Notre Dame at Pitt Open Game Thread


Since when are you the quitting kind?…So you didn’t make the dress list. There are greater tragedies in the world…Oh, you are so full of crap. You’re 5 feet nothin’, a 100 and nothin’, and you got hardly a speck of athletic ability. And you hung in with the best college football team in the land for two years. And you’re also gonna walk outta here with a degree from the University of Notre Dame. In this lifetime, you don’t have to prove nothin’ to nobody – except yourself. And after what you’ve gone through, if you haven’t done that by now, it ain’t gonna never happen. Now go on back…

456 thoughts on “Notre Dame at Pitt Open Game Thread

  1. Classic Pitt. National TV audience in a good time slot against a BIG TIME opponent and they wear those $hitty uniforms. The regular Pitt uniforms are the best uniforms in NCAA Football. What the hell is wrong with them. No one is going to recognize them. Another branding and marketing opportunity squandered.

    What a bunch of maroons

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  2. I assume the players wanted these uniforms. Can’t imagine any fan wanting them. The piped in crowd noise is extremely annoying.

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  3. Long sustained drive running and passing.

    A nice start for the Irish, what will whipple do to counter?

    Uptempo 3 and out ?

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  4. Joey Rebel Yellen is running back and forth to our famous OC Mr. Whipple.

    He throws a nice pass but the lack of a running game is going to come back to haunt them.

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  5. OK I called for 9 points on the prediction thread–6 to go. Our run game is so bad that Yellen might get killed because the Irish defense can go after him all out all the time.

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  6. And we start the game with the Flea at RB and he does his best to lose a yard on his only carry thus far. I swear HCPN does this to spite everyone who is calling for Sibley.

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  7. Pitt getting negative publicity for the crappy uniforms. BUT Yellen Throws a really good pass to make me forget about the dreck they’re wearing

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  8. sean mcdonough just commented on how awful the pitt colors are. Then the studio update agreed saying the blue, gold, script – nothing better. mcdonough just said if you turn on the television you have no idea who this is!! glad to hear someone tell it like it is.

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  9. Sorry to repeat the Whipple posts I didn’t check my iPad. We all have the exact same thoughts-
    Whipple is a jerk. My hot button is Borbs — can’t recruit can’t coach.

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  10. It’s amazing to me that in Pittsburgh which has always been smash mouth tough football that our offensive line can be this bad and it’s been for many years. You gotta point to coaching here.

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      1. As a former DB and WR, I can tell you that when you are running at or near full speed it doesn’t take much of a nudge to get you off your line/balance. He gave a little push then forearm nudge. Should have been O pass interference, but the rules are against the defense these days. Cannot ignore that a big man nudging a midget DB is going to be ignored unless he completely wipes him out. A bigger DB may not have been as easily moved COMPLETELY out of the play.

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    1. It relies too much on DB’s being perfect. Problem is that they just can’t match up against high quality receivers.

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  11. Ian Book has not been good all year – Pitt makes him look good.

    And the D was supposed to be our strongest unit.

    Oy vey!

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  12. What you’re seeing the past few weeks is that since our DB’s have been getting burned, the D line can’t be as aggressive so hence less pressure on the QB. For Narduzzis defense to work the DB’s have to cover

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  13. I firmly believe that we will have many decommitments and a total collapse after this season. Very
    negative, yeah I know, but we have no offense, a head coach who is lost and an administration
    that has no clue.

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  14. Narduzzis problem is that he is so blindly loyal to his staff and players it’s costing him dearly. Won’t ever move on from a player or coach no matter how bad or ineffective they are.

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  15. Well the offensive failure continue to expose the limitations of the defense in typical Narduzzi fashion. I’m sure the D will turn it around in the second when the D is even more tired. I see 21 to 3 shortly.

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    1. I really can’t think of a more disappointing season in the last 15 years of Pitt football. Expectations vs results. No more excuses for Narduzzi.

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  16. Looks lyke Duzz forgot how to call time outs.

    One minute left in the half and he’s down 18, but he has all three time outs.

    When was the last time Pitt lost 4 straight?

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  17. I really believe that it is very possible that we will finish with only 2 wins this year. Austin Peay
    was an exhibition game!!

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  18. I don’t ever remember an injured college player in the coaching box instead of on the field.
    Doesn’t bode well for Kenny’s foot.

