215 thoughts on “Pitt Basketball: Pitt at Miami Open Game Thread

  1. but first a PSA ,,,,

    8pm game between #Pitt and #Miami can be seen in Pittsburgh on @COZITV on free, over-the-air channel 4.2 and
    cable TV Comcast channel 204/188,
    Verizon FIOS channel 461,
    Armstrong channel 90,
    Consolidated channel 15 and
    Atlantic Broadband channel 110

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  2. Seriously… no reason why Capel can’t COACH this Team to a win tonight.

    Anyone want to argue that Miami is simply TOO GOOD to put everything bad that happens on the Players and not on Capel and his Staff?

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  3. “I travelled all over the world, but no place felt like home like Latrobe”. Arnold Palmer and Ike from the POV.

    He went to a small, beautiful, quaint campus in North Carolina – Wake Forest.

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  4. Every night it is something different for Pitt. Tonight they are making some 3s but can’t make the free throws.

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  5. Take the ball upcourt. Bang your head against wall. Rinse and repeat.

    What a shame. Pitt tried so hard. Just once I’d like to see them get rewarded.

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    1. Worn out freshmen?

      X-man with a lot of turnovers; no help from Brown inside… When JWF, of all players, missed two free throws late, you knew any chance was gone…

      Go Pitt.

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  6. It’s very hard to coach a team that is badly outmatched talent wise every night.

    I got to do it in AAU. We had the best 15-16 yr old talent in little Harford County MD. We could beat every team around us handily but when we went to DC Tourneys we were often down 30 at the half. I learned to set small goals, work on fundamentals and coach differently than I would if we were evenly matched. We finally pulled a huge upset in our last game in Frederick but it was an excruciating season that wore all of us to a frazzle.

    Capel has never had such an undermanned team. I’m sure he’s stunned by the weekly ineptitude of this young team. No one and I mean no one can prepare for the week in week out beatings that Pitt has taken.

    So (POD et al). Please lighten up in your criticism of Capel. We are blessed to have him and once we have some talent and seasoning, you will be more than pleased with his competence as a head coach!

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  7. Dan.., Certainly respect your position on Capel. I’m just seeing a lot of BAD Basketball. For example, the repeated failures of Pitt to get back on Defense in the first half to prevent DEEP passes going the other way.

    Some really basic stuff.

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    1. There is a huge difference trying to ingrain freshmen players with good habits vs older veteran players. An old adage is “that the only good thing about freshmen is that they are sophomores next year”. As a coach, you can preach…. reinforce …and preach again but still in the heat of battle the same mistakes occur. For instance, I saw Xman do something at the foul line I’ve never seen him do before ….pull his elbow into his body before his shot. He missed 4 in a row.

      An older experienced player would know, you never exoeriment a new move in a game setting!

      I assure you POD that I am as frustrated as anyone having to watch this horrible basketball night after night. I also assure you….IT IS THE PLAYERS!

      Better times ahead with better players.

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  8. It was a whole lot more entertaining watching 3 hours of “Arnie” on the Golf Channel last night – Tom Selleck did a great job as the narrator.

    I’ll wait until next season to watch the SO’s beat up on the ACC with hopefully a few added mates.

    Heather is drawing some comparisons to former AD Barnes. She played softball, ran off one of Pitt’s all time best coaches, 6 of 9 position starters returned along with 3 of 4 pitchers. The new HC, which Heather hired has started 3-15 and is playing poor D. Uh-oh…the ACC games are now up on the schedule. It won’t get any easier. I wonder if there was a search firm involved.

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  9. Don’t get me started on the AD Erie or Ike will yell at me…….

    Pitt tried to be politically correct and hired for diversity. If you want to compete, you hire the best, regardless of age, race or gender. Pitt went for the diverse hire to go along with the PC culture in higher ed. Not the AD’s fault.

    Terrible records in football, basketball (mens and womens), softball, baseball…. ugggh!

