Depth Chart Musings & Final Farewell to RKB

Depth Chart Musings & Final Farewell to RKB

First off I’d like to post a link to POV reader and commenter Russ Broman’s Post-Gazette Obituary.  As many of you know, he posted on the POV as “RKB”, and passed away from COVID-19 last week.

While I did not personally know Russ, he was clearly devoted to public service, and to the people and causes that he held dear.  That is the recipe for a full and happy life, and I sincerely hope that Russ passed his days surrounded by the people whom he loved and who loved him.  Again, I would like to express my condolences to his family and friends.  

Here is a picture of Russ at the very first POV Golf outing (which was held several years ago, when Reed Kohberger ran the POV).  As you can see, Russ was a Pitt man through and through, and he cut quite a figure on the links.


And here is a picture of Russ with the group.  He will certainly be missed.  


For those interested in memorial services and contributions:

Viewing and Interment in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery will be private for the family only. A public memorial service will be announced sometime in the fall. The family requests NO FLOWERS, PLEASE. If desired, contributions may be made in his memory to The American Battlefield Trust, 1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20005 or to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

Lets all take a minute to honor Russ’ memory before moving on with our regular POV content.


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I saw a user post a “early depth chart” comment today and it got me to thinking, “hey what’s that depth chart going to look like anyway?” In many places the ones are locked in, and in year six (of the Narduzzi regime) that’s what you’d like to see.

On defense for example, there is literally one open spot and two “question marks”, and this is after Jaylen Twyman opted out.

Case in point

  • DE – Patrick Jones
  • DT – OPEN
  • DT – Keyshon Camp
  • DE – Rashad Weaver
  • Star LB – Cam Bright
  • Mike LB – Question Mark but assumed Chase Pine
  • Money LB – Question Mark but assumed Phil Campbell
  • CB – Jason Pinnock
  • S – Damar Hamlin
  • S – Paris Ford
  • CB – Damarri Mathis 

Of course as more than one poster has pointed out, rumors are “hot and heavy” that there will be more opt-outs this season.  So any real depth chart converstaion has to revolve around the twos and threes.  Because if this season even gets played, there’s going to be a lot of backups in starting roles, all across the ACC. Continue reading “Depth Chart Musings & Final Farewell to RKB”