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730 thoughts on “2018’s Penn State Game Thread; 9/8/18

  1. well reed you are spot on so far. our Oline can’t block and our d-backs can’t cover. granted it’s early

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    1. Ollison did well this drive, but the wildcat play concerned me as it was unfolding. It was executed well, of course, however.

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  2. The irony upitt is that it was our 4 star guy that got the penalty that set up that scoring jet sweep. Although they should have never given up that kind of play anyway.

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  3. Duzzi told them to defer. The Pitt captains selected to receive.

    Secondly, that was Booster getting pushed down and he looked lost on that 3rd down blitz. He had an easy pick up and stood there.

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  4. Duzz signalled to decline/defer choice to 2nd half…..bookser blew it and Narduzzi f bombed him pretty clearly. It’s bad when you get that call wrong…

    It’s too late for my prediction as I just got in from another game…

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  5. Galls me that they swiped Kevin Givens from us at the last minute and now he is terrorizing us

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  6. I’m listening to Hillgrove and Pat B is saying continually that their D line is destroying our O line (as we feared).

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  7. If you had asked me 5 minutes ago if we’d be position to tie it up 5 minutes from now, i’d have said no

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  8. No Good! Two of the most beautiful words in the english language. D line stepped up when it counted on those last two plays

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  9. Pitt sure seems to have a pretty diverse play book this year. Lots of different looks and formations so far.

    Just need to give Pickett some time and hopefully block better on runs.

    Let’s go Pitt!

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  10. I swear this is true. My wife just walked in, looked at the tv and says “who is penn state playing”…

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  11. WTF Here (MT) Montana St vs S Dakota St is on ABC instead of the national broadcast. Any suggestions other than the radio stream?

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  12. And if i recall correctly, Narduzzi was shooting his mouth off about lobbying referees not too long ago. People read Pat.

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      1. My comment was related more to the verdict that PITT is not ready. Also, at the time the INT was thrown, even though I agree PITT should keep running, the playcall was 16 rushes and 4 passes.

        But, your point is well taken.

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  13. So just for kicks, how bad do you think the Nit fan base is complaining right now. They should be up by two touchdowns

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  14. If you can’t watch the game on local abc.. try going to espn3.com. Disney owns espn and abc so you should have access to the game there.

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    1. Agree. Just because he’s the punter doesn’t mean he’s got to be the holder. Horrible, just horrible. We have now left 4 points on the field.

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    1. Yea but when it the last time you saw two missed holds in a row ? In any football game at the HS level and above?

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  15. And now I have to admit that I was perhaps underreacting as it pertained to special teams…at least with the holder.

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  16. Apparently there was a change in holders. Was Dick Scarton last week. Bostick thinks Scarton got hurt. “I don’t know how a backup kicker gets hurt?” he quips…

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  17. This game should be tied. Two mishandled snaps by Pitt and One miss by dairy kicker…..

    Get the fg. We can’t get a natural hat trick on field goal holds, can we?

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  18. 4th and 3 with 10 defenders in the box….what?

    good hold on defense….we are winning this game everywhere but the scoreboard.

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  19. We are winning total yards. We are winning time of possession. We are tied in turnovers. We are losing in the kicking game.

    We are so close to dominating these dudes. Big opportunity for Narduzzi to prove us all wrong after halftime.

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  20. State receivers running wide open. Pitt receivers covered like a blanket.
    Pickett running for his life every pass play.

    Someone said it earlier. Details details details. Diff between winning and losing. Duzz not good.

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  21. Scholarship needs revoked at the half. Totally inexcusable for a punter to not be able to hold a ball. Other than kicking it’s all you have to do. Fire him now.

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  22. If we don’t have the confidence to kick a FG from the 5, we are in a world of hurt. It would take a hurricane to affect a kick from the five.

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  23. On-line pass blocking no good. Punter’s hands no good. Other than that not too bad.

    Defense gave up a few big plays which is to be expected.

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  24. If Penn State scores first in the second half this game is OVER. Someone needs to open up the playbook on O and for the love of all things holy play a different fing D just one time.