    Look, some of the new hires will do well because the odds say they will. Others won’t. I do consider Narduzzi a hire by our current AD because she had a choice to extend him or search for new. She chose to extend him and as such, he too, is a hire. That all being said, I want Pitt Athletics to be excellent.

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  10. PoD. for you to imply Pitt has been losing to EQUAL talent says a lot about you. There are THREE ACC players on the team and two of them are 18 years old FRESHMEN. One of the ISSUES this team has is that they have played the WORST ACC teams on the road.

    This CRUSADE you are waging against the Pitt coaches is the best example of POV CYNICISM. I especially enjoyed the one about HCPN not being able to charm the freshman LB from not leaving. If every transfer is the fault of the HC, then there approx. 130 bad coaches in D1 these days.

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      1. MM — I like that word you invented — the “badwagon”.

        POD jumped off the “badwagon” a long time ago. 😊

        Go Pitt.

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      1. I think he needs to show improvement yoy for sure but I’d be willing to give him to year 3 to make a splash. You can’t bake a delicious cake in the microwave.

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    1. Probably because all bets are off in year one of a total rebuild. If it was year three and we were seeing this kind of

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    2. The reason for the “pass” for Coach Capel seems obvious to me. Take a look at the four incoming recruiting classes before Coach C. got here.

      If that doesn’t convince you, nothing will, IMHO.

      GO Pitt.

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  11. PoD, what you do not realize is what SOP actually means. It means that something has been wrong over an extended period of time. Thus, it is not so much the current coaches … but the admin which really didn’t prioritize athletics (and especially the FB program) over the past 30 plus years.

    Someone just posted a graphic that Pitt FB only finished in Top 20 twice in the 2000s. Well you can also add the 90s to that. And to take the current staff to task which had to face a harder schedule and less area quality recruits than any of his predecessors is not fair. The same applies to Capel …. if anyone ever took over a shipwreck, it was him, I can’t remember the Pitt BB program ever being so bad when he took over (and that’s saying something)

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    1. I wish someone would explain this argument to me.

      So by being a Pitt fan I am encouraging the university to maintain mediocre sports programs? ( Shame on Lastrow and Scooter for going to all those BB games last season, right?)

      But on the other hand we pay the Doozer too much for the number of wins he gets?

      I would like Pitt to excel in all areas, academically and sports-wise. (I just wanted to get that on the record. 😊)

      And to help that come about I donate to the Engineering School and a couple of the sports programs. I wish I had millions, or even thousands, to give them, but I don’t.

      Go Pitt.

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    2. ^^ That’s baloney, I don’t know one single PITT fan that promotes mediocrity, not a one nor do we accept or settle for it without anguish of some sort. It’s just that stomping my feet in anger is not an option for me.

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    1. he took over a .500 team with a handful of decent defensive players and played a pretty easy schedule in 2 of 3 years … and left with a .500 teams. Yes he left the program much better on offense (no argument) but his defensive recruits were lacking to say the least.

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      1. At the worst Chryst should have finished with a 25-13 record. Going 19-19 was pretty bad with two easy schedules as you said. His last year there were blown games to average teams.

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  12. The only SOP is the BoT
    33% is comprised of government appointed bureaucrats
    Why such a large number of dysfunctional members (36)
    Why do so few care about sports and how athletics impacts the school’s brand and generates revenues and jobs
    Why so many Nitters on the board

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  13. wbb… think you forgetting how badly Pitt Football was looked upon back then.

    No one wanted to coach Pitt. No one wanted to play for Pitt.

    Despite that, Chryst IMMEDIATELY started pulling in some BIG-time Recruits based upon his reputation alone.

    Are we seeing that with Capel? If so, then there’s nothing to worry about.

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    1. I didn’t say Chryst did a poor job, especially on the offensive end. But what he took over was far from the shipwreck that Capel did … not even close. Capel has a complete rebuild to do. And unlike Chryst, he has to play against several highly rated teams.

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      1. and as far as coaches not wanting to come here …. you do realize that the Buffalo HC actually declined an interview last year, don’t you? And he would have been offered much more than he is making now

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        1. and PN inherited Voytik and Bertke. Voytik was a much better runner than Tino, I’ll give yo that; but anytime you ant to compare pass stats ….

