Delaware Prediction Thread and Tailgate Info

Delaware Prediction Thread and Tailgate Info

First and foremost:  The unofficial Pitt POV tailgate will be in Red5A at 7:30 with breakfast of scrambled eggs and French toast and bagels around 9:00.  Special guest Commander Reed.  As per protocol, Fran is organizing with the help of some others.  It’s open to all Pitt fans (and even some Delaware fans if they choose to show up).  Look for the Pitt POV flag if it’s your first time, and feel free to bring something if you are going to stop by.  Be safe and have fun folks!

Now onto the prediction… Continue reading “Delaware Prediction Thread and Tailgate Info”

Previewing Delaware

Previewing Delaware

Finally a cupcake.

And despite what others may say, that is exactly what this game it.  Yes, Delaware was an FCS playoff team last year, but based on what we’ve seen, Pitt should have a pretty clear-cut talent advantage in this game.

In case you wanted to know a little more about the Blue Hens, you can check out a pre-season preview at HeroSports.com.

Here is an excerpt:

OUR TAKE: In the first five games, only two games look like Delaware is expected to be in the “underdog” column — at Pitt and home vs. defending FCS national champion North Dakota State. The Blue Hens don’t get highly ranked James Madison or Maine in the CAA slate, but do have daunting road trips to Elon, a loaded Towson team and always-tough Villanova. The home slate consists of New Hampshire, Richmond, Albany and Stony Brook — all teams Delaware can certainly hang with. Our prediction is seven wins and the Blue Hens being in the FCS playoff discussion as a fringe at-large team. That’s not too shabby considering most consider this a “rebuilding” year. We won’t bore you with the “this team reloads instead of rebuilds” line … but you get where we’re going with this. Continue reading “Previewing Delaware”

How Good are We?

How Good are We?

Pitt has now completed a third of the season and we are starting to get a feel for the team.  As usual there are two ways to look at things.

On one hand you can look at the defense and say “Well dang, this is the best defense we’ve had since 2009, and probably the best coached defense we’ve had since the ’70’s.  I think this team is going to be pretty good.”  You could also say “The offense has been up and down but they’ve shown growth each week and they’ve got some upside.  The arrow is pointing up for Pitt.” Continue reading “How Good are We?”

Pitt in the Power Rankings – Week 4

Pitt in the Power Rankings – Week 4

First of all, what a week for Pitt Sports.

Women’s Volleyball is now ranked #4 in the country.

Jeff Capel landed his first 2020 commit, and while only three-stars, the consensus is that he’s a good one.

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And the Pitt Special now has its own T-shirt.  UCF is clearly still butt-hurt.  At least we didn’t schedule a parade.

Speaking of which, just look at the things an upset win over a nationally-ranked opponent on national TV will do for your program’s perception:

AP Top 25 – Pitt received six votes.   This is the 11th most in the “others receiving votes” category.  This effectively ranks Pitt #36.  Continue reading “Pitt in the Power Rankings – Week 4”