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  25. Actually they just need to call a sensible mix of run plays (not to the right side…) and high percentage quick passes. Our ball control is a plus.

    Also I think they need to blitz McSorley a bit. 4 man rush not getting it done

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  26. Christodolou mishandled the punt as well….he may really be having troubles holding the ball…so maybe going for it instead of the three was smart.

    As a poster above pointed out, Scarton (actually Jake) is the normal holder. However, the depth chart shows McAlone as the backup.

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  27. Scarton was the holder. He was shown on the sidelines in a sling arm brace type of thing giving a talk to the punter after he dropped the punt. I don’t get why we are afraid to pass.

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  28. Why can Pitt NEVER get it together?? I never post but the kicker had me screaming at my TV…SOP.

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  29. There is 45 guys in the stands that could have caught a snap and punted. The fact that a P5 punter can’t is ridiculous-fire him now

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  30. If you can’t get a punt off, a FG off or an extra point off, you can’t beat a good HS team. I thought Narduzzi had finally learned to be a good head coach in his 4th year. I guess not. I don’t mind getting beat by a better team but just giving this game away…..ugh.

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  31. At home in a driving rainstorm with an inexperienced QB, AND you elect to take the ball instead of defer???? What kind of neanderthal makes that decision? Nice 3 and out statement Narduzzi. I will take brains over brawn any day when it comes to decision making…looks like Watson pulled out his goal line playbook from VaTech game. 4th and 4 and he goes with an off tackle right??? Wasted opportunities…. Hopefully the trainers can get the Crisco off of Christodolu’s gloves at halftime. They were so impressed with his quick release, nobody evaluated his hands. Disaster.

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    1. His name is Alex Bookser. Well-documented bonehead. Narduzzi told him to defer and he disobeyed orders. Also he is getting owned on the O-line.

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  32. Mcsorley hasn’t even begun to scramble and run for big plays….yet!

    Always a good idea to have backup qb to be the holder. Punters should not be holder’s. They typically only touch the ball 3-4 times per game.

    Our db’s have their backs turned and have no clue when ball is coming.

    Welp, GT gave up 2 kick return touchdowns today and lost to usf.

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  33. Run game and most of the first half D looks like an 8-4 Team.
    Special teams and pass blocking looks like a 3-9 team.

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  34. It’s one thing to lose, but to beat ourselves??? I was a fan of Narduzzi, but it is probably time for a change.

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  35. Another 5 win season

    Can Heather begin looking for a replacement now?

    Narduzzi might be good at making pizzas.

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  36. So we left 7 points on the field and gave away 7.

    In an alternate universe where our backup kicker does not get hurt (i.e we have a competent holder) and our punter can make a routine play, this score is 13-7 in our favor.

    Ugh

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  37. The Nard dog lost me tonight.
    I am sorry because pitt needs stability, but he really has this thing going sideways.

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  38. Duzz and Pitt just giving this game away. 27 yd punt. I was the 3rd team punter in HS. My worst 38 yds.

    It’s almost over now. Pitt football is its usual disgrace.

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  39. Another utter breakdown in Pitts D.
    God awful coaching. Penn State has run that play since Paternos days on3rd and three. Folks this ones over and not only have we lost but we are barely above a D3 team in coaching

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  40. I was planning to point out that if PITT does eke out a win we may be able to look back to the 3rd down defense as a reason that is the case. Then the roughing the passer penalty occurred.

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  41. pickett’s stats in the first half are like max browne’s. But everyone mocked max browne and said he stunk.

    Look, our line is not good and our wr’s don’t get space. I do look for shockey deep if our OC was watching what happened. A pump and go is golden.

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    1. We (Derry Area) are doing just fine without him, thank you. By the way, why are we always the butt of everyone’s joke? Don’t get me wrong, we are the Trojans so we can take a good ribbing.

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  42. This is what happens when Heather gives narduzzi everything without question. He couldn’t manage a dog catcher business in Youngstown.

