drives home to me how much the admin could care less.

      2-10 will drive fans even further away. I’d rather golf than go to homecoming.

      Duzz has to be kicking himself for hiring Watson.

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    1. He already looks better than anyone else we have at QB. He got that early snap and fired a strike for a completion. Start him the rest of this lost year so he’s not green when we play the pedos next year.

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  89. Burn a redshirt with 2 seconds left?
    Thats an executive decision.
    Like: demolishing pitt stadium
    Reducing Jamie’s buyout.
    Bobble heads
    Fanta.
    Pre-season hotel rooms.

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  90. I guess, at least, KP starts for now on? The worst part of this game – other than having to watch it – was the coaching. Pathetic. Will not listen to the Presser – already heard it. “Boy, I tell ya, the kids worked their tails off”….”WE had them in position to make plays, they just have to learn how to make them”….blah, blah.

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      1. Helmet came off. The question I ask, why did he throw a 13 pass when a Hail Mary pass wins the game?

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  91. Why does everyone seem to have bigger, faster, stronger guys than us (except Rice)?? I thought we were recruiting speed??

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  92. Well, we lost to a really good team.
    We were close.
    That darn injury bug bit us too many times.
    Saw a lot of positives for the future.
    We’re still oh so young.
    I think we can turn this around.
    We still have good leadership.
    We’re bringing in a boatload of talent next year.
    We only lose two seniors on defense.
    And on it goes…….

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      1. Sarcasm.

        These are the lines we will hear the rest of the season from the zealots who should take a seat at Western Psych

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    1. Well pittofdreams since you haven’t seen Pickett yet you really don’t know what he’s got in him do you?

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  93. I saw more bad coaching decisions in the 2nd half than I’ve ever saw for an entire game and I’m pausing to remember some of Potato Paul’s blunderous game decisions.

    Wow and I missed the 1st half – had to be a few there as well.

    Pitt should have and could have hired a HC with HC-I got experience and they did not.

    I’m sick of Pitt football.

    Later…

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  94. So Nard uses a Timeout…..(which we could have used at the end)…so that he didn’t burn Pickett’s Redshirt.

    THEN HE BURNS IT ANYWAY ! ( SEE THE DUCK ABOVE)

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    1. Narduzzi probably did not want to seem like he was not attempting to win. ??? All these calls for Pickett to play/start are going to have so much more legitimacy now…especially if Browne’s injury is indeed serious.

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  95. Pitt is the Pirates of college football. Had a couple really good years-didn’t win championships and now back to reality

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  96. This game told me everything
    Pitt could not establish the running game; backs and line suck
    Pitt has no secondary, nobody on D can make a tackle
    Pitt has no QB, maybe Kenny is the next Dan Marino?
    Pitt has terrible coaches, you cant name me 1 that is worth their pay
    Pitt is Crap and SOP
    The only way the BoT will listen is to show up at their ‘secret’ meetings, write letters, boycott, refuse donations and buying merchandise
    Pitt has become a bottom feeder in football…the program that is supposed to support all other programs

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  97. First let may make my apologies to IKE, I was dead wrong Pitt played much better than I expected against Dungey.—–As far as burning the RED SHIRT what’s the difference since Browne is likely lost for the season and Pickette may or may not be the #1 QB at this time. We know he’s at least the backup so it make no difference when they play him this year. He will get a lot of playing with the greater part of the season still in front of us. I say start him since I’ve been saying this from before the season began.

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  98. Worst coaching day in the three years for Duzz and he needs to look squarely at the Offense and the offensive coaching staff. 3 guys whiffed and Browne is done then on a 3 man front DiNucci gets sacked. PATHETIC

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  99. If he was going to burn a redshirt, perhaps he could have done so with more than two seconds left.

    Hope Max gets his MBA and enjoyed his time playing ball at Pitt.
    He’s a spectator now, like each of us.

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  100. I plan on sending Narduzzi a special Texas samich
    I find the main ingredient laying on a pasture where longhorns graze
    Its the perfect taste for this season

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  101. Pitt WIIL be laughed at all week on talk radio shows – maybe even ESPN tv.

    Duzz really choked today with poor decision after poor decision.

    Stallings is grinning from ear to ear right now – some of the fan heat will be deflected for a few weeks.

    Wake up call for Duzz – nah!

