513 thoughts on “Boston College at Pitt Open Game Thread

  1. Yet another great tailgate by Fran and Wolfe! And some cheerleaders stopped by for a photo op!

    And no spats at midfield today during warmups…

    Sibley was out running during warmups. Some wildcat today?

    Go Pitt

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  2. Also…I never wear Pitt gear at home…superstition. (Works about 60% of the time.)

    Wearing shirt and hat today. Hope I don’t single-handedly put the old double jinx in those Panthers. #letsgopitt

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    1. Had it in both hands (and since my nephew has his gloves I can tell you they’re pretty big hands) gotta make that catch

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  3. The only way BC’s defense is going to stop us is if we stop ourselves.

    Two false starts, dropped pass and a missed blitz pickup aught to do it.

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  4. The only way this defense is going to stop us is if we stop us is if we stop ourselves.

    Fumble aught to do it.

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    1. If I was the duz I’d make the offense give the defense a piggy back ride off the practice field every day until the offense gets it together

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  5. At BC hockey game prob 1988.
    Sitting with football team. My buddy Jim played for B C.
    They pummeled that eagle with candy.
    You could hear it hit the beak.
    They gave candy away at the game.
    Kman

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    1. Well Ulizio will be gone next year so that is 9 false starts off the books.

      The fumbles and dropped balls on the other hand…

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  6. BC runs down hill which I think will wear down our defense especially if our O doesn’t start moving the ball.

    Agree with Pman ……. big backs running downhill! To stop them, you need to hit em hard before they gain momentum. If they had a passing game, we’d be in trouble. I think inside the red zone will be a problem for bc….although i hope they don’t get there again.

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  7. Pitt shitting the bed again. Second lost fumble. Again, our awesome coaching staff has this team totally unprepared to play!! Over and over, game after game! Please someone take this bozo off our hands!

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  8. No accountability!
    Fumble?
    Get back in there, son.
    False start?
    Must be crowd noise. Keep playing.
    Offsides?
    Hey, not your fault.
    Penalties R Us!

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    1. Oh but the coaches don’t have them focused! Oh but they aren’t coaching them to hold onto the ball!

      (I’m kidding…I guess the focus part has some merit)

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  9. i think the last fumble was on pickett as much as davis…50/50!

    Lets go Pitt! Put a drive together! The good news is that BC offense is inept…..like ours sometimes!

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    1. Its about time this offense got it together. We don’t have to do anything fancy and we can move the ball up and down the field all day.

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  10. Agreed tvax…they ran that last play of the 1/4 with authority. All on the same page. Now we just need to finish. No false starts.

    Ffrench looked a it hesitant around contact. I would too with a broken jaw, but just an observation. He jumped back prior to contact.

    Speaking of pryor….terrelle got stabbed multiple times and is in hospital.

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  11. The plays are there the offense can’t execute. We drop passes, fumble or commit a penalty.

    Luckily the BC offense is just as bad.

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  12. In terms of what’s on the coaches….recruiting bad athletes that drop passes and fumble (gc, I balme recurring fumbles on the coaches because there is no accountability), recruiting panicky one dimensional no-upside QBs, never recruiting an offensive lineman, etc…..

    Now, pitt always waits until i out out my first flame to “wake up”…so we will see. But, BC is horrible and this offense is horrible and the final score of the game doesn’t change that.

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  13. ACC Bowl Affiliations
    Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl – Dec. 23, 2:30 p.m., ESPN
    Walk-On’s Independence Bowl – Dec. 26, 4:15 p.m., ESPN
    Quick Lane Bowl – Dec. 26, 8 p.m., ESPN
    New Era Pinstripe Bowl – Dec. 27, 3:20 p.m., ESPN
    Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman – Dec. 27, Noon, ESPN
    Camping World Bowl – Dec. 28, Noon, ABC
    Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic – Dec. 28, 2 p.m., ESPN
    Capital One Orange Bowl – Dec. 30, 8 p.m., ESPN
    Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl – Dec. 30, 4 p.m., ESPN
    SERVPRO First Responder Bowl – Dec. 30, 12:15 or 12:30 p.m., ESPN
    Capital One Orange Bowl – Dec. 30, 8 p.m., ESPN
    Belk Bowl – Dec. 31, Noon, ESPN
    Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl – Dec. 31, TBD, CBS
    Citrus Bowl – Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ABC
    Birmingham Bowl – Jan. 2, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
    TaxSlayer Gator Bowl – Jan. 2, 7 p.m., ESPN

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  14. The lack of focus and discipline is a reflection of coaching. This is a primary responsibility of a coach. Pitt’s offense has regressed throughout the year with both execution and stupid mistakes.

