Well I hope everybody had a nice July 4th weekend. Seemed pretty normal to me.
Here are some College Football Tweets that caught my eye during the week.
Admittedly not a College Football Tweet, but I always admired this clock when I would walk over the Birmingham bridge to get from Oakland to the South Side, en-route to my internship at InPittsburgh Newsweekly. Twenty-some years later I learn that it’s the third biggest in the world. Who knew?
Say what you want about Pat Narduzzi (and there is plenty to say), but the guy has one of the best record in one-possession games in all of the NCAA. As a Pitt fan I am grateful for this, as someone who values continuous improvement (Did you know I was certified as a Six Sigma Greenbelt many years ago? It’s true.) I would like for Pitt to be on the good end of fewer one-possession games. Only Miami and UNC matched or exceeded Pitt in one possession games last season, and they each won three of them. Narduzzi, meanwhile won five.
As a Pennsylvanian living abroad, I thought I’d share this:
Does not need a comment
All but one of the players who meaningfully participated in this number are coming back for the 2020 season.
ALL of the players who meaningfully participated in this number are coming back for the 2020 season.
Tony Raccioppi is Kenny Pickett’s private quarterback coach and was his mom’s next door neighbor growing up. Needless to say he doesn’t have a bad thing to say. I think we all know what Pickett’s strengths and weaknesses are, and arm strength is not a weakness. (Say that five times fast…). If you’re into optimism, this is your bag.
Meanwhile former Pitt QB Trey Anderson tweeting…
And Twitter fed me this right after it… gotta hand it to the algorithm.
Since we have a Kenny Pickett theme going here…
One of the reasons why Pat Narduzzi’s teams, though they play hard, can’t seem to break the 8 win plateau is because they appear to be undisciplined. (Cue complaints about ACC refs):
Bear with me for a moment here…
If you watch just one video on this post, watch this one. Pitt jumps onto the board around 1895 and is top-third for a while.
The same guy who did the interactive graph, ranks the CFB top 35 of all time. If you look very closely, Pitt comes in as a respectable #20. Of course they did all they could to drop out of the top thirty five during the early 90’s and have done nothing to cement that ranking since 2009…
I would like to know Kenny Pickett’s passing grade against the blitz in 2019. I know he threw at least one touchdown against it (V’Lique Carter, Duke). What about the rest of the times he was pressured? We know he’s not top 4, but we will face a guy who was.
Hail to Pitt