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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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    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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  37. 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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  38. 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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      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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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