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  15. Let’s see BCs efficiency vs Pitt’s carelessness. What could go wrong here?? Another D3 disgraceful performance from the worst coached team in D1 Football.

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  16. KP totally erratic, great passes, horrible sacks taken both by not throwing the ball away and pocket cluelessness turning into rush. Honestly don’t want to see anyone else but he is sickening to watch on about every other play

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    1. Different OC. I remember seeing a clip of canada running a drill. He kept saying “how many can we get in a row perfect” or something to that effect. That’s good coaching. Demand excellence

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    1. The only reasons they didn’t score were their penalties and a dropped pass. For a series it was like watching a mirror image of the Pitt offense

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  17. Frustrating thing is that if we would be able to build a lead against this team and not shoot ourselves in the foot repeatedly early on they wouldn’t be able to come back against us. But instead we are down by seven and look absolutely pathetic

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  18. I still think KP gives us better chance than Patti in the limited amount we saw him.
    If Beville, OK
    AND THERE MUST BE OPEN AUDITION at QB for next year

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    1. 3rd fumble. Gragg missed a block. At least he recovers for us.

      Pickett down. You Nick Patti fans may get your wish…

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  19. Just so you all dont accuse me of piling on, I started to mention that we were playing terribly before falling behind. I don’t want to get accused of being a basher. Trying to stay objective.

    No presence!

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  20. This team doesn’t seem like they want to be here today. Not ready at all. Offense has regressed terribly. No pass rush when that’s their game. No emotion. Is Narduzzi safe no matter what? What does Heather Lyke think when she sees this?

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  21. Other than that miffed handoff I don’t know why we haven’t been running it all day long? I mean I do. But I don’t

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  22. Good thing we’re a 1st half team…we’d be down big. I wonder what adjustments the wonderboy Narduzzi will have for us in the 2nd half? Other than Ford playing….

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  23. I’m sure Duzz and Whip will make significant and unexpected changes at half that will have BC on thwir heels, the kids energized and the 7 fans left on the edge if their seats!

    Wait for it…….

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  24. other than running the ball more and not fumbling…be got no halftime adjustments

    Neither will the Duzz

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  25. That was hard to watch fellas! Not any where close to clean, or inspired….for perception, Pitt needs the 8th win and a shot at 9!

    Anyone hear about Kwantel Raines? He allegedly wants to come to Pitt but wants to go wherever he gets an offer so he can start school in January. Any insights?

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  26. You guys have it all wrong! I think Narduzzi is just smarter than opponents coaches because the opponents coaches believe the pitt coaches will make adjustments. By not making adjustments, Narduzzi outsmarts the opponent coaches until the opponent coaches solves the riddle of the no adjustment and then poof….same old stuff works!

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    1. How’s that been working out ? Personally I think the coaches don’t want to confuse the players anymore than they already are. 🙂

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  27. I do want to thank the ACC Network ordering espn’s cameramen for all the low angle shots. If this was on one of the ESPN’s, we’d be seeing Oceans of Yellow. See this is why we joined the ACC.

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  28. Still a half to go, but I have thought all week that win or lose we will be going to Annapolis. At least if it is a loss today it won’t seem like a letdown getting passed over for other games yet again.

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  29. Pickett – 15/19, 192 yards 0/0, 2 passes dropped
    Grosel – 5/14, 71 yds, 1/0, 1 pass dropped

    Dillon 14-44-3.1
    Bailey 7-19-2.7
    Grosel 6-45-7.5

    AJ Davis 8-38-4.8

    Jared Wayne – 3-60
    Shocked – 2-47
    Ffrench – 3 – 49

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  30. What Pitt has done is they have given BC a good deal of hope going into the second half. Anytime an underdog of 9 points plus gets into the 4th quarter with a good chance to win they will be more energized than ever.—-It’s very difficult to watch the Pitt offense move the ball and then have almost no chance for a TD when they reach the Red Zone.

