Day three is in the books, and it was the first day in pads. Predictably, Pat Narduzzi said very little of substance. Dave Borbley’s interview said more. Tre Tipton got some airtime and it seemed like EJ Borgetti trotted our just about every offensive lineman we have on the roster.
After all of that here are today’s ten things:
1. The offensive line has a long way to go. (This was the first thing out of Dave Borbley’s mouth)
2. If you believe Borbley and also some of the o-linemen (Hargrove and Morissey to be exact) the line actually has more athletic talent then last year. Whether or not that is true is up for debate. If it is true (and realistically one should hold out hope that it is… unless they are a retired Coast Guard Shakespearean actor, or unless they currently reside in the state of Texas…) then the question is whether or not that talent can be harnessed. Which leads us to…
3. Borbley professes that “mentally” the line is further along than last year. This actually kind of makes sense, given that …
4. Whipple hasn’t changed much of the run plays. The line are just kids but it’s their second year under Borbley, so you’d think they know what he expects.
5. Narduzzi expects Grad transfer Nolan Ulizio to plug in at left tackle. He didn’t rule out Gabe Houy though.
6. Coach Whip appears to be installing the offense at this point…and not trying to beat the defense, and if you watch the PSN 11 on 11 footage you need to hope this is true…
7. This year is Tre Tipton’s fourth playbook (he thinks)
8. Bryce Hargrove plays both guard positions and right tackle, but he feels like he’s “locked in” at right guard
9. Bryce Hargrove and Rashad Wheeler are roommates
10. Pitt’s pro day is tomorrow. Hargrove predicted Bookser would get the most bench press reps at 34. Narduzzi gave him 36.
Bonus: That’s Beville about to get sacked in the image at the top of the page. Linebacker came clean on the rollout…