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  102. Flanagan and Ollison were totally clueless and now Browne career over. Our “Stellar” line can’t pass block a 3 man rush which leads to a sack and burnt redshirt. Horrible-Watson and Peterson should be let go tomorrow

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  103. Pod,
    Dinnuci is not very good I’m not sure what you see. He has no pocket presence and he is not fast enough to escape pressure. He is more of a competitor I’ll give you that.

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  104. Really this team is horrendous. Don’t really want to see them in some garbage no-name bowl to lose to a Sun Belt team.

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    1. You won’t – there aren’t 3 or 4 games on the schedule that this coaching staff can win.

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  105. Well that didn’t take long – Everyone from Yahoo sports to Foxsports is laughing at Pitt for burning a redshirt one play at the end.

    Every week the same – this coaching staff somehow embarrasses themselves over and over again.
    My God – what a )(&( show.

    Can’t wait for the following: 1. Narduzzi’s BS filled presser 2. DiNucci or Browne playing the rest of the year and Pickett never seeing the field again in 2017. Because these coaches are that idiotic.

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  106. I agree it was a bad decision to call the time out to put DiNucci back in the game. A complete waste since Browne is likely done for the year and Pickette looks like the only back up Narduzzi wants to insert in the game. With the greater part of the season still ahead of us Pickette will undoubtable be used quite a bit though out this season. Hence there was absolutely no need to burn that time out at that time.

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    1. When he was going to put Pickett in the game during the timeout, my thought was that KP will be playing QB the rest of the year if he can handle it. BD is not the answer and MB is done. Reed said he is the best of the QB’s on the team. I am looking forward to the next game to see if KP plays and if so how he looks.

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  107. Screw it-play Pickett the rest of the year unless you fear him getting carted off the field after our line attempts the matador blocking style against NCST

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  108. At some point this season someone will be clambering for Pitt to sign Duzz to an extension before Michigan State snags him.

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  109. Hey, this is what some of you wanted: The real chance to see Pickett get some playing time. No one will actually genuinely predict this, but how interesting it would be if PITT gets another 8-5 season (but this time after starting 2-4) with the QB of the future shining as the QB of the present.

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  110. POD…as I recall you were a big Voytik fan. DiNucci has his limitations also. I say let’s go with Pickett. Hopefully his charge will go better than his namesake from 150 or so years ago.

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  111. My disheartening guess is that all assistants return.

    And boy, that Charlie Partridge return is really working out. Our D-line is a bunch of marshmallows

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  112. The good news is that we will now get a good look at what Pickette has to offer for Pitt going forward. He will get much needed playing time to sharpen his skills for next season. I’m actually quite anxious to watch Pitt football for the remainder of this season hoping that now Pickette will get the opportunity to show case his talent for us all to witness.

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    1. Right…at least Bill Murray got to spend almost eternity with Andie McDowell….we got Heather & Otis (stallings)

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  113. Man, are you guys rough on me…. That’s not a question fellow’s 🙂

    With little time to dissect: IN MY OPINION! << pay attention to this

    PITT played a respectable game

    Losing Browne? Maybe not the worst thing

    Dinucci losing his helmet? Maybe not the worst thing

    Weah had the ball stripped from him and you guys can go into denial all you want.

    Matthews dropped a ball he should have caught.

    The PITT defense represented as well. That was the #5 passing offense in the country.

    Here’s one you guys won’t like, Maddox played well today.

    AJ Davis looked slow on the few plays he ran with no room provided by the O-Line.

    The O-Line is really terrible.

    PITT is not good enough to play sloppy football, still making bad mistakes.

    Syracuse had 3 or maybe 4 penalties with 12 men on the field. Bad coaching happens.

    Syracuse was the team that 90% of you expected to kick the schitt out of PITT today. After PITT plays them tough??? Syracuse now sucks.

    PITT scores and the POV goes silent.

    Syracuse scores and the woodwork break wide open.

    You all know what comes out of the woodwork? right?

    I wrote this comment with tongue in cheek mostly. I refuse to cry over spilled milk! . . .Your POV friend ike

    H2P!

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    1. You need mother f ing Therapy and a non yinzer life coach. You could eat sh&t sandwich and say it tastes good. God Bless America.

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      1. Was this response necessary and/or typed by a calm, intellectual thought process? The man is a POVer and not some crazed lunatic foaming at the mouth. Stay casual Barlow.

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  114. PITT is going to innovate the new three is better system. They will be pioneers of the three-quarterback system. They will also pioneer the three defensive players as leading rushers system.