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  31. Hope D. Jackson comes back in the second half. The announcers are so silly they don’t realize QB sack lost yardage is held against team rushing yardage. PITT has run ok when they actually attempt to run the ball. Yeah, just ok. Pickett is playing a very good game imo. Although some bad sacks have hurt. Mistakes Mistakes Mistakes, I’m sick of them. I expect more are to come second half. Typical mistake prone PITT football team, I don’t put all the blame on the coaches either. These are mostly player mistakes.

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  32. Halftime.
    Pitt locker room.

    “Hey Whip, did you see my donut? I ordered Boston Cream.”
    Whip: Don’t you think we should be planning for the second half?
    “And How has that gone all year?”
    Whip: But we can springboard for the bowl game.
    “What bowl game? Detroit? Memphis? Don’t tell me we’re going to El Paso again. How much dust can a man endure?”
    Whip: But what about the fans? The players? The school?
    “I only care about one thing. Just one. And I’ll give you a hint: two words”
    Whip: National ranking?
    Contract extension. I already got mine. Now help me hunt for my donut.

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    1. I don’t know why I haven’t thought of this before but every time they screw up we should start the SAME OLD PITT, SAME OLD PITT!!!

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  33. …after whip goes in search of donut.

    Duz: “hey Borbs, I’m handing you the keys in the second half”

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  34. 2 steps forward 3 steps back. Pitt’s second team line was in for that TD.
    I guess starters needed a break

    Coaching genius that Narduzzi!

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  35. goes back to the original….they run down hill and are big. Pitt is typically soft and has not shown a propensity to make a hit to help the team. No LB’ers on that play at all? Did duzz make an adjustment at halftime to go to a nickel or dime defense to stop the pass?

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  36. BC 187 yards rushing. More if you don’t count that sack earlier this quarter. I said in my prediction we need to hold them under 200 to win this…

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      1. I retract my criticism of Kenny after seeing that

        Bc offense rolling. I have a bad feeling about this

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  37. I really need to question. The coaching there. You FINALLY got the running game going then you INEXPLICABLY go pass happy again. Blame that interception on Wipple

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    1. Whips offense is only going to work if he has a lights out qb. You gotta love Kenny for who he is, but lights out he is not

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  38. okay, so this is the game when you need the big mucking lb’ers not the small rpo defenders. Cmon dunarzzi! And the downhill running continues. Hole stuffers!

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    1. No. Refs have been bad in all conferences. Have bad calls gone against us, absolutely, but to say we are a northern team and There is some unwritten directive to screw us over is a conspiracy theory I don’t buy. I also don’t think the announcers give a damn about Pitt enough to provide bias coverage.

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      1. The refs have been fine in this game. I’m sure we are holding too.

        At the end of the day the only reason we aren’t up by tow tochdowns is the mistakes WE have made.

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  39. The offense gags every time it gets near the red zone. Has happened all year, it starts with Kenny but he has had plenty of help. Coaching part of it, but a definite lack of confidence is self evident.

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  40. “Hey Whip, know where I can get some licorice? I whiffed on the Boston Cream”
    Whip: Coach, we’re losing.
    “There are bigger issues at play here. Can’t you hear my stomach growling?”
    Whip: If we lose, the fans and press will be growling.
    “No problem. Heather likes me. In fact, she’s giving me a plaque the next tv break.”

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  41. I’m calling this one.

    Sorry. I’ll watch to the end. But you can’t win when you are -4 in turnover margin.

    Same
    Old
    Pitt

    Let the calls for naduzzi’s head begin. I have a mind to support them

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    1. I’ve tried to be as positive as I can this yr, but reluctantly admit that the team seems to be regressing, as it did last year. This doesn’t look like a well-coached team. I won’t criticize Lyke if she takes the tough decision.