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  43. I would like to take a positive out of this game. For one, I will never ever be a Pitt optimist again.

    This team is a complete and utter dumpster fire.

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  44. I guess the recruiting debate has been answered. We have how many 5th year seniors playing? Doesn’t make them any better players. PSU players are obviously more talented.

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  45. Good thing we have UCF and Notre Dame on the schedule. With a strong out of conference slate we could be a National Championship contender.

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    1. Wait doesn’t the biggest improvement come between games 2 and 3? Oh that’s games 1 and 2…

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    2. I think that is a good possibility Reed. This is one of the reasons for me not posting a season record or game day scores. This game was basically horrendous. I am a rabid Pitt fan but you have to accept reality because it shows truth.

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  46. That’s what two stars get you. But the optimists believe they can be coached up don’t they. Talent always wins in the end unless your coach has meatballs for brains.

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  47. You guys are idiots along with the psuX loud mouths sitting in front of me.

    They started one fight so far

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  48. Haven’t commented forever, but need to vent…Narduzzi could send his resume to Barnum & Bailey. This is an f’in circus. 4 years of him & this is where we are. Pathetic!

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    1. PSU Sucks, that is the crazy part.

      This team on 2nd and 14 runs a qb sneak.

      The whole nation that has to watch this garbage is laughing.

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      1. Look you aren’t at the game. The conditions are terrible, the officials are B1G Joke refs and our kicking game is really bad.

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        1. They are playing on the same field. In the same weather.

          Don’t cry about the refs.

          Cry how you thought this was a team that could win 8 games.

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  49. Pickett beat a Terrible Miami Team.

    Plus FCS Albany.

    Sadly he isn’t that good. He is young and will improve but he pulls it down way to fast and runs.

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  50. isn’t that basic coaching? I see how we got busted on that block in the back. You see, our coaches teach the blockers that if they see the name of the player on the uniform, do not make the block. Dairy College has no names on the backs of their jerseys, so it must be okay to block there…

    Good grief! Sorry guys, just frustrated. Still only 3 possessions away from a comeback. Our OC will probably try to run out the clock now and we won’t be in hurry up mode.

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  51. Things of course can change by the end of the game. However, I wonder if PITT may be a poor second half team.

    They played well the first half last game. Then 0 points the second half.

    200+ yards running in the first half. Several three and outs on defense in the first half. Different thus far in the second half.

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  52. The psuX lineman are pushing our pass rushers in the back and getting away with it all game.

    McD should have been sacked except for the block in the back. Alot of holding too…

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  53. Still plenty of time. Need a turnover or some momentum building play. Now is the time to see what the players and fans are made of. Let’s go Pitt!

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  54. Pitt needs to apply to the MAC. But even that conference wouldn’t take them since they are an ACC doormat. Pitt truly is little brother.

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  55. A punt return TD was pretty much the only thing we were missing, so glad they checked that box.

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    1. I couldn’t bring myself to make the following comment until I saw yours: They are playing it vanilla to not give anything to next week’s opponent.

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  56. Worst special teams play I’ve ever seen in Div. 1 football. Please, get us a walk-on punter this week and send this clown back to the Bush country.

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    1. Actually I thought the cleats worked out pretty good tonight. See QO.

      But you had to be in Pittsburgh today to appreciate the field conditions – not an excuse – the field will need re-sodded between the hash marks – it is all chopped up.

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  57. The other silver lining is that maybe they won’t show us on national TV again this year so we won’t have to be nationally shamed twice in 2018.

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  58. Sigh and double sigh. Can’t watch any longer. Turned game off. Deleted recording. Maybe without me watching, Pitt will do better. – Hobie

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      1. Our QB and OC really under performed tonight.

        Bostick said late in the 4th qtr that we may not have ever had a worse performance in Pitt’s history.

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  59. Max Browne, Max Browne…..he was really ok. It was a line and OC that got him killed. Kind of like Pickett tonight. How much yards per attempt? my guess is worse than browne.

