Here is a piece on the Top 6 Safeties in the ACC. Don’t worry, there is no undue pressure of any of ours because no one on Pitt made the list.
This article (lower on the page) however makes me sit up and take notice. It lists the best Running Backs we square off against in ’18. I believe we really need to worry about Miles Sanders when we play PSU at Heinz and wouldn’t that be a kick in the ass after the hard push Narduzzi did to get him to Pitt. Coming out of HS he was the nation’s #1 RB and was right in our backyard at Woodland Hills HS.
Plus when the hell is 10th year SR Trace McSorley going to leave PSU? He’s chewed us up over the last two games to the tune of 39/63 (62%) for 496 yards with 4 TDs and 2 INTs… but his 12.7 yards per completion is the killer.
I also worry about UCF’s Adrian Killins ripping us up. He’s an awesome breakaway threat and I don’t think our LBs will be good enough or fast enough to limit his yards. He averaged 6.25 ypc last season. Just when you look at UCF and see they lost their HC and QB you think that’s going in our favor…but this kid’s still there.
In 13 games, Adrian Killins rushed 122 times for 790 yards and 10 touchdowns Killins also caught 25 passes for 169 yards and one touchdown. Killins rushed for 110-plus yards in games against SMU (Week 10), Navy (Week 8) and Memphis (Week 5). His season-high in rushing yards was against SMU where he carried the football 14 times for 145 yards and two touchdowns
Wow – look at all the great HCs UCF has had in their time as a D1 football program… Lou Saban along with these guys. Honestly I don’t think the Golden Knights are going to miss a beat with Heupel at the helm as he’s very offensive minded.
- 1.1Early history (1979–1984)
- 1.2Gene McDowell era (1985–1997)
- 1.3Mike Kruczek era (1998–2003)
- 1.4George O’Leary era (2004–2015)
- 1.5Scott Frost era (2016–2017)
- 1.6Josh Heupel era (2018–present)
Watch this film of Killins and tell me who he reminds you of as a Pitt fan.