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      1. Yeah – this coaching staff embarrassed Mac by making bonehead decisions twice on national TV for all to see –

        Mac saves Pitt one needed TO and then late in the game Mac saves Pitt the redshirt of Pickett.

        It’s not rocket science…

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  115. Pitt football and this team have no identity. No swagger. No toughness. No attitude.

    Can’t stand watching them anymore.

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  116. I stopped watching at halftime. Came back for the sad ending.

    Next Week – New QB – Pickett, Get ready son, You will start the next six games. Next Week – New RB – Davis. Get ready son, you will start the next six games. Next Week – New OL Carter, Morgan and any center other than a walkon redshirt. Get ready sons, it is your time.Next Week – WR – Lopes, Weah, Mathews – Get ready sons, play with heart.

    Defense Next Week – New CB’s Mathis, Campbell. NEW LB’s – Safeties with heart. New Safety Ford, get ready son. Give them all 6 games to see if they can do it. DL – Patrick Jones – You have heart, you will play.

    New DC next week and New OC. Please don’t have him turn and hand it off all game to protect him. Let them Play.

    New AD next week and New BoT…and Chancellor – Embarrassed athletically and slightly above average academically.

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  117. I, for one, am glad Pickett’s redshirt is gone. Browne is now history. Start Pickett next week – this season is gone. Get Pickett precious experience for 6 games and get ready for next year now. It would be FOOLISH to do anything else. The Nutch is a steady backup QB but not a D1 starter. Pickett must start for the rest of the season.

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    1. I agree and am an Ike fan. Being optimistic is not a crime but rather just a passionate fan who loves his team. Mon-Pappy-Ton is a good man.

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  118. Defense is improving , we only gave up 500 yards of offense today. Keep up the good work Conklin and Hill.

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  119. Ike,
    Wish I lived close so we could light up your smoker and enjoy a great meal together and forget about this game tonight!

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  120. Good – J. Whitehead rushing the FB – 7 carries for 73 yards, 1 TD and 1 two point conversion.

    Bad – Little Q with -2 APY’s.

    Ugly – Pitt coaching and 2nd half decisions with the game on the line. My thoughts right now bout my alma mater.

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  121. Hey, at least Pitt isn’t Tennessee.

    Wait, didn’t they beat GT early in the year. Maybe Pitt is worse than Tennessee…

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  122. I’m good rkb, For the record, NO!!! I’m not happy PITT lost today.

    They need a few things,

    Time
    Experience
    Patience
    and by that, I’m talking about the players AND the coaches!! ……………… I have bigger problems to worry about than a PITT football loss! . . .ike

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  123. If I cancel my season tickets for next year, the thought is I can use that money for golf lessons and more rounds on the course.

    The entertainment value of Pitt football evaporated today. Disappointment happens in sports, but there should also be a chance for great joy.

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  124. I’d love to see Pickett but he’s going out there behind a crappy O line,no run game, receivers who drop many balls,no exceptional TE and a defense so bad that you have to score 30+ points. Not an ideal situation

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  125. Emotions aside, the d is definitely getting better. Now that the red shirt is off you need to start him. I believe we can still get to a bowl and we’re going to knock someone off that we’re not supposed to.

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  126. I hope my NC State doesn’t call me in the upcoming week. I see like 700 yards of offense for them and a very painful Homecoming.

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  127. Pittman and others. Always welcome, the mats in front of all my doors states that clearly!

    At this point in my life I just can’t go off the hook with all the knee jerk reactions…. and hell…. maybe there is still a place in my heart that I want to go off?

    Don’t even suggest I’ve got all grown up because we all know that ain’t true…… You bunch of pricks… Love You All. . . . .ike

    I All I Got
    I All I Need . . . . . . 🙂 . . . 🙂

    H2P!

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    1. Yes do get a little hot sometimes during the games but remind myself I can’t do anything about it. You have to take the lumps. I have watched every game and will the rest of them. I am a Pitt fan and will remain so even when they lose.

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  128. Misplaced my cocaine. I at least look at where we are now from where we were earlier in the season. Believe me I was swearing at the TV, but I’ll take a positive away from the game.

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  129. Pressure is really on wwb now. He had guaranteed that Pitt’s wouldn’t finish in 100s in defense. 500 yards today. 365 in the air. Pitt dominated statistically but only lost by 3.