    Pat the Magician hiding evidence from FSU.

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  19. This will become a game where ND can pick the score of the game. This will be like the OK St game a few years ago. The only good thing is that their are supposed to be empty seats and it’s a bit brisk for people to be sleeping

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    1. It’s amazing that the year the expectations were highest the performance is the worst. Simply amazing.

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  20. Looks to be the same issues that cost us our 1st loss, and our 2nd loss, and our 3rd loss and we are on a freight train running out of control to our 4th straight loss.

    If no one from Pitt gets fired by Monday, I’m going to fire my lawn service. Someone needs to pay for this show…

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  21. Three observations by the national announcers (Blackledge and the other one) early in the game.

    Pitt still can’t run. ND knows this. Yellen will be forced to pass on every down.
    What’s wrong with your regular uniforms?? They’re great. Wear your school colors. I hate these.
    After every play Yellen has to run to the sideline for the play call. They’re going to wear him out. Pretty primitive form of communication.

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  22. Reed might correct me with recruiting stats but I feel like we have performed much better over the last 15 years with much less talent than we have now. Not too long ago we were competing against Toledo and Youngstown State for recruits.

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  23. Wait I’m really confused, I thought that Narduzzi and the underrated Pitt program were the upset masters. You know Clemson in 2016 etc. I don’t understand what’s happening with our top rated defensive. I’m sure after this setback we will beat Clemson in the Championship game, didn’t Narduzzi saw we would meet them in the Championship game. I don’t understand.

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  24. 28-3 heading into half time after a blocked punt TD with 20 seconds on the clock. So long folks I’ll see you after the bye.

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  25. Fire Duzz after the game. Team has thrown in the towel in him. Promote Partidge to interim HC and let him campaign for the job next year. Ideally hire an offensive minded coach and don’t worry about Pitt being a stepping stone. If we’re a stepping stone school that means we’re having some success.

    Regardless, time to scrap the pro style after this year. Burn it all down.

    Not surprising that Heather fires almost all the coaches when she comes on board and all the sports are playing better … except one … football 🤔.

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  26. This is about as embarrassing as it gets. National TV and even announcers are puzzled about what they are doing. If this was another team they might fire him immediately following the game. I’m tired of all the excuses and enablers. His best team. LMAO. He should resign.

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  27. Up to this point, before this game, I’d say Duzz did not lose the team.

    Seeing the faces of the players walking to halftime tells me he may have lost the team…

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  28. I’ve been wanting to vent my frustrations, but you guys have covered all the bases for me. PITT STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN.

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  29. the DEMISE of the program is CATASTROPHIC !!!

    i didn’t read all of the comments above….forgive me if I am being repetitive of someone else….CAN WE REQUEST (a) clock running in 2nd half and (b) 10 minute quarters

    😦

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  30. Embarrassing uniforms, coaches and players! I wonder if Narduzzi will ask to keep the clock running for the 3rd and 4th quarters?? Disgrace after disgrace after disgrace. Here Duzz Tries to run out the clock and Pitt cannot even get a punt off. This Pitt team will not win another game this year. I’m embarrassed for the defensive line terrific players who make stops only to see the pass defense leave receivers wide open.

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  31. Well so much for the upset talk. Total embarrassment on national TV again. This is completely on Narduzzi from the talent recruited to the coordinators hired to game day preparation. Heather can you see the dumpster fire, please save the program by making a change.

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  32. Well, looking for the silver lining to this steel-grey cloud – With these awful uniforms no one watching on TV will know who they’re watching

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  33. Listen, Whip should be fired right now. Did you see any motion? Any miss direction, any bunch formations, anything but line up and go right at them?? I’m really tired of his act. Heather, you created this mess with the extension. Don’t any of you enablers stick up for her. She needs to take action or take a hike. You want my money, seriously, seriously?!? This is Temple of the 70s bad, JMll bad, JerryFaust bad. It’s coaching , stupid. And hey, if you want a stick up for them, go over to the Nitter boards where they irrationally remain loyal.
    This isn’t a one off, this is crazy. Please, someone explain what they are doing?
    Like I said, I know a lot of high school coaches who could run a clean program and still lose 5 or 6 games, LOTS.

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  34. Oh gee wiz fellas, the boys are trying so hard, and we don’t have any positive covid tests. What more would would you want??

