by Richard Hefner
Pitt, coming off an upsetting (both spiritually & physically) loss to NC State is now 3-1, 2-1 in conference play. We will be leaving the cavernous confines of Heinz Field to play our next opponent, the Boston College Eagles. The Eagles 22 – 26 loss to UNC dropped BC to 2-1, 1-1 in conference play with wins over a horrid Duke team (0-4) & a snake bit Texas State team (1-3 with all 3 losses by a total of 13 points). Unlike Pitt’s 1’st 4 games, kickoff is scheduled for a 4:00pm kickoff. The Bad, it is still on the ACCN network.
Boston College is lead by 1’st year HC Jeff Hafley. He replaces Steve Addazio who in his 7 years had a truly mediocre overall 44-44 record & a dismal 22-34 (39.3%) record in conference play. Hafley joins a long list of past Pitt assistant coaches to be hired as a head coach. The last was Josh Conklin now at Wofford in the Southern Conference (SoCon). While the Southern Conference at one time or another had nearly every southern SEC or ACC team as a member, it is now better known for the yearly SoCon weekend where SEC teams play SoCon (& other cupcakes) teams the week before Thanksgiving. To Pitt fans it is better known as the past conference home of “Elon”University.