428 thoughts on “Louisville at Pitt Open Game Thread

  1. Very nervous about this game. No other reason than we have seen pitt lay eggs in games like this forever.
    Also I think the pressure to win is a little higher for pitt/Narduzzi.

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  2. Wendell Davis on crutches and out. It looks like Pine all the way.—-Krull not available today who knows why. It’s not Covid because Pitt announced they have no Covid absences today.

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  3. PSN says that Krull’s number 7 has been reassigned to DJ Turner. Seems an odd thing to do if it is just for one or two games. Seems like something you do only if he is no longer with the team. I would be happy to be wrong. Wright also out for the game. Not a good day for the tight ends, but what else is new.

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  4. So Krull, Wright and Zilinskas out. Moraga the only Tight End? I guess Kaymar Mims as well. Get ready for a lot of four WR sets?

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  5. Not much zip on Pickett’s passes. He’s not wearing his regular white glove on the right hand. He’s wearing the alternate uni glove. Just saying

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  6. Sometimes me please tell me why Whipple would call a pass play to the right side with a prleanut running back blocking a 260 defensive end.

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  7. Terrible call on the throw to the end zone! They have an opportunity to grind the clock and score but the pass puts them in a bad spot. And the drive dies..

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  8. That was clearly PI on Mack. Can’t imagine what the announcers were thinking. The CB just threw him down by Mack’s shoulder.

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  9. Everything we heard about needing to score points today?

    Yeah. And it’s a good thing we put some on the board already.

    Keep pounding Israel and take some shots downfield

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  10. Very poor assignment match up at the line of scrimmage. No one touched him. Great way to let Louisville right back in it.

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  11. Pitt can run and mix the pass into its play calling and run the Louisville defense into exhaustion and keep their offense on the sideline.

    The only ones going to stop the Pitt offense is the Pitt offense itself.

    Hence the first play of the 2nd qtr.

    The commercials on the ACC network are probably regional but I have to tell you most of them are pretty lame here in the south.

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  12. Whipple’s playcalling raises the question if he is on the Louisville payroll. At least Occam’s Razor forces one to ask that question.

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  13. Inside Mark Whipple’s head between quarters

    “Well we’re having success out of the pistol running Izzy up the middle.”

    “Hey Vince, get ready to go in. Wildcat!”

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  14. Wtf!?

    Passing the football begets certain risks. But how risk averse is HCPN &Co. pounding sand by running the ball 1-2-3rd & long?

    Unreal

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    1. Tough to tell. He’s not playing that bad but is he getting everyone lined up right? He certainly gutted out that last series. Was limping at the end

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  15. I don’t understand Addison. Two fair catches on kickoffs at the 3. Catches it three yards deep in end zone and decides to take it out…

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    1. No matter what happens somebody’s fans are going to be irate. Let’s hope it’s Louisville’s fans.

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  16. Wide open. Hamlin caught with eyes in the backfield. Smh. Our offense not executing well enough to win a track meet IMO

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  17. 17 unanswered. Horrible coaching and playing by Pitt. As expected. This is why Pitt never wins these games. Louisville Defensive line is taking control of our flaccid O line

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  18. ISnore – we were sloppy last week and sloppy most of last year. It is Narduzzi’s style. Despite the hard nosed persona, there is not consistent focus or discipline on this team. He can’t or won’t demand it because there is nobody to take your job as a starter given the complete lack if talent on offense.

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  19. Note to self:

    “I will not be a whiney fan and attempt to control my emotions and watch the remainder of this game like a mature adult…”

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    1. Implosion underway. Now Houy down. Keldrick Wilson. It ready for prime time IMo but I guess we’ll find out

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  20. Once again, Pitt has no TE or RT. Pickett is taking too long to release. And there is no running game, of course. And the play calling sucks. I could go on..

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      1. Not making enough. Only enough meat for ten. But Narduzzi needs some upstairs for this game. Adjustments will make or break this team. I hope they don’t fall asleep at half.

        Undisciplined and sloppy play so far. Like their coach.

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  21. And while the kine is giving Kenny enough time on pass plays, they are getting murdered on run plays.

    The line has been weak for a long time amd the recruiting has sucked. So this will be a weakness for years to come

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  22. I am 77 years old and a proud Panther, however, I live in York real PSU territory and I can’t wait another 20 years for this team to find an offense!! We just can’t seem to recruit for certain positions. Borbs is a has been or maybe a never was and Salem is great as a cheerleader with his posts but his re recruiting is grade C.

    Another stooopid penalty as I am typing and it makes me Krazeee.

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      1. Stands! if nothing else the refs are consistent in not overturning calls. In this case I am happy about that.

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  23. Moraga’s almost-catch was the most athletic reviving Play I’ve seen by at Pitt TE in a while. Maybe toss a few more his way and see how he does Kenny?

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    1. This reminds me of Louisville Pitt at Heinz 3 years ago. Pitt was hanging w Ville first half but Lamar Jackson, first play from scrimmage went long for a TD.
      It was all over.

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  24. Just some first half observations:

    Louisville QB telegraphs his throws and is not too accurate. Their receivers have been open downfield.

    Pitt needs to mix up their play calling on offense, the running game is there.

    Louisville is explosive but their offensive line can’t control our defensive line.

    The turnover was very questionable.

    Our offense is the weak link hence it is a reflection on the OC.

    Too many mental mistakes today on the defense and offense, these mistakes are keeping Louisville in the game.

    I expect Pitt to win today, they are doing their best to keep Louisville competitive.