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  35. Narduzzi will say it’s on him in the press conference, but his ego is way too big to really think that. It’s not sincere at all.

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  36. If I’m Heather, I’m on the phone with Kevin Colbert right now and asking if he will let Matt Canada out of his contract. Pitt is an embarrassment to the entire country right now. Not one wrinkle put in the offense for this game. Not any imagination at all. Nothing to give the offense a spark. Saw Daniel Carter on offense but he never got the ball. Might as well see what Beville or Patti has this half. Can’t hurt.

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    1. Just goes to show you what a complete amateur Lyke is. We keep blasting but she is the idiot who extended his contract. Why can’t Pitt hire a competent AD?

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  37. Announcers comments so far spot on!
    1. Uniforms are lousy. Do not represent Pitt. Bad for Lyke!
    2. QB running over to Whipple every down to get plays is stupid.
    3. Narduzzi gave up on the offense at the end of the half. (ND still scored a TD)

    Whipple chewed out Yellen in front of the announcer. Needs to be fired after the game!

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  38. He’ll throw in some subtle statements like: “tough playing ND with a backup QB, some guys banged up” yada yada yada . Things that EVERY team deals with.

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  39. It’d be a problem if this was a one off embarrassment, but it’s been six years of awful coaching and lack of talent. This isn’t THE low point. There have been many.
    Duzz should be fired Monday morning. This school will not get one more penny of my $$ until he’s gone.

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  40. I am so glad I didn’t spend $$ to watch this game. Starting to have regrets that I rolled my season tickets over for next year too. If these coaches aren’t fired after this season I might have to drink myself blind to tolerate watching them.

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    1. In fairness,Stallings took a good hoops program to the bottom in his first two years. Narduzzi’s first two years at Pitt were arguably his best. Had they won a home game or two in November 2015 or had a defense in 2016, they could have won the Coastal.

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  41. Said before the game, I see Book as a “mini Roethlisberger in the way he moves and buys himself time in the face of a rush” and that Pitt will have their “hands full.”

    Think that might have been pretty accurate.

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  42. Just turned the game on and was confused as I thought ND was playing Pitt. What the hell is wrong with Pitt? The uniforms are embarrassing — perhaps this Pitt team is unworthy of wearing the Pitt script Helmets and blue and gold uniforms.

    In closing, not only do the uniforms suck so doe this Pitt team, today.

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    1. It seems that a competent quarterback will have success against this secondary. Pretty sad considering that the defense is composed of mostly upper classmen.

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  43. Is there something in the water cooler in Pitt’s locker room? Year after year, coach after coach, Pitt is unable to field a competitive team.

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  44. Ok seen enough. Moving on to another game or PGA golf. This team is bad and this program is bad. I broke my string of seeing a home game since 1973. I’m glad I did. I usually ever the optimist….not doing that anymore with PITT FB.

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  45. Fire Whipple at games end. Narduzzi at season’s end. Face it folks, Pitt doesn’t know how to manage a football program. Haven’t since Jackie, Have screwed up a great basketball program too. But Pitt can manage women’s softball and volley ball and men’s soccer. No disrespect, but although that’s nice I really find it hard to care that much. Time for a change.

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  46. I suggest that everyone change their focus to the Penn State-Indiana game. Take solace in watching Franklin and the nitters squirm.

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  47. I predicted 4-7 this year but I’ll be damned if I can find a 4th win.
    Folks I love you all but I’m done with Pitt Football until Narduzzi and Whipple are gone.

    Tex ….so sorry you paid actual money to witness this debacle! I’m starting a “Go fund me page” for a new coach.

    I’ve seen many losses over my 53 years as a Pitt fan. I’ve never seen a worse coached Pitt team!

    I’ll see many of you for Pitt Basketball.

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  48. It pains me to be a Pitt fan. Worst crap show I’ve experienced since majors 2 over 30 years ago. There must be changes after seeing this first hand. Pathetic doesn’t begin to describe it.

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    1. When Pitt got creamed by Ok St a few years ago.
      When Pitt got creamed by Pedo St in the rain 2 years ago

      It not new. BUT air still stinks

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  49. I think we start firing a BOD member for every football loss. Next man or woman up. Then maybe it would be safe to donate again.