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  14. A couple notes:

    Last night I had a nice chat with Mark (Upitt) by text. Of course he started out with the obligatory remark about Rock-ports. Mark keeps telling me he’s going to chip in with a comment real soon so I really hope he finally does. The POV is a better place with him a part of it.

    Read where Rashad Wheeler will be tried at O-Line this spring. Raises a chicken or the egg question. Dies that mean PITT is loaded on the D-Line or weak at the O-Line position? or is just becoming a giant and outgrew the D if that’s even possible.

    PITT basketball loses to a bad team last night who 2 or their 3 top players are seniors, plus it was on the road. I don’t put much stock into this season other than to look at the effort the kids put into each and every game. Which I think they do.

    There’s a nice thread about favorite places to get your Lenten fish sandwich that I enjoyed reading but it made me think if we did that over here how would that work out? By that I mean, I’m thinking 50% of the common posters on the POV are no longer living in this area. Plus the fact that Friday fish fries are not nearly as popular in other regions in the US. Made me wonder if out Texas posters can even get a decent fish sandwich down there.

    Diallo and Khadim Sy would turn PITT basketball fortunes around in a very big hurry. PITT needs the both of them.

    So long.. …ike

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    1. I’m still looking for a nice fish sandwich and good pizza. Cant find a killer peorgie or haluski either.
      Growing up in SW PA, I got spoiled. Living in Buffalo for 8 years spoiled me again. My parish, Saint Judes, does a decent Lenten spread (sandwich, fries, cole slaw, mac n cheese).

      Remember this is Baptist country down here. And mega churches. My town was dry just 15 years ago. The Catholicism is very much influenced by the Mexican parishioners. You say Fish Friday to most people and they look at you funny.

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      1. TX Panther – I currently live in Buffalo. If you need a pierogi fix look up RU’s Pierogi. Its Amazing. I think that they ship within the continental US. If you ever get back here to visit check it out. Its right near the Niagara Street exit on the 190.

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  15. ^^ excuse the misspelled words above. Mike, have you looked into an edit button? I know Reed said it would be difficult for him, not sure what program you run the POV on.

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  16. Wheeler to OL suggests to me at least that Pitt is looking for answers to shore up the OL. Let’s hope that move pays off for Pitt. Other Notes from Panterlair: V’Lique Carter listed as a RB, Van Lynn listed on the OL(not TE), Pine at DE not LB, and Medure at FB.

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    1. wow, good info. I agree on Wheeler and am surprised about Pine, although I have stated here that Wendell Davis is someone to keep any eye on. I expected Van Lynn to move to OL and Medure at FB

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    2. The DT position is also stacked to it makes sense to move one of them. I like the wheeler live

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    3. I like all that info on the team. Moving a defensive lineman to the OLine is common and works out well for some. Our DL is deep.

      And thank goodness we are not using Van Lynn as a TE. I suspect Coach Whip knows that TEs actually have to be able to run fairly fast down the field… 😊

      Go Pitt.

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      1. It’s early… I imagine there will be shuffling as they try to find answers — like can Drake move laterally fast enough to block Weaver?

        Go Pitt.

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        1. That should be the process to find our left tackle. Whoever blocks weaver the best gets the job

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  17. Also our DT Twyman changed his number and now will be wearing 97. Did Pitt have any other notable DT’s wearing the 97 number?

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  18. Correction on Pine he was listed as a DE on their online roster but is now being listed at LB. So I guess you are not surprised wwb on the current Pine listing at LB.

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  19. An interesting but perhaps accurate comment(at another blog) about Wheeler moving to the OL may have more to do with the lack of playing time he might get on our DL.

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    1. Which also translates to twyman passing him on the depth chart. Which also translates to stacked at DT.

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    1. ike – Kancey looks pretty darn imoressive for a 3-star. 🙄

      Quick first step and uses hands well – to my untrained eyes…

      We seem loaded at DT — now we need to see some more big-plays from these guys…

      Go Pitt.