    I also muted the broadcast I can’t take the 2 clowns and the eye candy sideline reporter. They bring nothing in regards to offering any insight into the game.

    Camera work following game action is pathetic.

    We should be up by at least 14 points.

    Krull is on crutches on the sideline but who cares.

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  25. Back from golf – winner, winner, chicken dinner.

    Pitt does not have a killer instinct.

    Should be up by 10 points right now.

    Listened to Billy H and Pat B on my ride home.

    Pitt winning, but left a lot on the table point-wise.

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  26. At the half …
    ESPN gives Pitt 60% chance to win game

    Pickett 161 yards, 2 td. Most on the Mack play though. Pickett has not looked super sharp

    Addison 5 for 55 with a potential game saving catch. On pace for first 100 yard game

    Cunningham pas passed for just 82 yards

    Atwell 3 for 33

    Pitt on pace to hold the cards to under 400.

    The question is how will Louisville’s offense adjust?

    Pitt rushing :

    AJ Davis 4-23 (out with head injury)
    Izzy 4-22
    V Davis 6-10 (and that included a 20 yarders to start the game)

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      1. So then he’s 6 for 25. But if you back out his one long run… (I say that partially tongue in cheek but partially not)

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    1. I’ll tell ya what, Carl..

      Sling is much better value than Youtube TV. (At $65USD for the base plan, I’ll take the commercials you speak of — the game is still “Live.”)

      As stated earlier, I’m enjoying the FREE TRIAL @youtube TV. But I’ll not be found scooping $65 monthly, no sir.

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  27. Keldrick Wilson should never sniff the field again.
    Hamlin not playing his best game.
    Lots of depth issues…down to two running backs and one tight end.
    Kenny has a strong arm and a slow head.
    And why, why, why do we suffer so many procedure penalties?

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  28. Keldrick Wilson should never sniff the field again.
    Hamlin not playing his best game.
    Lots of depth issues…down to two running backs and one tight end.
    Kenny has a strong arm and a slow head.
    And why, why, why do we suffer so many procedure penalties?

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  29. Very strange, this site here @wordpress.

    I have enjoyed a lot of your comments today (everyone). However, whenever I go to “Like” another’s comment, the page needs a reset and no indication afterwards proves that my “Like” was documented.

    Also, MM, whenever I leave a comment I have to renter my user and password and although it’s saved to auto and “remember me,” well…

    In any event, it’s a recurrent nag. But it’s been fun hanging out with you POVers today!

    See y’all in the 2nd half!

    H2P

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    1. Either 1 run and two bad passes. Or two bad runs and a 4 yd pass on 3rd and 6

      I shouldn’t say that. Pitt has about a 50% 3rd down conversion rate butan it sure seems less than that

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    1. Par for the course for these refs… the fix may not be in but they are making some questionable calls. They definitely missed the targeting that knocked AJ out

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  30. So curious … anybody else seeing this…I am getting 2-6 secs of the game and back to commercials, missing complete possessions … not sure who to blame ACCN or sling… anybody else experiencing this

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  31. Need to pound the rock in the 4th quarter. Lean on that tired cardinal d line and open some holes boys.

    Rb’s cover the ball.

    Let’s gooooo!

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  32. I agree the Louisville QB has no accuracy, their receivers have been open all day. Luckily we are putting him under tremendous pressure today.

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      1. Which was my point earlier.. but I used the word “sh!t” and that makes MM sad, so he deleted my comment. Pickett is POOP.. does that make your soft feelings feel better?

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    1. I personally will only bitch about the offense. I will not bitch about the win. Defense playing too well to smear a W if we get one.

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      1. I agree

        Special teams and the defense showed up today to play.

        Our offense kinda kept Louisville in the game today.

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  33. Running game is still putrid. Once again, the OL sucks. And why the long ball when a crossing pattern has been working and a first down would end it?

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  34. Welp here we go. This Louisville possession decides the game. I think the proverbial “don’t let anyone behind you” probably applies.

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  35. Okay, I’ve been very mature through the second half. No rants. Holding emotions in check. (Am hoping that in someway, sorta a bartering deal I’ve got going between me and God today, that if I remain composed and “mature” like an adult, Pitt ultimately gets the win.)

    Because I HAVE SO MANY COACHING COMPLAINTS AND A BEEF WITH KP, THAT I’M NEAR READY TO EXPLODE (and take down innocent lives in the process.

    **Is this SOP? Or is this a turning point? Hopes and prayers for the latter scenario.

    Go D!!

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  36. Feel bad for Cunningham though. Hope he’s able to play this season or come back strong next year.

    Second starting QB we’ve knocked out in two games. And Ausin Peay’s QB was pulled.

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  37. Bookies were right on the spread.

    If we had a decent offense we could be a top 10 team for the entire season.

    Sadly we don’t and our defense will keep us in games but our offense is our liability.

    We won and the Louisville QB is a competitor he was hit all day and I hope he is OK.

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  38. Pitt never ever wins these games.
    Well we won this one! Not easy.
    We had bad Kenny today and the O line got its ass kicked. Great game by Mack and the Pitt Defense.

    Ike, I was wrong. H2P

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  39. Tough to see a guy get carted off, didn’t look like much, his head did bounce awkwardly, at least his hands and feet are moving.

    What a defense, better than advertised.

    Still need a lot of work on offense but some guys stood out.

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  40. Rashad Weaver wanted respect. Looks like he got it.

    Need to earn it every week though.

    Tremendous effort by the defense. Maybe the best defensive effort I’ve seen in my 20+ years as a fan (outside of 13-9)

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