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  50. This game is an amazing combination of poor coaching, poor recruiting and poor execution. I don’t even recognize this team. That leftover pizza Ike is eating couldn’t match this game for heartburn..

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  51. I just can’t think of any logic rationale why you would keep Narduzzi after this season except for we have too much money locked up in him. I’d that’s the case, then shame on Lyke for that huge contract extension that was not deserved.

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  52. Attention real estate agents– the Duzzy house will be for sale. After we lose out the rest of the season Lyke will have to find the $$ to say goodbye to our defensive genius of a coach.

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  53. Perhaps some other team will be in need of a defensive coordinator and interest the Duzz(n’t have a clue) and we can agree to mutually part ways. And perhaps I will hit the megaball. I can dream right?

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  54. Mark Whipple for some reason continues to be our OC.

    He has perfected the 40 yard dash signaling system, no one else in FBS has adopted this strategy. Run your QB into the ground but we can’t run the ball to save our life.

    We are 4/6 over our las 10 games and we were favored in 7 games.

    Time to end the Narduzzi experience, Pitt should set up a PayPal account for his buyout if they cannot afford to buy his contract out.

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  55. “Well, we didn’t get it done and that’s on me.
    But the guys played their tails off.
    And though the score didn’t show it, we’re really just a few plays away. Man out of position here, dropped pass there. We’re that close.
    Got a week off. Time to recover…got a few players out and that cost us.
    But don’t worry about the guys. They have a short memory, and we’ll be all set for…who we playing next, EJ?”

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  56. Commentators spot on. What kind of signal are you sending to Beville? Why punt on 4th and 2? Your offense needs work and at this point, does it matter if ND adds another TD.

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  57. Pat says: So we were inches away from being undefeated after the NC State and BC losses, right about now I’ll say we are a pretty bad team all the way around.

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  58. Narduzzi press conference: “We are going to practice this week like this game didn’t happen. We will find out how they respond…”. Foge would be so proud!

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  59. This is embarrassing.

    Donors will have to be hit up to fire this staff. I’ve done a 180 after today on Narduzzi. I wanted it to work and wanted stability, but he cannot do the job.

    This staff had six years and the team looks worse and worse with each play.

    No prospective coach or his agent out there can say Pitt didn’t give Narduzzi a fair shot. This staff needs to be shown the door ASAP.

    To be embarrassed on national TV might pull Heather in the fire Pat direction. If anything, Pitt hates to be embarrassed. It will only mean another ball less and gutless coach will be hired the same old Pitt product will be on the field, but hey, there is a small chance the guy pans out.

    Apathy has definitely set in with me.

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  60. up to 11 penalties!

    the
    most
    UNDISCIPLINED
    team
    in
    college
    football !!!!!

    Yes….that is Coaching. (errr…the lack of effective ____)

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  61. My Christmas wish list:

    Next year instead of coaching, Whip is watching F-troop reruns on his Barkalounger.

    Coach Salem is selling televisions and extended warranties at BestBuy.

    Coach Pat is coaching linebackers at Carrick.

    And Chancellor Pocket Protector is redecorating the front porch.

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  62. This could be a Wes Posvar moment with the embarrassment on national TV. Do they have the nerve to fire mid season or will they wait until the season is over. No bowl game to interfere with hiring a new coach.

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  63. Is this really the PITT team there or did they have a lot of covid cases we’re not aware of and they had to substitute a JV team?

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  64. Wow, Sooooo glad that Heather extend Narduzzi’s contract. We are soooo lucky to have a P5 coaching genius at Pitt. Bring in those 2 & 3 star recruits and coach them up to win an ACC Championship. Narduzzi’s recruiting and coaching acumen clearly on display today for the nation to see, now all the best recruits in the nation will be flocking to Pitt. Way to go Heather. Sign him up for ten more years. So proud of this program, why would any 5 star kid go anywhere else but Pitt.

    So tell me POV faithful, after yet another national embarrassment, why on earth should Narduzzi not be fired immediately. It can’t get any worse, what is there to be afraid of???

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  65. I decided not to scroll through the much deserved miseries. Few short takes:

    PITT started out behind the sticks with their choice of uniforms. Terrible terrible decision.

    Whipple should not be a PITT coach tomorrow morning.

    Hope some of you appreciate Kenny a little more now.