    I say that half way in jest. KP is much better, but the result is the same. No OL. No WR’s that can stretch a field. If you can’t stretch a field you lose in the college game.

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  60. It’s fun to have expectations going into the season and equally disappointing to have them dashed so early on (again).

    I know, they can still win the Coastal. Pickett will improve.

    Next year may finally be the year but I doubt it. The coaching just isn’t there and there is no imagination.

    It’s tough being a Pitt fan…..

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    1. Wirginis played well – he is the only one other than QO and Shocky who left the field limping midway through the game.

      The other 2 starting LB’s should not be on the field – their back-ups are better in McKee and #9. The LB’s and DL tackled poorly except for Wirginis.

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  61. The real test of coaching is how a team does when they are getting their asses kicked. Pitt has totally given up and surrendered. That’s on the coaching staff!

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  62. N- Not smart
    A- Akron is better
    R- Really bad
    R- Really crap
    D- Defensive Coordinator Nope
    U- Unhited
    Z- Zebra is a better coach
    I- I have no faith in this team

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  63. The sad thing is we were way better last year and have a tougher schedule this year. No bowl game this year I’m afraid…

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  64. Dallas Mike says wait till Narduzzi gets his guys. Hahaha.

    Defensive Guru….

    Lucky if Pitt draws 28k for the rest of the year.

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    1. At least the next game on the schedule had promise back then. This is actually the team to look forward to all year this time.

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  65. About to switch to Netflix. How depressing to be blown out again by Penn State. Turn the heat up on the hot seat. Fry Narduzzi fat ass.

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  66. lock the gates…keep whats left of the fan base out so they don’t see this crap! It is bad. They quit.

    Even Lopes dropped 2 punts tonight. To his credit, he wasn’t catching fast balls with no hang time.

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  67. Can’t stand watching our coaches and team lay down and give up like this.

    Makes it really hard to want to watch them and root for them.

    I don’t care if we lose a game. I can’t stand if they just give up. That is very disrespectful to our school. That is no way to represent Pitt.

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  68. Next year’s defense is going to be amazing when Narduzzi finally gets “his guys” in there. SARCASM FONT

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  69. Total and complete blame is on Narduzzi… his awful coaching and leadership, his secrecy, his lack of recruiting and his massive ego. Have you ever seen a Fuentes team play like this. Never.

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  70. It will be interesting… Duzzi asked the team how they wanted to go home after the game, walking down the street holding their heads high or slipping down the alleys …. wonder how he goes home.

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  71. To rub it in. PSU second team now crushing us 8 yds of offense in second half. Unreal. Boy was I wrong.

    Stayed home w the flu. Best decision I’ve ever made.

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  72. They are pretty much just practicing the passing game. Based on the number of drops, the receivers could use the reps.

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  73. This team will be worse next year with all that two star talent narduzzi is accumulating. Along with his meatball brain.

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  74. This game was a failure on so many levels.

    Have to admit Narduzzi had no idea how to win this game. He has such a undisciplined team and this offense is a complete failure. PSU is embarrassing Pitt and how can any coach play Briggs game after game or Stocker.

    ACC can still be something to shoot for but I never imagined Narduzzi would be this bad. He is here no matter what this year and next and if there is not a significant improvement, he has to go. Shame his coaching and preparation are so poor. He really let me and his supporters down tonight. He no longer gets the benefit of any doubt. Not over reacting, I saw a bad coach tonight.

    Now it is purely economic for Pitt. The AD will keep him as Pitt can win some games this year. But he was exposed tonight even to supporters. He is not good enough. I really hoped he was the coach that would break through to elevate the program. This game was a sea change for any thoughts he will be that guy.

    He is not a P5 head coach.

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  75. I’m glad Narduzzi wants to be Pitt’s coach. For a while, that alone impressed me. Here’s the thing though. I no longer want Narduzzi to be our coach. He has shown his mediocrity in many ways. Tonight was the final (plastic for you libs)
    Straw.

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  76. I expected a rough season. Winning tonight was the only game that I didn’t want Pitt to lose. No chance to redeem it and absolutely god awful.