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  42. i predicted 7-6 this year and was ridiculed for being overly negative and chastised throughout the year. I hope we can pull this out in overtime and win a bowl game to get to 9 wins, but a 7 win total for the year was not a negative prediction based on what I am seeing today (4 turnovers)but still in the game…and last week…and

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  43. Pitts 4th turnover Getting outplayed and embarrassed …. a Narduzzi trademark. Fellow fans, this guys simply not a head coach. He’s had 5 years and proved over and over he can’t handle the assignment.

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    1. I was a pretty strong narduzzi guy up until these last two games. I was willing to give him a pass at tech in the rain, but this is entirely unacceptable

      He’s going to have to win his bowl in pretty convincing fashion to win back public opinion

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      1. Me too but after awhile you have to accept it, I really thought they could win this game giving them a shot at a 9 win season.

        They committed the same mistakes all season and never improved offensively.

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    1. GC I don’t agree with you much but you are dead on with that comment. How many Harry High School Things does Pitt need to eliminate. That horn is a symbol of our epic bad play.

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  44. The Military Bowl is thirty minutes from my house. I wouldn’t go see Pitt there if you paid me.

    Not a single lesson learned, not a single problem corrected, epic lack of discipline over and over game after game. H2P

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  45. Coach Adazzio: “Hey Pat, thanks for the win.”
    HCPN: No problem, bro. That’s what pals are for.
    Coach A: This makes us bowl eligible.
    HCPN: Maybe you can take our place in El Paso. I hate that place.
    Coach A: Sure. Whatever helps our school.
    HCPN: I don’t care about my school. I gotta long term. I’m harder to get rid of than venereal warts.

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  46. The offense gets in so many 2nd and 13/14 situations. If I was Narduzzi I would tell Whipple to run nothing wide or side to side with this offensive line on first down. 2nd and 8 seems like a great situation when it happens.

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  47. Absolutely SOP. The entire team has regressed this year. That IS also on the coaches. Now the defense is playi g likenthe offense?

    Folks, let’s not forget that BC is absolutely horrible!! We just make them look ok. They suck. We just suck worse.

    Get on the phone MSU and call our AD tomorrow. I know our athletic department, smartly, follows the POV. Heather, please tells MSU you are having a Black Friday/Cyber Monday special – 75% off all coaches…as long as you take delivery by Wednesday.. no refunds and no returns!!

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    1. Here’s my theory: Whipple is an excellent X’s/O’s kind of coach but not a good motivator and lacking in “soft skills”. Since Narduzzi pays no mind to the offense, the offense isn’t getting all the right coaching.

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  48. I attempted to post a prediction that had us losing 24-20, but somehow it never made it through WordPress. Looks like I knew what I was talking about. This was another pathetic offensive performance. They need to spend the entire offseason working on ball protection. Pathetic.

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  49. Bostick keeps reciting Pickett’s terrific completion rate. Just like UMass passing up and down the field but never winning. We have literally become UMass!

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  50. htp, heather is a large part of the problem. She extended him as a quid pro quo for him recommending her. She has zero business in P5, zero. This is terrible. Pitt has two possessions, maybe 3 at the most left. Need 2 scores. Let’s see if they can do it or see what kind of excuses we can make for our athletic department.

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  51. 3 of BC’s 5 wins are against former BigEast foes (or schmoes). Buttgers, Cuse and VT. We’re gonna be their 4th. And we’re definitely a schmoe.

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  52. funniest but most true statement uttered by an announcer all year. “The BC defense is just waiting around for the pitt offense to make a mistake”.

    That is sad! LEt’s hold em and tie this thing up and get to OT!!

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  53. the dumb was not kicking the fg. The dumb was the play call on 3rd and 4. We call a designed QB run, draw, something. It was dumb unless you were going for it on 4th down. But hey, it was great to churn clock against ourselves.

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    1. We’re mentally beat. I think they are trying to not give up the long run . That’s the danger of stacking the bkx

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    1. If the offense had even come close to pulling their weight this D would be in fine for

      4 turnovers…

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  54. called this one early. They run downhill. We are soft. Bad game plan. We need our best tacklers, not speed guys against this team. Keep playing our 165 pound run pass option defenders because that’s not how their offense plays.

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  55. Uh. Never mind about the 2 point decision. We are on a collision course for 7-6 and a great opportunity for 9 wins squandered. Frustrating as hell.