    The defense stands NO chance if the offense does not move the ball.

    Took a shower at halftime to wash the stink of this game off my body. Didn’t even put my PITT shirt back on afterwards and I won’t wear any PITT gear until they straighten up and play like a college football team again. Changes need to be made.

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  66. Fran was lucky I didn’t bring the peanuts. It was great to see several guys I only know by their handles. That to me was worth the trip. Right now I’m with two guys on the Mexican war streets deciding on dinner plans. We’ll do some major drinking afterwards. Watching the Nitters now in OT.

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  67. Jerry: Coach,after a hot start, you’ve lost four games in a row, none of them pretty. Thoughts?

    HCPN: Gonna blame it on the virus.

    Jerry: What players/staff had the virus?

    HCPN: None, but with the concession stand closed I can’t get my lucky corn dog.

    Jerry: You have a lucky corn dog?

    HCPN: And this shield, it fogs up. I can’t even see what’s going on.

    Jerry: There are masks.

    HCPN: Masks, smasks. I can’t breathe in those. Makes me light headed and stupid and a lousy coach. So yeah, I blame it all on the virus

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  68. It was embarrassing to see our little DBs running around like ants against their Goliath receivers. Swatted like flies..

    But let’s face it. There will be no coaching changes now and maybe not at the end of the season. This is just another day at the office for the BoT and Chancellor.

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    1. That is good news on an other then woebegone Saturday. Although the weather was perfect here.
      So now the the Pedo’s lost to a low echelon B1G joke team. They should fall completely OUT of THE RANKINGS ! RIGHT !

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  69. What positives can someone take away from this game. Not the funny answers, seriously, what? These National guys come in and see this and they have to be saying what the heck happened to this school??
    This isn’t knee jerk reaction, it’s just painfully obvious. What was Heather thinking? I mean what? Running a clean program and having a successful team isn’t mutually exclusive.
    If nothing else this should end the silly 2* recruiting talk. Getting leftovers and hoping they develop is crazy. It happens, you know 2:00 in a college bar,etc.etc……….

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  70. Just got back from watching this garbage at a local watering hole. I was much too generous with my pre-game prediction of 15 points on 5 FG’s for the Nardoozi’s.

    But I was fairly close on ND’s total. Pathetic performance on National TV. Thankfully the idiots in charge put them in non Pitt color uni’s and several women at the bar, said….what on Earth is that on the helmets.

    I said…..an Alien.

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  71. HCPN’s explanation for not taking advantage of three time outs and trailing 28-3 at the end of the first half……

    “With 1:22 left and a backup quarterback in there I didn’t wanna go slinging it around the park and have something bad happen.”

    That shows a tremendous lack if intellectual stewardship.

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  72. Pathetic thing in the press conference that the Pittsburgh sports press will allow Narduzzi to give his vague flippant answers with no follow-up.

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  73. The biggest issue imo, is the complete abandonment of the running game. To be relevant and relatively respectable, Pitt has to be a run first team. We will never be able to sling it around the yard as they say. We won’t be able to recruit that way. Pitt has to do things differently. It won’t make us National Champions, but we won’t have to watch this disgusting brand of football.

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  74. Watching Gophers and Wolverines… looks like a real FB game… Michigan now wearing the Burgh BLACK and Gold.. or maybe my TV isn’t getting the color right….

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  75. On the uniform choice. For a National TV game. Who ever made the choice to wear those horrid nondescript things needS fired…and whoever OK’d those horrible things is obviously an IDIOT and needs fired.

    We just went with the new uni’s in the last 2 years, how many times have we been on NATIONAL TV.
    Not many……. and when trying to re-establish an identity….you put our kids out their in D3 uni’s with no
    correlation to Pitt colors EVER.

    FIRE THESE MORONS !

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      1. Inmates running the prison. Patients running the asylum. If you’re ok with that..so be it. But how do you control things with inmates and patients running things. It’s absurd.

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  76. i’M looking at the Game STATS. Did Sibley even play today ? Because he is missing from any Rushing carries, etc.

    This is a guy who is our largest back with the best avg per rush, last week and he gets no carries.

    I mean this Whipple character needs to go back to UMass or D2 or where ever the freak he came from.
    I don’t care whether he was a QB coach in the NFL or not.

    Nardoozi has a propensity to hire these lifetime clods in the Coach Fraternity…..Borbely is another one.