    Can’t believe they burned the Pickett redshirt with 2 seconds left in the game and 85 yards to go. Wow.

    This team can’t put an entire game together unless it’s Rice.

    On the plus side Pitt’s kicking game was strong today.

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    1. Nard must have forgot he burned a much needed Timeout, to save Pickett’s Redshirt earlier in the game.

      And what is it with Pitt and equipment ? Usually it’s the wrong shoes we have own. Now it’s helmets that pop off with almost regularity. You got to have a sense of humor to watch Pitt football all these years.

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      1. I think a PITT POVert was over there serving as equipment manager. Maybe DiNucci is conspiring with all the let’s see Pickett play fans as well. Helmet off, we almost saw Pickett play. If it first you don’t succeed…

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  130. What’s the positive?? We lost and gave up huge chunks of yardage again. It seems people think we are improving when the other qb doesn’t have record setting day against us..

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  131. I think Erie Express is the only one who gets it… sure the kids have to execute, but how can the defense stop anyone when they were on the field the entire game? what was the offense 1/11 on 3rd downs? half of them had to be carried off the field. You run a jet sweep on 3rd and 1? Personal and playing are horrendous. Texas obviously knew that… on a good note we might have all three top All-American spots for Kicker (Kessman) Punter (Winslow) and return man (Henderson.) haha best special teams Pitt has ever had!

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  132. Ike – love your positive attitude. But, beyond a couple kids, (Whitehead, Ford, Weah (maybe)) this team has bottom rung D1 talent. They look soft, slow and unable to block and tackle – It’s BECAUSE they can’t, they aren’t good enough and won’t be. What makes them look even worse is horrendous coaching. Poor preparation, horrible in game management, poor play calling, lack of strength and conditioning, etc. That is the sad and undeniable truth. Someone asked way back earlier, “why does every team on TV seem to have bigger, faster, stronger athletes than Pitt?”….Because they do. We don’t have enough good players and it doesn’t look like we have enough on the way.

    Look, all I want is to be a college football fan and look forward to Saturday once in a while. Pitt has stripped that from me for 30 years.

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  133. Reed had house guests and had to watch the game in a restaurant with two other guys so I wasn’t about to be rude and get on my phone or on the blog to comment during the game.

    Obviously I’ll have a lot to say in the podcast tomorrow. Again we gave up 365 yards passing with two touchdowns; our line play was not as bad as before but it was bad.

    Our coaching is horrible.

    The only good thing that the day was that we got to see Kenny Pickett play and we saw what his arm is like on that last pass the only one he’s thrown so far but that was a strike right where it should be and you’re going to see a lot more of him.

    I’m going to say this now I told you all over the offseason that MacVittie that he was not going to be in the quarterback rotation and it is true. I doubt he’s going to be on the roster come next year and think he’s going to transfer out.

    Oh, and one last thing…our football team sucks.

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    1. That’s pretty evident Reed. Maybe they’ll make MacVittie a Linebacker. Everyone else has been ! 🙂

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    2. I like Duzz but he blames players but not coaches? then I can’t stand it that the media won’t ask tough questions. Oh and you definitely called it with Pickett.

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  134. Here’s an exercise for some of you.. Go back and read your predictions for this game in yesterdays article and today’s.

    I think most felt this game wouldn’t be as close as it turned out but now most are totally in shock. What?

    I go back to the pass to Weah that was clearly broken up by the defender (Bradshaw). << he got his hand in there and stripped the ball.

    I confess, I’m clearly jaded in how I view a PITT game, it’s about time some of you do the same. ike

    H2P!

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    1. Ike – yeah, I humbly picked Pitt to win by 10 points 35-25.

      I guess the O let me down? Or is that OC? Or the CE-O? Or O’Canada? Or the zer-O time outs left in crunch time?

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  135. Someone alluded to this above about Narduzzi’s contract. To think I bought into the hype on some blogs about needing to offer him a million dollar raise to keep him from bolting next year…. What a moron I was for believing that point may have been valid. UPitt talks about selling cars on Route 51 – I think that may be more his speed after this debacle….

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  136. Why should we be jaded?? That’s the problem. For the past 35 years people have been making excuses for the football program look at the standings, we are bottom feeders. What is positive about that??

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  137. REED!! so glad to hear you weren’t stuck in traffic all day coming to the PITT game. I assume you were dining with Inoke ?

    365 yards passing yards given up? I was told it was 2,500 yards given up today?