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  20. Based on schedule our BB team has 2 more chances for a win. ND at home Saturday noon and opening game of ACC Tourney Tuesday. Otherwise Rest in Peace..

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  21. Not that he would know anything about it — but here’s what Coach Capel said about the freshmen after last night’s game:

    “I think they are tired. They are fatigued. They are fried, both mentally and physically, and that leads to some of the decision making that hasn’t been as good as it was earlier in the season.”

    Excuses, excuses!! 😊

    Go Pitt!

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  22. What happened after the Fla. State and Louisville games? Is a zone defense this teams kryptonite?
    Was hoping for at least 4 ACC wins after beating St. Louis and coming so close at Iowa. Agree that the team seems to have hit a wall, mentally and physically. Hopeful for the future. Beat ND and win 1 game in the ACC tournament and the off season will be more palatable. Looking forward to the uniform announcement in April and the new ACC network. PLEASE do not give Tom Wormy much time on the new network. Glad that Pitt is in the ACC and not Big Ten, AAC, or Big East. Read an article in the local news that Big Ten admitted MD and Rutgers to appease PSU, who was on an island far away from most other Big ten Teams. MD should come back to the ACC. Never understood why they left ACC. Spring football around the corner…Hee Haw!!!!

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  23. Would be crazy if Mimes turned out to be the TE we’ve been looking for…

    I think he’s listed as 6’5” and 235#, so he looks the part.

    Go Pitt.

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    1. Reed, you have been away for a while but Pitt is now a wrestling school. Not only is Pitt ranked 23rd in the nation with a 13-3 record, PA is the No. 1 state for wrestling recruits.

      The ACC tourney begins in Blacksburg on Saturday, and national tourney will be held in two weeks at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh

      Meanwhile, the once proud Commonwealth which was at or near the top of the heap for football prospects for much of previous century, ranked below Hawaii for blue chips this past year

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  24. Heard the Doozer interview after practice and he had some positives to say about Paris Ford regarding him maturing.

    But will we ever see him making plays on the field??? Hoping he can put it together this season – would be big for the defense…

    Go Pitt.

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    1. Major, maturity is one thing but recognizing what is happening on the field defensively is quite another. The best athlete in the world is useless if ends of covering the wrong guy or is unable to recognize what the opposition is attempting to do.

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      1. Good point, jrn.

        Though it seems to me that since Coach Dooz has been here, our safeties, no matter who they were, have struggled in pass coverage…

        Still waiting for us to find safeties with the proper instincts, or ESP, or whatever it is it takes for them to play the pass well in this defense….

        Go Pitt.

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  25. BTW, regarding his move to the OL, Rashad Wheeler is listed as 6-3 and 285. Probably will add a few pounds to play guard.

    The bad news is that he has already red-shirted and has only 2 years of eligibility left…

    Wonder if they might use him as a fullback on short yardage plays??

    Go Pitt.

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    1. I believe PN. That’s why Canada offense was so effective at PITT. Unlike LSU where Oregeron said the OC ran the offense & then turned around in 3’rd game & told Canada to “dumb” it down. The LSU offense wasn’t able to handle the pre snap motions & shifts without screwing it up or drawing penalties.

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  26. Good news for Chris Blewitt!

    “The Bears’ search for a kicker continued Wednesday at Halas Hall with the second known group tryout, and former University of Pittsburgh kicker Chris Blewitt emerged from the pack.

    Blewitt, a free agent without NFL experience, won Jamie Kohl’s field-goal competition last month in Phoenix, and the Bears intend to sign him to a contract, according to a source.

    Hail to Pitt!

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  27. Erie Express — I was curious, so I did a bit of digging. I know nothing about women’s softball, but Louisville is currently 11-6.

    But before the only Coach they ever had retired, and they hired away Pitt’s coach, Holly April’s, they had won over 30 games each season since 2004. And in 6 of the last 15 years they won 45 or more games per season. In 2012 they went 55 and 5. Pretty impressive, I would guess.