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  56. Yes Frank. Thats because our coaches suck. This team has always been soft in the head because their head coach is soft in the head and extremely limited.

    We can only hope Sparty is dumber than the panther!!

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  57. I’ve tried to refrain from bashing the season, but it is beyond my abilities.
    There will be the “But we exceeded the 5.5 espn expectations “, but year in and year out we simply die at the end of the year.

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  58. Stocker rides him for 5 more after MISS

    YOU SUCK PITT

    If I lived within walking distance to the bowl destination I’d make sure to be away for the day

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    1. He just threw a shoulder into Dillon and bounced off. If he’s wrapped he might have tackled him

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  59. Turn out the lights folks the party is over. I did say I didn’t think Pitt would be able to stop the BC running game. I guess I was right on that prediction. Can Pitt close this season with another 3 loss scenario? Yikes!!!

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  60. And let’s not forget we got physically manhandled on both sides of the ball by a shitty team that is only bowl eligible because they got to play a D2 team for their final game. BC sucks and embarrassed us.

    That’s the worst part. The question is whether Heather knows or cares?

    I’m happy for BC. They were prepared and deserved to win.

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  61. looking at the players after the game, they couldn’t give a shi$

    this was an embarrassment for me, wish it was for them and the coaches

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  62. And Pitt bookends the 2019 season with conf losses at home. Great way to sell Season Tickets for next year.
    36 years later this program is still a Middling Mess. With no hope in sight of anything but continued Middling.

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  63. Jerry DiPaola: Coach, this was a war of wills and your boys had none. Thoughts?
    “Jerry, did they have a Boston Cream donut in the press room? Mine went MIA”
    JDiP: Every year, your team wilts. No bowl wins, etc.
    “you need to look at the big picture. We’re going to a garbage bowl, and while we didn’t beat a team with a winning record, aside from UCF, I’m proud of the seniors and everyone else that laid down and died. Sometimes you’re the dog and sometimes you’ve the possum.”
    JDiP: Are you worried at all over your job?
    “When the dumb ass administration allowed me to pick my boss, any job concerns vanished like a fart in the wind”

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  64. Is Whipple back next year? Get a sense no love lost between Narduzzi and Whipple. Parrish still coming? Will Beville actually get a look next year?

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    1. Agreed! Lane Kiffin is 9-3 at FAU and has out performed Duzz year in and year out.

      I know Pitt won’t entertain Kiff, but we need an established HC – haven’t had one in almost 20 years.

      Four turnovers, more penalties that are head scratchers and dropped passes are on the coaches. Sorry, but the trend for all 3 negatives started early in 2019 and the coaches never corrected the mistakes.

      The D got trucked today. Kessman was the only bright spot with punting and FG’s.

      Sad Offensive Production. SOP!

      Several Opportunistic Penalties. SOP!

      Season-ending “O”-fer Parade. SOP!

      Seniors Out of Position. SOP!

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  65. Best and only good part of my Pitt year was seeing all of you at the UNC tailgate. Pitt won that game in spite of the coaches. God knows Duzz tried to lose that game.

    If anyone thinks that next year Narduzzi will suddenly become a good coach or a good recruiter, please consult a professional doctor.
    Thank God for Capel!

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  66. We know what Narduzzi and Heather will say. I could do the press conference and nail it.

    I’m a 31 year season ticket holder and told my wife we are not renewing next year. We can go to 1 or 2 (or 5) games for $6 bucks. Not sure why I would continue to support this coach and Heather for the Big Lots merchandise.

    Sad day for me after sitting through this for 30 years but I’ve had it. Objectively, I can’t continue this one-sided, abusive relationship any longer.

    Hail to Pitt volleyball and wrestling!! I guess…

    Will comment from the couch next year (except for the 2 games i will be on the 50 for $6) I guess.

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  67. This team is clueless and gutless…..just like their coaches. Shameful Senior Day. No wonder no one goes to games. How would you like to be the people trying to sell season tickets for next season?