    Pretty sure that MissingWlat hit on almost all of his predictions. The Nootch, (the one in Texas) you need to keep the faith as I know you always do! . . . . ike

    H2P!

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  138. I concede, there is no point in being positive tonight. 35 years ago has lots to do with this coaching staff and this PITT football team??

    I guess we all see what we want to see? That makes me sad in a way.

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    1. Ike – be careful if Pitt FB makes you sad. It is just a game. If you want to be mad about Pitt FB, well that is probably more healthy.

      Entertainment should be just that – I prefer to enjoy how I spend my entertainment $’s. Today, I am seriously considering making changes.

      Now if Watson is removed as Pitt’s OC on Monday or DC Conklin, then my consideration will be influenced greatly.

      Make it a great rest of your weekend –

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  139. It was close as expected. But Santa didnt deliver.

    This game was really on the coaches…shuffle passes, ill timed jet sweeps, etc (and dont get me started on burning Kenny’s redshirt). Conversions on 3rd down…just 1? Couldnt sustain any drives. The D was on the field for too long.

    Our line is horrible. Our RB’s are not very good. And we still have no QB. No leadership.

    Our D is o.k (average) and would actually be good if they knew how to tackle. But our D got pushed around too much.

    Kicking game is very good though…1 positive.

    Transition year yes. But what a fall-off from last year.

    I just dont think anyone on the BoT is concerned what this year and another one like this year can do to a program. Football pays the bills and this program is nowhere close to being respectable. Its regressing fast.

    Our front porch looks really bad right now Gallagher…dont you think? Do you care? Do you plan on doing anything about it?

    Your samich is in the mail Heather, Gallagher and Narduzzi. I hope you enjoy the taste and smell.

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  140. If MacVittie leaves, big deal. Pitt needs playes to bolt just to match its current commitment list and others who’ll be added. Whitehead should go pro and get the hell out of this program. Briggs and Motley need to go.

    Both coordinators and Peterson need the boot. The running backs coach is a joke also.

    How great was Idowu on third down having his back to the QB as Dungy ran for a first and then some. Let’s put to bed being smart in the classroom correlates to the football field.

    Pine’s late hit was a BS call, but these players learn nothing and surely that won’t be the last time it happens.

    I’m ready for the Pickett era to begin but no doubt this staff will start Ben next week. It needs to be a quick hook next week. Maybe if his helmet comes off again Narduzzi will tell him that is it and stay off the field.

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    1. Austin – when the helmet comes off, the Duzz burns a TO or a redshirt.

      I saw it today – really.

      He should have put MacV in – but instead he embarrassed the young man, the university and Pitt FB.

      Yes, he did.

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  141. Paint it anyway you want, the Coaching is really bad. Other teams flat out tell you they know exactly what to expect. I wish they would eliminate halftime because we make no adjustments, and the other teams take away the one new wrinkle we do have.

    I could care less about the redshirt. If you have a competent staff you would recruit over this kid in two years. My original 4-8 looks overly optimistic.

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    1. Joe – you knew Pitt would lose to cuse today. But be honest, did you really think our coaching staff would handicap the team as much as they did?

      Things lyke 2 touches for QH.

      Tosses and sweeps called on short yardage situations with no gains and even numerous losses, over and over.

      Poorly used TO’s.

      Only 7 touches for JW who has averaged over 10 yards per carry in 2017.

      Calling a 13 yard pass to end the game, down 3 points deep in Pitt’s territory.

      I could go on, and I only watched the 2nd half. But I won’t…

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  142. Kessman bailed Watson and Duzz out with 9 points today. Without those long FG’s Pitt scores 2 TD’s

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  143. EE and others. What makes me sad is that PITT fans want to still look out that rear view mirror. This PITT football team went up to Syracuse and played a decent game. This team and coaches are young and learning.

    PITT lost, I can deal with that. << they are super young

    Didn’t Syracuse want to win this game as well?

    Almost everyone on the POV predicted PITT to lose this game and yet isn’t ironic I’m one of the few that is not all that upset about the loss? << This is where I’m coming from.

    I get the message board and blog thingie and so complain as you will. I’ll muddle through the week and get my game face on for next week because that is what I do. As the saying goes… You can’t keep a good man down! . . . .ike 🙂

    H2P!

