Well, the time has rolled around again for the Pitt football staff to put their best feet forward and host their annual National Letter of Intent (LOI) Signing Day event this year on Feb 7th, 2018.
Even though some of the signing drama that existed on past LOI Days doesn’t exist much now that we have a early signing period in December – it is still great fun to watch Narduzzi and the position coaches talk about the individual recruits and what they anticipate for the kids while they are at Pitt.
For instance the 2013 LOI Day event was when the staff said they were going to play Conner at running back rather than at Defensive End as he was being recruited by other teams to play. BTW – he was only offered by Pitt, Ohio, Bowling Green, Toledo, YSU and Eastern Michigan!
I like these events as it is an afternoon and evening of meeting other Pitt fans and talking about Pitt football smack in the middle of the off-season doldrums.
Here is the article we had last year about what we POV’ers did at the event... we met at Bettis’ at 3:30 for a few drinks then over to Heinz’s North Club Room for the event itself. We really had a lot of fun last year so let’s do it again. As always the first round or two is on me…
This is the official RSVP Link… (Although if you just show up I’m sure you won’t get turned away… but RSVP anyway)
So and again, The Pitt recruiting class of 2018’s Pitt National Letter Of Intent Day (NLOI) that will held be at Heinz Field with free parking in the Gold Lot. (You can RSVP through the link above).
I will be hosting a cocktail hour before the official start of the event. Meet me and other POV’ers at Jerome Bettis’ Grille 36 between 3:30 – 5:00 pm. Possibly earlier depending how long my drive up from Maryland takes.
At around 5 o’clock we’ll mosey over to the North Club at Heinz Field to do the football coaching staff ‘meet and greet’ that Pitt puts on before the more formal 6:00 pm talks and PowerPoint shows by the position coaches talking about the kids from the 2018 recruiting class they will have under their care. That lasts about an hour or so then if we feel like it we can have another few back at Bettis’ Grille.
I’ll actually be staying overnight at the Renaissance Inn right there at Heinz so if anyone wants to keep painting the town blue and gold afterward I’m up for that also.
Plus, we may meet up with Inoke Breckterfield again – we are old friends and go way back to the Islands…
Later on I’ll throw up a poll to see who will make it – much like the Spring Game this is the only real Pitt football-related activity for fans for a long time so take advantage…