    Is it any wonder the offense stinks and the O-line stinks when you have not 1, but 2 (two) lifetime coaching fraternity clods.

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  77. Yellen looks like Bostic to me. A big guy who can’t run at all and throws high school level accurate, but slow looping passes that worked great in the Peewee League and high school, but he can’t understand why they don’t work in Div. 1 football.

    Our coaches should have known this in practice. QB’s never develop while wearing a Pitt uniform. Almost as bad as Pirate pitchers.

    Fire everyone and scrap this 70’s pro style offense.

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  78. I’m not an economist, but HCPN’s value to the university is well short of $4M annually.
    I also thought Stalling’s value did not warrant a 7-year contract.
    Who makes these decisions?
    Who approves these decisions?
    Where is the accountability?
    Where is the accountability when employees help choose their boss?
    Does this happen at Apple? At Microsoft?
    A Confederancy of Dunces!
    And yet they keep asking me for handouts.
    Strive for excellence or simply just give up all together.

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  79. “The kids liked the unis”. Nonsense, who runs the show. If the coaches are in charge they explain loud and clear for national tv against a storied rival you show your true colors——- like showing our flag.
    We should be proud of our colors and GREAT unis. The garbage gray with the crapass helmets made us
    look like we escaped from a junkyard. Come to think of it we played like a junkyard team so maybe the
    unis were appropriate.

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  80. Well the Nitters and Hoopies lost. Longhorn won. I try to find the silver lining in a very bad day. But boy did pitt look worse in person than on TV. You can see much more in person including action away from the field. This truly is a poorly coached team with little talent.

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  81. Indiana went for two in OT today against the Nitters and won the game. Pitt goes for one and misses the extra point. Does this coaching staff get any decision right?

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  82. So, just got back from kids hockey game. Recorded the game but will not watch.

    To the BoT:

    Fire Heather – forget being PC. She is ultimately responsible for this performance by extending Narduzzi because he got her hired. Quid pro quo at its best. She has been in over her head from day one. Her allowing the team order those colors was awful. She cannot market. She cannot raise money. She cannot execute on the sports complex. She can smile and be nice…..so can many others. No clue how to build a brand. Athletics is an embarrassment to the university and she is the CEO. Noone can feel like we are heading in the right direction as a university. The Hurley embarrassment was the tip of the iceburg. Several on here have strongly suggested this for a few years now, and it is time for an overhaul after such an embarrassment.
    Fire Narduzzi – Awful. This isnt about Whipple. If Narduzzi had a problem with whipple making the qb’s run to the sidelines each play, Narduzzi would change it. He hasnt. Narduzzi admitted he washes his hands of offense and special teams. He is still only in his role as a DC. Narduzzi is a failed experiment and so is the AD. I just watched a long td pass from book to a wr. As the wr catches the ball and starts to run, our cb stops competing and begins waiving to everyone that there was a push! WHAT? That db needs benched for quitting. I will give narduzzi credit for locking the gates so noone could report on how awful Pitt”s team actually is. As I have asked for the last few weeks, I think Jerry D should explain to the arrogant headcoach the reason he didnt put Pitt in the top 25. It has been obvious to several of us for years.
    Charlie Partridge – Interim. I agree. Use the rest of this year to have him audition and try to hold the recruiting class together. The problem for the university is that our AD does not have the contacts or understand what it takes to have success as a P5 head football coach. She will have to rely on a search firm which gave Pitt Hurley because she is not viewed as capable of making such an important hire. Partridge isnt the answer either, but he would stop the bleeding. Maybe he will say, we need to recruit better and not, we will look at the tape for the 100th time.

    Gents and ladies, this was awful. Embarrassing. Pitt is Hubris. Gallagher and the BoT = Hubris. Gallagher needs someone he can rely on within his executive team to tell him the truth about the AD and the football team before we sink so low, we can”t get turned around. Unlock the gates. Wear the right colors. Be a proud organization. You cannot be proud of the AD or the head coach at this point. Sorry.

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  83. Couple of things:

    WordPress is holding some comments for no reason and sometimes sending them to me to approve . I don’t have any authority to do that.

    Pitt fans look at our players and think they are much better than they really are because we know them, like them and want them to succeed.