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  77. “Tonight was the final (plastic for you libs)
    Straw.”

    That’s not a “libs” thing dear.

    Now go complain about the color of a Starbucks cup.

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  78. can you even flipping fair catch a kick off that bounces????? I think that was a bad call and a confused returner by PITT again.

    If you can do that, wouldn’t you fair catch all on side kicks???

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  79. Pitt could get better results paying the homeless bum in Panther Hollow to coach than some guy from Youngstown with sh!t for brains.

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    1. Last week some Pitt fans were beating their chest on how PItt won big last week. Last week some Pitt fans were mocking PSU for going to OT with App state.

      Every week is a different week in college football.

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  80. Defensive guru gives up 50 to the in-state rival. Now I see why he doesn’t let anybody into the practices.
    Does he talk about how well they stopped the run in the presser? Keystone Cops on the sideline. Shawn Watson is at Pitt because he had no other opportunities… Mark, looks like that dinner at Hibachi will be on me in December.

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  81. This has been a comically nightmarish performance tonight. Year four and getting your brains beat in like this at home is as bad as it comes. I never would have thought last year’s game would be more competitive than this year’s.

    Pitt has a Pitt problem. It doesn’t matter who the coach is. The football program is just atrocious.

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  82. The excuse of the weather will be used as why the game plan was so poor. This is not how a coach in his fourth year coaches. This is demoralizing as a Pitt loss has been in years. I said GT games was more important due to ACC. It doesn’t matter. Narduzzi is not good enough and he will lose the team. .

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  83. Got home from a wedding, eager to watch the recording.
    My daughter, a Pitt grad, too, said DONT WATCH. PLEASE DONT WATCH.

    HOW BAD COULD IT BE?

    51-6?

    Uh, that be worse than 48-14, if I can still do math.

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    1. You could possibly allow yourself to watch the first half. The issues of concern highlighted in upgrade/downgrade articles show up, but there is a strong run game established.

      However, I presume it may be better to listen to the wisdom disseminated from family rather than someone posting online.

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  84. If I’m Heather, Narduzzi is gone tomorrow. This is not going to get any better. He has proven he can’t coach under all circumstances.

    Don’t know where we go from here.

    Thank God Capel is the BBall coach. Improvement coming big time.

    God Bless you my fellow Pitt fans. No words for what we’ve all been through

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    1. He has a loaded team. He comes to Pitt he’ll be like the past coaches: he’ll have no balls and clam up and it is the same ole crap.

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  85. Fire narduzzi

    And many thought he deserved another two more years?

    Many thought he was a good coach

    Many defended his recruiting

    Many of you are just delusional or on drugs

    You optimists are enablers of mediocrity.

    Join the resistance.

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  86. It’s not pancreatic cancer.
    It’s not catching ur wife banging a homeless guy under a bridge.
    It’s not finding out ur daughter is a porn star.

    But I’m tired of 35 years of this crap.

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  87. I believe Akron keeps it closer than 45 points. That used car salesman Franklin has executed what he said he would do. Utter domination. If Pitt loses to Georgia Tech, that seat better get pretty damn hot for the defensive guru. Foge Fazio II?

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  88. Reed… If I’m not mistaken, usually you’ve let the Game Thread run until Monday Morning.

    However, this FIASCO marks such a TURNING POINT in Pitt Football, I think a “Morning After” might be in order.

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  89. Howdy Pitt haters! I guess you’ll be firing another coach and hiring another assistant from the B10 to do more losing. Just watch it… ACC is watching that empty stadium and a Pitt admin that hates football. Your next coach could be coaching in the MAC!!

    HAHAHAHA

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  90. Heather should be fired for extending this coach. Gallagher needs to be fired for extending Heather. Only Pitt could waste millions and get nothing in return. Worse than government.

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  91. I try not to overreact, but. . . a good case can be made that our football program is in worse shape now than at any time since Walt Harris began rebuilding it:

    Wannstedt took over a team that had gone to the Fiesta Bowl, and eventually had some success.
    Haywood was an embarrassment, but wasn’t part of the program long enough to do lasting damage.
    Graham was another embarrassment, but also didn’t really do any long-term damage here.
    Chryst was average.