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    1. Ike….Pitt fans are just furious. Another wasted season….mediocre recruiting and equal coaching. We all deserve better. There is no silver lining and we all know it. The POVis a way to take out our frustrations. The time is coming though where many of us will just not care any more…..and it is coming fast. Homecoming next week will just be brutal and we all know it.

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  144. “Our D is ok (average)… we were ranked 103 at the start of the game, playing a team that lost to Middle Tennessee State.
    Last year, we were ranked 101 defensively.
    If Narduzzi is anything, he is consistent.

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  145. If Narduzzi was coaching at a school that cared you would see him fire OC and DC and or the School firing him.

    Heather Lyke is worried about her yellow blouse and giving bs trophies away at the 50
    Yard line. She is grossy inadequate.

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  146. We are a hot mess. Funny part is I think Narduzzi sleeps just fine at night. He has no worries that he will have to answer to anyone. At most serious football schools there would be a sit down with the AD considering last years d and the performance of this years squad. No one is saying fire him, but he should answer to someone.

    I really am not upset at the record as I thought we would only get 4 wins or so. I am very disappointed at the lack of progress the COACHES are making. I have no idea if there is a really quality coach on the staff. Heck, he wants more money for assistants, OK, then get some decent ones!

    Is Heather up there to it?? We are now officially a soccer school!!

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  147. At no time has the administration or the BOT announced, through their actions: WE WISH TO BE RELEVANT.
    The real buffoons are the fans, giving a rats ass when those who matter at Pitt do not.

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  148. Its how you lose games that matters more than how you win
    This team has no leadership or chemistry at this point
    And I dont think the coaches know what to do
    I’m doing my best to smell the roses but I get a big stench of that cow pasture
    Next week is Homecoming and I dont think free Fantas will save the day
    Tough for any fan to hang in there at this point
    Time to watch Pitt mens soccer and womens volleyball
    Just think when this season is over, you have Rockports and basketball to look forward to

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  149. This from PSN – “Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi announced after the game that Moss is suspended indefinitely.”

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  150. The saddest part is how far we have fallen behind our two rivals. PSU killed us this years, and the Hoopies would have beat us worse. Just really can’t understand how we can be so consistently incompetent.

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  151. Looks like Nard Dog is no better than Wanny at controlling his players. Wanny got fired for that remember. The BoT is all about a clean image. So we have a coach that cant recruit, cant coach and cant control his players? And we pay him $1.8M per year. I’d rather spend the money on Fantas.

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  152. Ya, Bertke was my “boy”… compared to Voytik who couldn’t keep a starting job at Arkansas State.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but believe you might have been one of the MANY forgiving Voytik fans on the Blather.

    Seriously, how about for once coming up with something on your own.

    A little harder than REPEATEDLY coming at me for daring to think that Voytik was so OVER-rated that Bertke… or somebody… deserved at least a shot to show what they could do.

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  153. And by the way, Zeise should only play special teams. I had hopes he might develop, but……..

    Also, I think the coach that needs replaced the most is the S&C guy. Boy, do we look small and weak!

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  154. My prediction was a Pitt touchdown away from being great.

    Couldn’t see the game because the feeds were unusable, but thanks for the recommendations to try them….just cost me a computer with multiple infections to try them – LOL!!!

    Funny reading the thread here and seeing the flow of comments wax and wane with Pitt’s bits of success and just like Ike mentions, quiet with Pitt doing well and piranhas when they are failing.

    Not sure I want to watch the game but I am sure I won’t see the same one that I saw narrated here. We aren’t a good team but……oh, nevermind, no one cares.

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    1. You have to have Ghostery and every other pop-up blocker along with a good antivirus & Malwarebytes to use those links. I use them with impunity.

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  155. FYI POVers… Pitt’s ex-Coach who according to many of you could NOT Recruit, Dress or Speak English… takes his UNDEFEATED Wisconsin Badgers back on the field tonight at 8:00 on National TV.

    Just in case you had nothing better to do than think how good it might be with Narduzzi next year!

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    1. He couldnt do any of those things POD. But he could recruit Oline and the world revolves around that and some skilled players.

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    2. If Potato Paul was still at Pitt he would only have 2 wins. His assistants are recruiting for Wisconsin…

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  156. Our O line and D line gets pushed all over. No toughness or strength. We’re a college in the Steel City but we play like a team in the Talcum Powder City. Well after this butt spanking, the players will need some powder.