    Also, Holly had been at Pitt for something like 15 years as an assistant and then head coach… I imagine she got a nice raise to go to Louisville.

    Go Pitt.

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      1. To answer your question Reed, at the moment, Pitt is a wrestling school. Its actually one sport where Pitt has a significant recruiting advantage. Just too bad it doesnt pay the bills.

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  28. Guys, I’ve been working on a detailed look at PN’s recruiting and player development. Coming along slowly but will be detailed and a conversation starter…

    But, I’ve been derailed due to my rehearsals and acting lessons at the Chesapeake Shakespeare theater in Baltimore.

    It’s a free program for veterans and after 14 weeks we will do Henry V for the public…and no I’m not the King, but four other characters.

    https://www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com

    It’s a nationally recognized theater so I’m pretty excited to see where this leads.

    We’ll stage it in early April and I’ll post details later…

    Have fun not watch spring practices…😉

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    1. Reed — very cool. And you have a Shakespearean look about you – I mean that in a good way 😊

      Here’s a bit of a re-write for you – I’m sure The Bard wouldn’t mind:

      “The game’s afoot. Follow your spirit and upon your charge cry “Hail to Pitt!”

      Go Pitt.

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  29. The following from Jerry DiPaola of the Trib on Pitt QB Kenny Pickett and his reluctance to expound on changes to the Pitt Offense given all of the SECRECY surrounding those changes.

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    “That’s really all I’ll say. You’ll see,” Pitt’s rising junior quarterback said Wednesday at the end of the first day of spring football drills.

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    My point is what’s up with the word “rising?” Ya, I know it’s been in vogue for a little while. But, really Jerry, what exactly does it mean?

    Rising to becoming a Senior? Rising to six feet four? Rising everyday at the crack of dawn?

    Guess I could be OK with it so long as “falling” gets its EQUAL time.

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  30. DiPaola is using it wrong. The term “rising” is meant to be used between grades to signify a student is ascending to the next grade…so the summer between your junior and senior years you are a rising senior.
    so to use “falling” the student would have to be descending to a lower grade.
    Some schools refer to fifth year seniors as Supet Seniors. Who knew ?
    Thank you google.

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  31. Golf outing update –

    I’m sorry for the delayed update, but work came first and it was a two week barrage (Good, but intense).

    This will be brief as I’m having coffee and breakfast, then rushing out to a 7:30am meeting.

    We have 22 golfers who have given us a verbal commitment to attend the 3rd POV Golf Outing on May 31st at Meadia Heights Golf Club in Lancaster, PA. So far, only one of the three Pitt celebrities have committed, with one maybe and the third with a scheduling conflict.

    As you know with all things Pitt, a verbal commitment doesn’t seal the deal. The menu was set yesterday and final costs are being tallied. Once we have all of the details nailed down, we will send an article request to Michaelangelo so we can turn those verbals into signed (and paid) commitments.

    There are about 8 to 10 maybe golfers yet to secure and another 2 or 3 maybe dinner guests.

    Enjoy the rest of Spring Practices. Let me know if anything happens that guarantees a ten win season.

    BTW, I received a postcard in the mail yesterdsy from Duzz reminding me that today is the deadline to renew my season tickets. Really? That is the best he can do? I was hoping for a detailed plan as to how this team will come together and win ten plus games, a bowl victory and be ranked in the top 25.

    Do you realize we have four home games to start the season? How does an out of town alumni Lyke me commit to that?

    Jay91 got a phone call from Duzz –

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    1. Better step up your donations brotha! (Kidding kidding). Given how I’m going to lampoon the duzz’ spring practice interviews ain’t no way he’s going to call me

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    2. Sam Clancy called me on the last renew day like 5 years ago. I renewed on the spot for him. I am not going to purchase this year unless Pitt shows me they want me. A robo call from the Duzz yesterday actually pissed me off.

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  32. Considering PITT shares the practice facility with the world famous Steelers, wouldn’t you think they could provide a more quiet room to conduct interviews in?