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  68. Well folks the 4 turnovers didn’t do us much good. The Pitt D was physically beat up by the 4th quarter. They were on the field much too long against a bruising pair of BC RB’s. Almost the same many teams faced last year against us with Hall and Ollison. —-It would have taken some guts by Bates but I would have switched to 5 down D lineman after they made the first 1st down on that last series. We were being manhandled at the point of attach and possibly an extra lineman may have gained control of the offensive line of BC before Dillion got up a head of steam.

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  69. I truly thought Narduzzi broke the SOP problem until 2016 northwestern bowl game. But it is still rampant. 2-3 losses this year were pure SOP.

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  70. Not me. If I was game planning for this offense, I would single cover the wideouts that cant get separation and send 5 or 6 to rush Pickett. O Line cant block it and the run game is not even a consideration

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  71. Football is a game of emotion. We had none. BC stole our will to compete and I said that eraly in the game. One stayed away from contact instead of fighting for extra yards. One rode piggy back style for two or three plays in a row. Emasculating in my book.

    Emasculating – make someone or something weaker. Deprive a man of his role or identity.

    Our DL was soft. Many thought it was our strength and it is when it comes to rushing the qb. This game didn’t require a pass rush. It required run stoppers and being a man. We didn’t play like men. We didn’t last week either. This game was lost before the VT game.

    Pitt coaches are not respected and the players are not respected. The difference is that today”s pitt players are okay with being dis-respected. They do not play with an edge. They do not demand respect. Pitt is soft. Need a complete overhaul of the athletic department Gallagher.

    Double sad that many of the old “negative posters” were ostracized for speaking the truth….again! 35 years of the biggest farce in pittsburgh sports, except for the pirates.

    Why isn’t everyone yelling about the realist posters and how they all ran away? Seems the realists hit it straight. We don’t see things with our hearts. We see them with our eyes and our heads….sometimes on replay. It’s another push. We’ll get em next year. Our recruiting is getting better,,,,,yadda yadda!

    Pitt will win its bowl game against a mac team, i hope.

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  72. Every year under this coach it’s the same results pretty much. 7 or 8 wins. No final rankings. Little buzz or momentum carried over to the next season. Tough for a 4 star recruit to get excited.

    Once season ticket holders stop renewing, maybe then heather will wake up. Once donations from big boosters stop, maybe then heather will wise up. Once the media starts taking shots at the programs direction, maybe heather will get her feelings hurt.

    The solution is simple heather. Give me a call at 682-209-7602 and we can discuss my list of 5 replacement candidates for head coach. We can also talk about that feasibility study. You know quid pro quo.

    But I take it you won’t be calling me since you were the one that made the decision to extend the Dog with Meatballs for brains in the first place.

    Some of us knew better. Continue to ignore the advice at your peril.

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  73. I would like to use the word disgusting after this game but that may be a little strong, really disappointing might be a better description though.. This PITT team can’t get out of it’s own way to save their season. Unforced mistakes are way to routine and they “were” (past tense) not good enough all season to overcome such sloppy play by the players. By now, you would think the coaches would have straightened out this sort of crap play by the team? Lot’s of fault to go around by all…. I reiterate ALL. Players included! << mostly!

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    1. Right, Narduzzi recruits players that fumble the football?? Like Wayne and Vincent Davis as true freshmen who had a good games otherwise. Give me a break, if you just want to bitch then by all means………… go right ahead. I will say that Reed’s record of posting after losses are better than Narduzzi ACC won/lost record. He’s batting 1,000

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      1. Why are you so obsessed when he posts??
        Narduzzi either recruits mediocre players or cannot coach or instill enough discipline to be successful. What sample size do you need to see pn doesn’t have it. 8,9,10 years??

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        1. I’m way more obsessed that you want to run your trap without saying who you are. Rat’s are first to leave a sinking ship and the first ones back on board.

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              1. Then don’t try and force feed me BS that you’re too busy to post after a PITT win but always have free time to post after a PITT loss. You’re right scus7, I have issues and I express them. I lay it on the line, it’s who I am!

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  74. Maestro… we need a brief moratorium on the cussing ban… I am sure some are ready to burst at the seams… Need to get it out of their system… That includes me

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  75. Scus7, yep, our wins haven’t been all that impressive save UCF.

    I thought after that game we had a solid team but I can’t remember a season where our offense was so poor.