    It’s clear that we lack talent. Narduzzi’s recruiting has been subpar for a P-5 school for years, and it will take years for the program to recover. It sounds like he alienates local HS coaches and potential recruits, and has burned a lot of bridges in Western PA. Meanwhile, I don’t see any signs that he is above average at developing talent, and he sure isn’t above average as a gameday coach. I don’t see any reason to expect that the same coach who is digging us into a hole can be the coach we need to dig us out of it.

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  92. Emel… Tried to warn ya before he was hired. Narduzzi… or “Nar-DOG” as you like to call him… was NOT Head Coach material.

    Now look at what we have to deal with!

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  93. It appears the High Water Mark of this coach’s tenure was the loss to 6-6 Northwestern in the Bowel Movement, when we could have been 9-4. Progress after a 8-5 season.

    We got literally ‘jobbed’ in that game by the refs. Again the Football gods have forsaken us.

    The Pedo’s only out-gained us 382 to 291. How do lose a game by 45 points by only being outgained by 91 yards ?

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    1. How is narduzzi the future?

      If you know he’s not the one, best to get rid of him right away.

      Not like he’s recruited any 4 stars that might leave.

      After 4 years we all know that what he is building is a grave for the program.

      Keep narduzzi and he will only be a caretaker of a graveyard.

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  94. Many thought Pitt could compete. Tough to compete when your quarterback is in diapers and your coach has Alzheimer’s.

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    1. I don’t feel bad. I felt bad 33 years ago. After 33 years of this, you’re more numb than anything else.

      Anyway I lobbied for Justin Fuente….since his first name started with a ‘J’. Like Jock, John, Johnny & Jackie.

      But cheesehead didn’t leave for another year and VT gobbled Fuente up.

      I

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  95. Narduzzi is not getting fired this year. He will be back next year unless things go really south and can’t see that happening. But then again, I never ever thought he would be this bad in year 4. I think the wagons are beginning to circle in the AD’s eyes.

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  96. Uh, not much to add. I thought we’d be bad, but never this poor. They quit like dogs after the Duzz went for it on 4th down. Sad day for the program. Brother in law said they were running High School plays. And Upitt, he was all city at Carrick! Well, I’m too wound up to,sleep, and too scared to,start drinking. I am interested in anyone with a positive spin, oh, wait, at least it wasn’t a double header! Sad.

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  97. Narduzzi is a good coach. Oops.

    Pitt is heading in the right direction.
    Oops.

    Pitt will win more than 5 games this year.
    Oops.

    Heather is a genius.
    Oops.

    Gallagher has a nice front porch.
    Oops.

    Those that are critical of Pitt are wrong.
    Oops.

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    1. Pitt hasn’t been good in football for 39 years or so. Pitt hasn’t committed to sports like other schools. Everyone on this site knows this truth.

      Nobody is forcing any of us to be Pitt fans. We are Pitt fans of our own free will.

      The sun will come up tomorrow. And Pitt football will either improve or it won’t

      You and I have minimal say as to Pitts commitment to sports.

      Guys like Upitt, Jay, Huff, Tex and others on this site have listed ways that PITT can commit to, and improve sports. IMO, their ideas are correct, but I don’t see any of them being implemented.

      It is what it is, so don’t put too much of your happiness into the outcome of Pitt football.

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  98. Franklin did a decent job of trying to end Pitt football tonight. Many fringe fans will walk away.

    I really hate penn state – several fights in my area (none that I participated in) – Franklinstein is really a jerk – nothing to Lyke about him at all.

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    1. Agree EE….can’t believe Nardo…..shook hands with him and tapped him on the shoulder. I would have punched him out. Up 51-6 and challenging a call on the field with a minute left in the game.

      So would have Woody Hayes. clocked him. Wanny would have too !