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  157. But Paulie is in a much better situation in Wisky. His AD is Barry and is supportive. Their BoT cares about football. He’s not set up to fail. Imagine if those monkeys were off Nard Dogs back. I cant pin the blame all on Narduzzi. He did inherit Chrysts O-line recruits…they are playing today. But what good coach would ever want to coach at Pitt. Its no better a gig than BC or Butgers.

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  158. You’ve just got to shake your head at Ike..

    He says, “Hey you all expected Pitt to get crushed. So, you should be happy we kept it close.”

    Interesting point of view.

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  159. Moss a Nard recruit? Probably just having a pregame joint. Could it be that Nard doesn’t want anyone on staff who has a bigger ego than his? Burning questions. Will Pickett start or will Nard screw that up too and waste his RS when he could have run Whitehead on a wildcat and gained more? Why the heck is Zeise still playing? He is the original Invisible Man. How can your leading rusher out of the backfield be a defensive back? Who are these bertke and voytik fellows? Will Upitt show up to accept an award from Heather?.
    Are there really Pedders on the BOT and are they happy?

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    1. All certainly good and reasonable questions that need answered 🙂

      We know why Zeise is playing don’t we ?

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  160. Upitt: “Damn! My house is on fire.”

    Ike: “You’re looking at it all wrong, upitt. Look at all the free charcoal you’ll have for your smoker!”

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  161. How bout cow pie samiches as a special treat for homecoming next week at the concessions. I’m sure prinantis could whip something up. That way everyone knows the taste and smell of our program. I’m sure Heather would endorse it.

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  162. Dan, I get all that. To make it clear I’m as frustrated as all of you. Seems like I’m not but what would over-reacting do for me or the PITT football team. << They are very young. but wait until next year!! 🙂 I’ll never think I know more than college football head coach does and why should I? You do make great points though.

    Jay, please, did you read anywhere when I said I was happy? I wear a PITT football team loss on my sleeve. Man I must be high on second hand-smoke or having some bad flashbacks? I sure as hell am never happy with PITT losing any day of the week! ….especially on Saturdays! .. Thursday, Fridays ….etc…

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  163. The role of good coaching can be huge. A couple of years ago my son was involved in a regional little league tournament that is a pretty big deal here. The coach was a former D1 baseball player I think and he ran the practices like it was life or death. He had me charting every pitch in practice and every at bat for every player. He did deep dives into statistics with ten year olds!!!

    The heat was oppressive yet he expected max effort and MAX mental engagement for every minute of every practice. My son improved more in two weeks than he had achieved in the prior three years of little league. In the games, he strategized about pitch count and which pitcher to burn or not burn. He knew (through my charting) which kid could throw a strike and which kid couldn’t.

    I realtime during the games he had me pouring through stats to get the best match ups available. I’m not sure our team was the best, but they kicked butt in the tournament. The role of the that guy was pivotal – he made every kid better… He used his brain to find the best match ups. He made in game adjustments that worked. FOR TEN YEAR OLDS – in an unpaid position.

    Who can honestly say that Narduzzi and his staff are doing as well. Because he closes practices, on of us have a clue how good or how bad the game preparation is… The in game adjustments are simply not happening.

    The Pitt fan base deserves better….

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  164. Narduzzi made the correct call to use a time out when Ben’s helmet came off.

    He did not know at that point in time that Browne would be out for several weeks. He did know later on, hence why Pickett went in at the end.

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    1. This assessment would be most reasonable with what unfolded. However, I think from the viewpoint of fans, the thought is that someone other than Pickett could have been put in and thereby spared a timeout. Even if MacVittie’s migration down the depth chart was not a secret, he is still on the sidelines with a headset on at times.

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  165. Here’s what I regret most. I regret Wanny wasn’t a better game coach, and more than that I regret Foge couldn’t make the transition from great coordinator to great head coach. I think what we have now is an arrogant Carl DePasqua.

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    1. lol there’s a trivia answer from the past. Who was Pitt HC between Dave Hart and Johnny Majors ?
      And the is answer is ………….

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      1. Defensively not. Rice is probably the worst team in Conf USA outside of UTEP and Charlotte, who’d been playing D1 football for 2 or 3 years.

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  166. Cuse got their revenge. We missed play after play. I predicted 9-4 and I am still alive. HAHA.

    Can we beat NCST? You never know until they play.

    I guess Browne done.

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  167. Hey POV brothers and PITT fans. Look forward, nothing to see back there at this point.