    But the reality is that we have no star players on offense at all. Pickett shows big yardage but pretty much is run of the mill as far as efficiency goes. We have RBs who should not be playing at this level of competition.

    On D we have two good players in Jones and Weaver and that is it. Our back seven are average at best.

    If you can step outside your fandom and look at the players and staff with new eyes you can see we are in the bottom half of the FBS and it may not get any better with Narduzzi at the helm.

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    1. FWIW all comments held for moderation have been approved if they are within the rules. If it’s not showing up it’s a system error

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  84. I know Halloween is next week, but seriously, if you want to be scared think what we are going to be like next year. Look at the roster and think! There is not enough money in Nikes piggy bank to give up my soul and keep those stupid, yup, stupid units. The kids wanted to wear them. Ya, my daughter wanted to wear some trashy outfit too, sometimes the adults have to step in.( my daughter never actually did that, but you get the point). The point is poor decision making, from hires to branding to scheduling.
    The first thing I’d do if I was in Heathers shoes is change the scheduling, just like the Nitters did when they got the sanctions. Because we are going to get clobbered. No coach worth a ……. will want to play a schedule with what he will have on the current roster. So much to say, but will need at least a day or two to make it coherent, as tonight was a Makers Mark night, later.

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    1. I was actually doing a Bonded in Bottle Bourbon tonite. If you’re a Pitt fan/alumnus.,…100 proof is a starting point !!! Heather’s got to go and then with a new AD, that you hopefully hired, that had Football connections……like say DW. You go forward.

      If they could lure a Pitt man to AD……that would be great. But with this BOT…with nitters and other critters, is that even possible. Pitt has been infiltrated…sounds conspiratorial I admit. But it’s the truth.

      My proof…….I give you the last 36 years in football….the major revenue producing sport.

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  85. I was at game behind Pitt bench. Watched Narduzzi. He literally does nothing but stand there with his hands on his knees. Not once did he talk to Yellen or anyone on offense. Totally lost and a change in coordinators is just rearranging the deck chairs. He needs to go, hate to wish that on anyone but he was reached his expiration date

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  86. Narduzzi needed someone who could recruit offensive players. He should have known that Whipple would not go on the road and sit in players’ living rooms. Relying on position coaches only works if you are a star head coach who is well known enough to close the deal with a phone call. It turns out that Whipple doesn’t even run the offense well, so why did PN hire him and keep him for a second year?

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    1. He hired him because Pickett wanted him and Narudzzi doesn’t care about offense and Whipple was cheap. He kept him because he thought that things would get better in year 2. So much for that

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  87. I’d take Morehead or Canada right now. It was interesting to hear Vukovcan say that by the time players are in their 3rd or 4th year, they tire of Narduzzi’s rah rah ways. I think if a change is made now, it might be easier to stop a mass exodus at the end of the season, especially if you keep guys like Partridge on board. It would be interesting to see what Bates would do if it was really his defense. It would be tough to put in a new offense during the season, but with a bye, now is the time for change. I think the best thing for Pitt fans was the commentary during the game. Those comments brought out everything to light that we all have been stating since last season. If Whipple isn’t gone by Monday, then I would bet Narduzzi survives to be back next year.

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    1. Like many Corps and Gov’t agencies….and Pitt is like a Corp or even a Gov’t agency…i find that they’re all using Covid as in excuse as to why things aren’t up to snuff. Even though no Gov’t agency that I am aware of, has layed off or furloughed ANY employees. And Pitt will use the same excuse, rest assured.
      Hopefully this gets posted. As it might not merit the PC sniff test.

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  88. One solution to the rah rah issue is to recruit better and have the 2nd team pushing the 1st team for playing time. The better players don’t fear losing their jobs. Take Ford, for example. He doesn’t seem like a team player, there is no one pushing him and they begged him to play this year. A player like that is not going to listen to coaching. It will probably get even worse now.

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  89. As an FYI, the San Diego State Aztecs revealed plans to build an on campus stadium with an opening date of 2022. The 35,000 seat stadium will cost 310M. That is in California dollars!

    https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/growth-development/story/2020-03-24/sdsu-mission-valley-stadium

    That’s a mountain west school folks. Candidly, I wouldn’t trust our AD with a new OCS. Crap sakes, we can”t even get victory heights any momentum. Another reason for a new direction.