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  99. Whoever said pre-game….when ever Pitt brings all the former greats….into town for the game.

    Spot on……always the death knell. Had the same feeling, didn’t want to jinx the game.

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  100. There is GOOD news. Heather Lyke is the AD. And based upon her totally CLANDESTINE move to hire Jeff Capel (“JCIII”), I do believe she can hire a HEAD Football Coach.

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  101. She did extend him, right? Let’s hold off on Heather for a little while. This is the ultimate big boy hire. She may need a much, much longer vacation!

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  102. After all Capel wasn’t the first choice. Glad he got it, as I don’t think much of Dan Hurley as others do. And if they couldn’t read his was a Eastern boy, and everything over the Appalachians is the hinterland, doesn’t say much.

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  103. Pitt doesn’t know how to win.
    That’s on Heather.
    The culture ain’t right.
    She can fix it by firing narduzzi.
    She can fix it by making football a priority and a money maker.
    Pitt loses money playing at Heinz.
    SOP. The cycle will never be broken given Pitt’s leadership has and will always be utterly clueless.
    Continue being a second class program by playing at a rental stadium, by going cheap on assistant coaches, by believing that mediocrity is ok.
    Pitt will be lucky if 20k show up next week.
    Heather you should be ashamed.

    Tex

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  104. I had a corporate managers career of 48 years. I’ve seen em come and go and at times I’ve been a prick and a tough guy to get along with…..but to act like that…you better win! Hear me Mr. Narduzzi ! You embarrassed us tonight the likes of Dave Hart and you are a prick and very hard to get along with. You should be made by Heather to read out loud every comment on this post and beg for atonement and forgiveness. When I had a loss like tonight and I wAs in charge, I fired someone.
    Otherwise people would assume I was the incompetent one. In your case you have proven over and over, you are incompetent as a head coach. If I was Heather your ass would be gone tomorrow. You are a disgrace to the University of Pittsburgh and the City of Youngstown, where I was born. Please offer your resignation and do the right thing. You are not qualified to be the Head Coach at a major university let alone my beloved Alma Mater, Pitt.

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  105. Maybe the entire football program needs to go on vacation

    I’m sure Heather could recommend a few places.

    Tex

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  106. Oh, I almost forgot. Took the T back downtown. It made the traffic in Oakland look good. Also, has anyone ever walked past the line of Pitt students waiting for busses after the game? I can honestly say, for the first time I would not do that to go to,a game. While Heinz is convenient for me, it must really, really suck if your a student. Experience it for yourself one time. OCS looks better. Seriously, it was a real eye opener! Then again, a few more games like this and you could hold the crowd at the Riverhounds stadium!

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  107. Just got into bed after attending the most dreadful day of Pitt Football ever.

    I feel like I could write for hours about all of the different ways that today was awful. But at 12:45 a.m., nobody will be reading this. So I feel like I’m just writing just to make myself feel better about what happened out there today.

    Inept does not even begin to cover it. Sad. Pathetic. Embarrassing.

    So I’ll just go to sleep, and hopefully wake up in the morning with less anger.

    One question before nighty night. Did Paris Ford play? I was looking for him on the sideline, and did not see him.

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    1. Good question wlat…..and he wasn’t listed on the depth chart either. He’s probably transferring….just kidding 🙂

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  108. Took some medicine tonight.

    Brian Batko

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    Pat Narduzzi is here, and: “The first thing I wanna do is apologize to the Pitt nation out there. That was not Pitt football right there. … All of that falls right on my chest. I’ll take it all.”

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  109. For me, The sign was Canada leaving and not getting Jurkovec. Those are the types you need to win championships. Watson, Lopes, Briggs. Those types get you 5 and 7 seasons

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  110. No chance we beat VT or Duke. Maybe Miami bc they suck. ND we have zero chance. I think UVA improves. UCF no chance. Plus WF is probably a L.

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    1. No way we’re gonna beat Miami…they’ll be out for blood after last year.

      And I don’t think Pitt has ever beaten Miami, 2 years in a row unless it was like pre-1970