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  33. It’s a shame that Duzz has the time to conduct spring practices and send out postcards to and/or call all season ticket holders. Franklinstein could never do that

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      1. I’ve had my tix for eleven years and am giving them up this season…mostly because I no longer live in the Burgh but also all the games are on tv including the crappy ones like Delaware and Youngstown.

        Hell, when I was a student fifteen years ago many games were not on tv including road ones. I remember drinking at Peter’s Pub listening to us lose against Toledo on the radio. I can’t blame the win/loss record/game day experience on not renewing. I’d just rather cut the grass in the morning, sit in my easy chair, and sip some Evan Williams while watching the game.

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  34. Heather, do you think they’ll like my team
    Heather, do you think they’ll yell and scream
    Heather do you think they’ll tear me apart
    Heather, Oh Heather, will they break my heart?

    Hush my coach, don’t you cry
    Heather’s gonna do what she can do
    Heather’s gonna make you dreams come true
    Heather gonna make it all fine
    Oh coach, as long as you win at least nine

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  35. ^^ Kman, I don’t blame you. Robo calls are never a great idea. A personal call from an unknown person would have been better. What I don’t really understand, don’t you lose your place in the point line if you skip a season?

    Waht do these commenters have in common?

    Reed
    BigB
    ErieExpress
    Missingwlat
    Pittcocks
    Matt in Louisville
    Dr Tom
    Tim
    Josh in Altoona
    Joshin Altoona
    Atlpanther
    Savannapanther
    JoeL
    VOR
    JoeKnew
    Upitt
    Pittman4ever
    Txpanther
    Pat la Rosa
    Atlpanther (Mike)
    Jay
    Emel
    Larry
    Tvax

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  36. Just watched the interviews from spring practice one and it just reminded me that we will learn absolutely nothing from spring practice.

    Kids switch positions on an experimental basis. It means nothing.
    Whipple is better at not answering media questions than Narduzzi. He could be a politician.
    The only way to see the new offense before game number one, is to go watch UMass film for the last several years.

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  37. Oh, come now, Ike. That’s too easy. None the commenters listed above have EVER scripted a complaint about Pitt’s:
    Coaching staff (past or present);
    Recruiting results;
    Player developement;
    Game-time coaching strategy;
    Access to practice sessions;
    Off-campus facilities.

    This is a detailed list of the Kool Ayde Drinkers.

    Next question, please!

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    1. It true. While I am generally optimistic I have often complained when they played poorly.

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  38. Oh my Ike… do you, perhaps, think there might be a reason you don’t see those names much anymore??

    This site has been leaning toward being a cheerleading blog for some time now and while that is Mike’s prerogative, many of the original commenters miss the more ‘opened eyed’ approach and having articles that address the warts and shortcomings of the FB program also.

    If any kool aid needs to be found one needs to look no further then today’s POV… And if that is what the current readers want that is apparently what they will get.

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    1. Reed in case you didn’t notice most of those named left the POV well before MM took over. In fact many of the so named left just prior to Pitt winning the Coastal Division when they couldn’t lambaste Narduzzi week in and week out and still be considered credible.

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        1. I know that Ike but I was just trying to make the point that any cheerleading didn’t just come about when MM took over. And most certainly the many names that left did so when it looked like Pitt was going to win the Coastal and certainly not because the “POV” turned into a cheerleading squad for Pitt Football.

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          1. Yes jrn, some take a PITT win or loss a little too hard and some take a PITT win or loss a little more in stride. Too each our own and thanks again, I did feel like I was a bit blindsided by Reed.

            While I didn’t mean to bring up the subject, I do miss a few posters but at the same time, love the more positive vibe on the POV. jus imo.. . .. ike

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    2. Come on Reed, get over yourself, LOL.

      Some posters left before you gave up the POV.
      Some left when the WordPress sign up was mandatory.
      Some left when MM took over.
      Some were gained during all those times.
      I am sure you can get the numbers.