    I just looked this up; our 2019 team’s 19.85 ppg is the worst since Johnny Major’s 1996 team which scored 19.5 ppg.

    23 years!

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  76. We need to have an article devoted to one subject. That would be: What would you do to fix Pitt football if you were Heather Lyke. Cannot just say fire Narduzzi. Who would you hire and why.

    As for the game today,ugh! Nothing more to say.

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    1. I wouldn’t do her job for her. The simple answer is to fire Narduzzi. Have those five potential candidates. Begin calling them now. But let her roll up her own sleeves. Again I’d share my list once she commits to a feasibility study. My quid for her quo.

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  77. I listened to Narduzzi’s pre-game interview and knew the game was lost. He just gushed over every player, about their leadership and character. Clearly he is in love with his players and there is no discipline and accountability on that team. No one sits when an error is made. So we have drops, missed tackles, turnovers and penalties up the wazoo. By the end of the season the inmates are running the assylum.

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  78. I foresee a lot of players, particularly receivers, leaving after the season.
    Wayne fumbles and then runs the wrong route, resulting in an interception. Yet, he plays.
    Ulizio is an illegal procedure machine. Yet, he plays.
    No accountability.

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  79. Oh well, I still have the Stillers to disappoint me tomorrow to cap off the holiday weekend! BTW, KP played a very good game today…. of course imo.

    Another BTW, Pickett plays even better when he uses his legs. To run forward not backwards…….

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  80. Narduzzi, should he return needs to abandon his defense first philosophy. The best defense in today’s college game is a great offense. I’ve made this comment before but we need a lot more play makers on the offensive side.

    As to the game, strangely, I would say Kenny Pickett played well in this game but the rest of his offense didn’t. Interestingly our best RB, V Carter was never in the game. Not sure if he was injured or what. AJ Davis doesn’t cut it, too slow and prone to fumbles. After 12 games on 2 pass plays, including the interception, the receivers ran wrong routes. As a whole we didn’t improve from the first to last game.

    Hopefully we can win our bowl game but don’t count on it…..not the optimist this year anymore.

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  81. Just back. There is so much that needs to be said, but I promised myself I’d wait till tomorrow . So of the stuff that occurred probably wasn’t shown on tv, because the comments are just plain wrong with what actually occurred. Nite, nite.

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  82. RECIPE: SOP

    INGREDIENTS: Penalties, dropped passes, turnovers, poor coaching decisions, mediocre (at best) recruiting.

    Mix Well over 12 games, season after season after season………………………………..

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  83. SOP!!!SOP!!!SOP!!!SOP!!!SOP!!!SOP!!!SOP!!!SOP!!!SOP!!!SOP!!!SOP!!!SOP!!!SOP!!!SOP!!!SOP!!!SOP!!!
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    until Narduzzi and his meatball head are gone, then likely more

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  84. I want to Pitt to win as much as anyone who posts here.

    I consider myself a pessimist when it comes to this regime and the ones before it over the last 30 years.

    But here is my only point to why I think it’s time to allow some leeway to the negativity here.

    So many on the other side of the debate have labored on about the ridiculous OOC schedule. And how the record would be so much better.

    Well guess what? 4 Losses came from conference teams this year. And as I have continuously stated…Pitt will always have one anchor team for season ticket renewals (PSU, Notre Dame, WVU, etc., etc.).

    The point is the record would be the same regardless.

    My real point is it doesn’t matter whose players it is, what the schedule is, how long the current administration has had to install its program…the results are the same.

    So on to next year…where Pitt will have a super easy OOC. For those on the other side of the fence…if Pitt ends at 7-5 next year, will you finally concede this ain’t the guy, the program?

    Dave

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  85. It is a season of missed opportunity. Kenny didn’t show up in a couple of the games this year, but he played well today IMO. Certainly, a few ingredients are missing: a better O-Line, a downhill RB and I’m not sold on Whipple’s philosophy of passing to set up the run. But, I am well pleased with the development of the D and it appears we have a solid FG kicker.

