Building the Fence

Building the Fence

Pitt Football added three staffers recently.  You’ll never read about these guys in the Post Gazette, or hear about them in a postgame interview, but they’ll be important to the day to day operations of the program.

Pitt Staffers

At first, I assumed we were just poaching talent from less-well resourced programs, and to some degree that may be true, but a social media contact encouraged me to look deeper, and so I did. Continue reading “Building the Fence”

Pitt Spring Game Weekend Wrap Up

Pitt Spring Game Weekend Wrap Up

What a weekend.  It all started on Friday when Pitt announced that Aaron Donald was giving a seven-figure donation to the program.  Then, for the first time in a long time, the spring game actually produced some offense.  Paris Ford culminated the afternoon with an INT and then Pat Narduzzi anointed him the starter.  To top it all off Pitt got their second commit of 2020, an offensive tackle no less.  And to top that all off, Tiger Woods won the Masters. Continue reading “Pitt Spring Game Weekend Wrap Up”

First Man Off the Board – Pitt Spring Game Preview

The first pick in today’s Blue and Gold (yellow?) draft was not a quarterback.  It was not an offensive tackle.  It was not a running back.  It was a safety.  Jazzee Stocker to be exact.  And it was done to open up the passing game.  Gold captain Maurice Ffrench picked him and he did it because he wanted him out of his way.

As a fan, you might take something away from that.  Maurice Ffrench thinks Stocker covers better than Paris Ford.   Continue reading “First Man Off the Board – Pitt Spring Game Preview”

The Last Week of Spring Ball

The Last Week of Spring Ball

It’s been an interesting couple of days.

Pitt’s big unveil was an unquestionable success, with ahem the large majority of Pitt fans getting behind the new colors and logo with enthusiasm.

Nearly lost in all the hubub is the fact that Pitt Football also landed their first recruit of the 2020 class.  Samuel Williams is a 6’4″ 205 lb “defensive end” from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  I put “defensive end” in quotes because it’s clear from his game film that Williams is a tall and fluid athlete more than anything else.   If you watch his film long enough they’ll flip to his TE highlights, where he regularly is the fastest guy on the field.

Continue reading “The Last Week of Spring Ball”

A Logo Retrospective

A Logo Retrospective

We have Johnny Majors to thank.

Or maybe to blame.

He invented the Pitt script as we know it today.

And if he had never decided to use it, it would never have been taken away.

I’m stealing this from Reed, who borrowed it from the New York Times.

When Majors arrived on campus from Iowa State, taking over a team that had won only one of 11 games the year before, he decided to give the program a makeover in every way. He put together a real weight room, but he also wanted his team to look good on Saturdays. Continue reading “A Logo Retrospective”

Complete and Utter Bull****

I’m been something of a Pat Narduzzi supporter in the past but I just saw something that is making me reevaluate. Apparently he has earned a reputation from NFL scouts for being hard to work with.

If this is true, then, regardless of reason, it is quite possibly the dumbest policy decision a football head coach can make.

Sorry Pat, but you are recruiting against schools that have more NFL-friendly policies than you. This is something directly within your control. Fix it.

Link to SI article

 

 

Editor’s Note 4:00 PM EST…

 

Reed Kohberger Palpatine