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  90. Who calls the time outs on offense, Narduzzi or Whipple? What about special teams? If someone was watching they could see the blocking scheme was off for the blocked punt. Yet they take 3 time outs into the locker room. They run Pickett 15 times a game but don’t have a back up QB ready if he gets hurt. Narduzzi seems disengaged, as though he knows the jig is up and he is on borrowed time.

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  91. Wake, Indiana and Rutgers all win on the same day —- when was the last time that happened?

    We are about to sink much lower—— the halcyon ( nice word) days of Coach Hart are soon to
    return.

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  92. So I woke up a little while ago and asked myself what day it is. After gathering my thoughts I realized it’s Sunday and PITT had just got their heads kicked in yesterday. How am I supposed to go back to bed with that thought in my head? On the other hand, I fully expected PITT to lose. (anyone who picked PITT to win is not a realist) it’s just the way they did it that was obscene.

    PITT has one deserved week off and then they better come back with a purpose. You can’t to continue to put a team that looks like that on the field each week. Hopefully KP is ready to go and PITT can finish the season on a high note. See, I talked myself down and hopefully it’s enough to get another half hour of rest. The defense is getting ripped off big-time. OK, off to fantasy land for some rest, hopefully!

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  93. I was taking text abuse from my Texas son during the game. Ripping on Pitt without mercy. Now I know what it feels like. Heading back to the parents now. I hope the Steelers put together a better performance.

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  94. I admit. I was wrong about this game. Very wrong. Have new appreciation of how bad a loss can be in person. Credit to any pitt fan who stayed. I left at the start of the 4th.

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  95. PITT flip- flopped… we are now an AUSTIN PEAY against good Div 1 football teams.

    Glad to meet Tex ( via text pic).. thanks for making the trip to spend the afternoon with the “ loyal, beleaguered sons of Pittsburgh!”

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  96. Anyone who attends these pitt games is loyal and a credit. I could only stomach three quarters. It’s so much worse in person when they lose.

    I think at this point I’ll waive my consultants fee and disclose my list of HC replacements candidates. It’s a list of six…an extra one provided given my good nature and appreciation of the hell you season ticket holders go through.

    All have HC experience. All have proven track records. All have offensive backgrounds.

    Here it is in no order of preference. I think all would be good fits at Pitt. All could probably be offered around $2.5 million.

    Seth Littrell – UNT
    Rod Carey – Temple
    Jason Candle – Toledo
    Chip Lindsey – Troy
    Ryan Silverfield – Memphis
    Jamey Chadwell – Coastal Carolina

    I’m sure there are a few others out there. So there are plenty of viable candidates.

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  97. I thought Pitt would lose this game, but getting totally embarrassed on national TV is another matter. We already knew that the offense would do (or not do), but this game really exposed just how bad the secondary is. And sadly, the talent is there in at least 3 of the 4 positions. The DC and defensive backs coach are probably being forced to use PN’s system and it’s not working.

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  98. Found some silver linings here. At least this wasn’t a one score loss; all tickets were bought, a SELLOUT; those that watched the ND highlights at a bar or with the sound down, would have no idea they beat Pitt, with those horrendous uniforms (one national sports outfit i believe called them sleazy, plus whatever you all said the commentators were saying during the exhibition game); we will not lose this coming saturday.

    Ken Pickett had nothing to do with this blowout Ike. Well, he probably wouldn’t have had 3 interceptions because he would have tucked and run early, but i digress. There’s five parts to every game. Defense was a Loss. Special Teams was a loss. Offense was a loss. Coaching was a loss. AD Administration was a loss. We lost all 5 aspects of the game……for many weeks in a row now. Hubris = Pitt Board.

    Austin and Peay is asking if they can play us again this year.

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  99. I also left at the start of Sweet Caroline…cant believe we still play that.
    Scooter left at halftime. That’s how bad this was.
    Great meeting up with Rich, JoeL, Al, Doug, Mark, Eric and Kman pregame.
    Funny watching our little band of drinking nomads evade the tailgate police for about an hour prior to walking into the stadium.
    Spoke with Tex at halftime…good dude. Nothing like he presents on the blog. Haha.
    Hated the unis and the BS piped in crowd noise.
    Leaving for Myrtle tomorrow am for a week of golf and sunshine.
    And maybe a soda pop or 2…

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