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 an 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 expect from the kids while they are at Pitt.  Hopefully they will spring some last-minute Blue-Chip surprises on us!


For instance the 2013 LOI Day event was when the staff said they were going to play Conner at running back and not 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.

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 below).

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.

This is Pitt’s official RSVP Link… (Although if you just show up I’m sure you won’t get turned away… but RSVP anyway)

I’ll actually be staying overnight at the Residence 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…


Folks – much like the Spring Game this is the only real Pitt football-related activity for fans for a long time so take advantage…

23 thoughts on “Roll Call: LOI Day Festivities

    1. LOL, Ike. Wasn’t Tanaka a wrestler? I haven’t thought about Studio Wrestling in years. Bill Cardill and “Who can?” “American!” Pie Trainer. – Hobie

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  1. It’s crazy but my wife really enjoys the LOI event. We plan to stop in at Bettis’ maybe around 4:00.

    Go Pitt.


  2. Working all week down here in NC.
    Tell Pat if he needs me to check on recruits in my free time to let me know. 😀

    Go Pitt!


  3. Reed = PittPov 5 star

    You might want to explain to the AD how you have recruited a lot of 4 star posters going thru year two. Your budget is a bit lower, but you recruit bloggers nationally.


  4. Reed, if I remember correctly parking is NOT free. Also, this event is not open to just anybody:

    “Due to NCAA rules, we must know your guest(s) in advance. This event is exclusively for Panther Club members and football season ticket and mini plan holders. Please note, some guests are not permitted to attend this event regardless of your relationship with them. “


  5. Pete Pitt is correct…and I believe parking is a flat rate 5 or 10 dollars. Hoping to make it but my daughter is sick and my wife will be out of town. Hopeful.


  6. These events would be more fun if pitt recruited some 4 stars. Beating out penn state or tOSU for a recruit would get me pumped.


  7. Pitt Football@Pitt_FB

    Pitt RB Darrin Hall has been named to 2017 All-ACC Academic Football Team, giving the Panthers a program-record nine honorees! #H2P


  8. “All 14 ACC Football member institutions were represented on the team. Duke led all schools with 13 selections, followed by Pitt (9), Clemson (8), Syracuse (6), Virginia (6), Louisville (5), NC State (5), Wake Forest (5), Miami (3), Virginia Tech (3), Boston College (2), Florida State (2), Georgia Tech (2) and North Carolina (1).” Per acc.com.


  9. That’s great news about Sibley and Hall on their academic success at Pitt. Now if we only get one or both of them to make a run at major success on the football field for Pitt.


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