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  86. Well
    The team stinks
    The coach really stinks
    The OC stinks even more.
    The stadium is the worst in all of college football including d3 and NIAI.
    Pitt football got me to meet new people I actually like.
    It sucks but in the lot with Fran and Tom after another s—- lose was a good time.
    Football pretty much blows
    New friends solid
    Narduzzi should be fired next year.
    Kman

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    1. 24% saying time to look for a new coach. Win or lose the bowl he’ll get another year. If he loses though I suspect his seat will be warm if not hot

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  87. Not much to say. I thought Pitt would win by seven and it lost by that much.

    I’m sure it has been written, but the turnovers were just killer. The first two were really bad and seem to set a tone despite the defense holding BC to two field goals. After that Pitt had a chance for seven points after being down 13-3 and a stupid rush up to the line for a QB sneak play call made no sense. Don’t the coaches know the receiver will have to be set? Maybe Matthews messed that up. Maybe Pickett was unaware his receiver needed to get set first? Who knows? Not that it would have mattered. BC after just punched Pitt’s defense in the mouth with the run the rest of the way.

    Another killer was the secondary gave up completions four or five times on third down. Where was this blue chip secondary today? A 3rd and 9 and the BC QB makes a long throw to the sideline and Jackson is late getting there? Year five for Dane and I thought there would be some splash plays from him.

    Today was real gut wrenching watching Whipple at work. This guy simply has no care to run the football. After a mistake bringing out the kickoff and having to go 96 yards for a TD, Pitt had a nice drive going and converted on third down with the pass (what else?) and then what? Passing again on first down and that led to an INT. Why won’t Whipple work in a running play now and then? BC is terrible against the run so why let it off the hook and continue to throw at will? Narduzzi sure messed up another OC hire it’s looking now.

    I’m hoping for the worst bowl and easiest opponent to get eight wins and I just want this season to end. These last two weeks left a sour taste for sure. The excuses for Narduzzi are starting to run out. Then again, this administration hasn’t cared about winning since 1982 so why should we expect more? Keeping Canada and building a powerful offense would have shown true commitment, but the fans say no way can Pitt compete with the LSU’s of the world. OK, then keep the mediocre guy because seven wins is almost a lock in the regular season. Why change and risk getting worse? Agents aren’t ga-ga about their clients having to coach at Heinz, especially when that client is looking for his first Power 5 gig.

    BC would be fools to fire Addazio with all the attrition he had this year. Good for them having powerful running backs and Pitt’s guys weigh 180 pounds soaking wet. Not that it matters with Whipple.

    It started with a loss at home and ended the same. I think it would be great for us fans to see Capel’s team exceed expectations and make one of those play-in games though I think even the NIT is a long shot.

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  89. Offense wins in college. You see the Bama game?

    Need a coach with an offensive mind. Proven head coach. Somewhat familiar with ACC states. Comes from good coaching tree. Proven record of success and developing quarterbacks.

    Those are some of my criteria. I won’t share all. But I’ve graded out coaches. I have my list of 5. No idea if any would be interested.

    Not sure if any new coach wants to walk into an empty yellow Heinz or have to abide by the mission statement of high gpa’s, saving kittens and helping old ladies.

    Heather is part of the problem.

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    1. “Not sure if any new coach wants to walk into an empty yellow Heinz or have to abide by the mission statement of high gpa’s, saving kittens and helping old ladies.”

      This is the problem. Us fans want better, crave for better but the jagoffs in charge don’t care.

      The school is happy with 7-5 because there were no player arrests this season.

      Still no excuse to not finish 8-4. From having the ball at PSU’s 1-yard line and missing a FG all the way to today and rushing to run a QB sneak only to not be set shows this staff, or Whipple, is stupid. The rushed play came after a TV timeout. Even worse.

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      1. the jagoffs treat Pitt fans as useful idiots
        many are not, but enough are and this allows Pitt to get what they want

        Pitt wants a winning record and a bowl
        Pitt wants 40k fans in the seats
        Pitt wants to maintain acc membership
        Pitt wants to run a clean, scandal free program
        Pitt doesnt want to work hard or smart enough to do much more than that

        Pitt is fine with the current state and status quo

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  90. Hello all, I’ve dashed off an early MMQB article if you care to use that for comments. Or not. Get it out. Frustrating end to the regular season for sure

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