    I get all the frustration, I feel it too. You guys miss that point. I hurt when PITT loses. I just quit throwing things and swearing at the TV. << That’s not totally true.

    If you need to vent this is the place.. and if you need to yell and carry on put it one me…… I can take it!!

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    1. The POV community is a disparate group with different perceptions about what the problem is. I for one think that the recruits since PN took over are not the problem. They are young. College football is mainly about seniors (and quarterbacks and PN did not get recruit a good one his first two years (first year there weren’t any available when he came on the scene). We have so few seniors so PN is at a huge disadvantage. But what I just said is about being good. A college team without seniors can be mediocre especially with good recruits. But Pitt stinks. And the reason it stinks is because of the coaching staff. I was blinded to this truth by our success the last two years. Now I can see clearly. If you don’t have seniors and you have bad coaching your team will be less than mediocre. Syracuse is not good and we could not beat them. Reason: Bad coaching. Really bad coaching. Maybe next year we can be mediocre again. Can’t wait. Not.

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  168. pittofdreams, that’s a little off the charts as Narduzzi moved O’Neill from TE to O-Line? << He has a clue.

    Dintino, Aston and Herndon moving all around while the young guys get all grown up and experienced.

    Whitehead and Maddox playing both sides of the ball. Maybe you should be the head coach since your no good at being a knowledgeable PITT fan

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  169. One last thought on Narduzzi….you cannot run up and down the sideline ranting and raving constantly, screaming at officials and cheering on players and have your head in the game. These are not behaviors of a Head Coach….butof an assistant.

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  170. ^^Boy Dan, do I agree with you there!! Narduzzi is still young as a head coach and he better read the book on head coaching real soon. Don’t need a batter head head running this team. Lean on Charlie, Patty. . . .no songs.

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  171. and someone here remind me, did we actually beat Clemson a little less than a year ago? and PSUcks a little more than a year?
    EE?

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    1. tvax1 – good questions, because think about what is missing from last year’s team –

      Leadership on the player side – Peterman, Conner, Biz, Price, Galambos, Caprara

      Leadership within the offensive coaching staff – Canada

      The leaders named above played a key role in beating clemscum and psu.

      Who are the leaders on this current Pitt team?

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  172. They should forfeit the rest of the games, go into the weight room and come out in August.
    Seriously though, I really do question the S&C coach.

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  173. Narduzzi is just not a good head coach. Sure, he has his moments but this team (players) lack fire and don’t seem ready to be successful. It’s almost like they’re hoping to win instead of just going after it and giving it their all.

    Our recruiting is going to go down hill and the Jordan Whitehead’s of the world will be be few and far between.

    How about going for broke and try do shake things up and get these young men excited about what they’re trying to accomplish?

    Lost my optimism for this year and this coaching staff. I will continue to root for these young men but they deserve better leadership.

    HTP!

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  174. We are being outscored 91-53 in the second half of games this year. Is it the lack of, or ineffective, halftime adjustments by coaching staff? Is it the S&C? Is it just that the team is young and doesn’t know how to finish? Is it lack of leadership? I’m guessing all of the above.

    Where to go from here? Something has to change – status quo not getting it done. Hope is not a strategy.

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  175. Stoops.
    If i was Heather, I’d put down the diet Fanta after a rub – Did u know i run 5 miles a day? – and ask Mr. ex-Oklahoma coach what it would take to come to Pitt,

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  176. Hey I just recruited our future star TB at Pitt. Kid is only 16 but he’s leading the Char-Meck 5A league in yards per carry.

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  177. A strong AD could really put the fear of God into the Duzz, as the bloom is off the rose and he’s no longer a hot commodity. Really wish Mark May was the AD.

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    1. Well we do have a pretty weak Senior class, don’t we. The juniors don’t appear to be too hot either.

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      1. Narduzzi dismissed two of the senior class and a third is out for the season.

        I know some don’t think much of Maddox but he hasn’t been a problem. Idowu is having a good season. Not sure what’s up with the offensive linemen, but they have all played better in past years.

        So two Chryst classes are behind all this? Chyst didn’t have the advantages that Narduzzi has had with staff size, compensation, quality of facilities or the use of a private jet.

        Narduzzi is in his third season. Narduzzi could have recruited over any of these guys by now. However he has elected to retain them, in some cases find new positions for them, coach them and play them. Besides, some of those juniors and seniors are his alone (Edwards, Hendrix and Browne).