      IMO, it was never the article type (positive or negative) and never will be. The articles are the engine of the POV. The fuel, sometimes explosive, are the posters. 🙂

      Some people get too caught up in the comments and take them personally or get sick of all negative or all positive comments.

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  39. Well, here’s another of Pitt’s warts.

    Kenny “Snooker” Pickett has done it again. First he totally duped Coach Watson. Got Watson to speak in glowing terms about Kenny’s abilities at QB. We saw where that led.

    Now KP has already totally snookered Coach Whip. Here’s what Coach Whip said about KP after only one day of practice:

    “He’s awesome,” Whipple said Wednesday. “He’s a good player, got a chance to be a great player. His attitude, you know, I probably got to get him to loosen up a little bit; I can be tough on those guys some. He loves to play, he competes, he’s worked at it, studies a lot, asks questions and he’s great. I think he’s got a really bright future.”

    Sheesh! So much for the open QB competition!

    Go Pitt.

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  40. Reed, excuse me but the real answer I was looking for was that all those posters no longer live in the 412 or 724 area code. Seriously Reed, that list contains commenters of all types. My point was to point out the great diversity of the POV.

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  41. The problem may be major that at this point in time there may be very little competition on the roster. Beville is so green that he will need some time adjusting to college life and the speed of P5 football to be considered competition as of now. George is a statue back there in the pocket with little to no running ability. And finally IMO Patti will probably give Pickett the most competition but with Zero game playing time as of now he’s got to show a lot in the Spring practice and Summer pre season practices to challenge Pickett for #1.

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  42. and a BTW, the second Josh in Altoona was suppose to be Zach in Altoona and I assumed Savannah was being sarcastic. The reason for the out of town list was a carry over from a comment I made yesterday referring to all the displaced PITT fans that would be of no help in identifying a good place to get some Lenten fish fry food in the area. That’s the truth Reed..

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  43. Here’s an excerpt from my comment yesterday @ 9:47 3/7/2019.
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    There’s a nice thread about favorite places to get your Lenten fish sandwich that I enjoyed reading but it made me think if we did that over here how would that work out? By that I mean, I’m thinking 50% of the common posters on the POV are no longer living in this area. Plus the fact that Friday fish fries are not nearly as popular in other regions in the US. Made me wonder if our Texas posters can even get a decent fish sandwich down there.”
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    That list was in no way about the particular demeanor’s of those individual posters. Look closer guys. I did correct a misspelled word in this quote.

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  44. Like this Paris Ford quote about getting back on the field at safety:

    “I feel like I’ve been a chained dog, but right now, I’m ready to rage out.”

    Go Pitt.

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  45. The below is an interesting read. In a nutshell, the head basket coach at LSU may have been wiretapped making offer to a current LSU player/guard. What makes this most interesting is that a Pitt prospect Diallo, a 7 footer, has pared his final list of three to Pitt, OSU and LSU and has not visited LSU and OSU.

    https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/lsu-coach-will-wade-discussed-an-offer-to-a-recruit-with-a-key-figure-in-corruption-trial-on-a-wiretap-a-report-says/

    In one way this can be awesome that we might be “in the game”. In another way, this could be terrible that two other schools are on his final list without even visiting them, which could mean the other schools are playing the game and Pitt is not.

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    1. If this happened at Pitt, Pitt would voluntarily go on a 10 year probation
      Thats the difference between Pitt and other schools that play the game
      All the elites cheat
      Its just now the FBI is involved
      The NCAA has always turned a blind eye and has never policed this stuff
      I’m pretty sure Capel has played the game

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  46. @Reed
    You are totally wrong about my not posting(and I would guess others). I actually love the site as it is now, AND loved it as you ran it. The tone is different but frankly I prefer the positive tilt even though I would characterize it as closer to BALANCED now.

    I’ve been busy with work and kids stuff. Son got injured again at the end of year tournament time but still was able to place 4th in Maryland States in wrestling. If he was perfectly OK, I honestly don’t see him beating the senior 1st place finisher as he got beaten by him 6-3 in regionals this year and is the kid against whom he broke his shoulder and who has not lost a match(about 89-0) in winning state titles here in Maryland for the last 2 years straight.

