Good morning to you all. Big week last week for ACC football and college football in general, and I’ll be posting all the news and notes, but before I do I wanted to put up a couple of links that Reed Kohberger sent me. (If you are new here, he founded the blog. If you’re not new here well then you already know this). Reed has started his own Blog “Reed’s Home Port” and it gives him the space to explore topics that are typically off limits to this Pitt Sports blog. Here are two of his latest offerings. He goes deep into his formative years, and if you’ve met Reed or simply been a fan of his sports writing, they are an extremely interesting glimpse into the personal side of Reed Kohberger, with a philosophical slant that is genuine food for thought.
Check them out and I’m sure he’d enjoy your comments.
Okay, and now back to your regularly scheduled Pitt content:
First – after the Elliot Donald commit, Dorien Ford is a big target. It’s not just Pat Narduzzi that wants him.
ESPN pundits Eric MacLain and Andrea Adelson weighed in on their preseason all-ACC
Speaking of Dorien Ford….
Maurice Ffrench’s name was was enshrined in Pitt’s Varsity Walk this past week
First random stat of the day: Pitt’s defense was pretty good against the screen past last year. This makes me happy because Pitt seemed to be one of those teams that would always give up a thirty yards screen on third-and-twenty-five in previous years.
Much has been made of COVID and whether or not a sports league…any sports league can get through an entire season. In the context if that I give you the following…
Men in Florida:
Moving off of COVID and into an obligatory mid-post hype video:
Also this. Tough to make out the players from this camera angle. Maybe Jones and Alexandre? Also who is the guy in the truck and shouldn’t he be wearing a mask? The gross weight of a Toyota Tundra is approx 7,000 lbs by the way, plus the driver and the man in the back, that’s probably a 7,500 lb load these gentlemen are pushing.
This happened. You’ve already talked about it.
Just be glad we aren’t and independent. They should just play UMASS six times.
Well ACC you’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t:
Some people loved it though. The video is entirely worth the watch.
And if you think Pitt was the only northern team to get hosed, think again. Despite the lumps (see NC State) this schedule does bring things a lot closer to parity. Teams that built their bowl bids on cupcakes are going to be exposed.
Meanwhile in Birmingham, the SEC makes sure that Clemson will not be facing South Carolina, Louisville will not be facing Kentucky and Florida State will not be facing Florida this year. So much for the ACC’s +1.
Random person showing Pitt top-four:
Off topic, but worth it:
Pantherlair’s Jim Hammet with his finger on the pulse of the fan base, as always:
Pitt alum Louis Riddick to MNF, #H2P
Do you think this would affect visiblity:
Pitt very publicly released official offer letters this week. I like what they wrote in here:
I would be remiss if I didn’t include tweet’s about Narduzzi’s zoom call.
Okay shifting gears away from that: I don’t know who this Tim guy is, but I like him.
It’s probably going to blow this blog apart, so remember the commenting rules folks, but the PAC 12 players have united and published a list of demands that need to be met before they will practice or play. Link to list of demands.
Feel free to weigh in, but keep those comments sports related.
Hail to Pitt