    I will be back. I do wish the hoops team had shown better progression and probably would be commenting more IF they were winning. Not sure I will get season tickets again, at least not 4,,,but maybe.

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    1. If KS isn’t on the list and his total jagoff AD Herman the KS hirer, then the article is worthless…not worthy of the “noise” reading it.

      FU Scott Barnes, you total A-hole

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  47. that search firm Todd Turner was buddies with Barnes
    3 of the top 10 worst were recommended by this bozo

    this should be the job solely of the AD
    these firms offer chicken (edited) AD’s plausible deniability

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  48. Major and kman, thanks for the kind words. Always a treat to hang with you guys.
    Major, Paris Ford stole that quote from Scooter…that’s his line when he gets to his seat in the old 536.

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    1. That’s damn funny Fran, and so on the button.

      Scooter arriving at seat: “I feel like I’ve been a chained dog, but right now, I’m ready to rage out!”

      Scooter after Pitt falls behind 7-0: “Narduzzi, YOU STINK!”

      Go Pitt.

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  49. Keep an eye on Ike’s man at DT David Green who now tips the scales at 285lbs. He maybe another reason behind the Wheeler move to the OL.

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  50. OK, relieved. Not #1 but I don’t know the rest of the stories. Very cool that he provides context and names A-hole Barnes.

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  51. Sean Miller assistant’s and AU already involved with shoe money. Miller has been subpoenaed. Now the latest school to be implicated is TCU. Yes TCU

    Pitt has got to start cheating

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  52. Everyone cheats but Pitt
    Penn State covered up child rape and got just a slap on the wrist by the NCAA
    What did Baylor get?
    What did Michigan State get?
    Sports is a cesspool at the college level for football and basketball
    One of the reasons why I’m sure that Pitt’s BoT hasnt pushed sports too hard and far

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  53. Ike – just got in from Atlanta this week, and wanted to reply to you 4:02 post this afternoon. You certainly didn’t need to explain yourself! You asked a good question, and I saw an opportunity for a little sarcasm – and jumped on it. Your immediate response showed that you saw the sarcasm. And I think everybody (well almost everybody) else did, too.

    I enjoy your commentary. And I want to thank you for giving me a fastball right over the plate!!

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  54. wbb – Whew! close call for Jamie.
    He cudda lost another recruiting coach. Then he might have had to hit the recruiting trail, himself!!

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  55. In the hard-to-believe category— it was just 10 years ago tonight that #3 Pitt beat #1 UConn with Sam Young scoring 31 points. Pitt won 70-60.

    It was the second time that season that Pitt beat #1 UConn.

    Aah, the good old days… Seems like a lifetime ago.

    Go Pitt.

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  56. Tx, that is one tasty looking fish sandwich for sure. Headed to Plum for the weekend, any suggestions where I can get me one of those?

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  57. The season opener for FB is a long way off and the men’s BB season has disappointed many. It’s really hard to get excited about Pitt these days – the wrestling team goes for an ACC title this weekend in Blacksburg, VA and the NCAA championships will be held in Pittsburgh with BIG crowds expected.

    A friend sent me this 5 to 6 minute clip – Dream On!

    I could not find anything from the Pitt athletic marketing team…

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      1. The amazingly quick changes of direction displayed by the running backs in that clip make me wish we’d return to searching for backs with that skill…

        We have some decent RB prospects, but sadly, I haven’t seen any of them show that ability.

        Go Pitt.

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        1. You have to wonder if v’lique is really up to 180 lbs and how many carries he could sustain if he is…

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  58. At 4:53… you get a glimpse of Washington High’s Brian Davis on the way to a TD against Boston College.

    Gives you an idea as to why he was Parade Magazine’s Player of the Year and to this day considered by many to be the BEST High School Football Player ever to come out of Western Pa.

    Kind of puts today’s REGULAR Four and Five Star Backs into perspective.

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