Pitt POV’s Zoom Roundtable Recording 1/13/22

Well, if you missed it you are not out of luck. Here is the full recording of our second POV Zoom Roundtable. We had a great time talking about Pitt athletics, among other things, and I hope you’ll like it – we attendees agreed to disagree on a lot of topics – but that is what makes these fun…

The culprits from top row left – Isnore99 (Ed), Reed, MajorMajors (John), 6&34 (Jay), Missing Wlat (Eric), JoeL (Joe), Pitt-Cocks Fan (Rich), Gordon Conn, and Dan72 (Dan Davis)

Here is Audio Only recording if you are at work or driving, etc.  Not sure what those green blocks are but the left one starts & stops the playback and the right block is mute/unmute…

Here are some photos from the Peach Bowl. Obviously the Pitt athletic department wanted to find the “Prettiest Pitt Fan” and…well, here’s Annie…  Someone else will have to ID the others –

POV’s Zoom Roundtable #2 on 01/13/22

Ready for the Zoom Roundtable discussion #2 my friends? Good!
Right now we have three attendees listed: Fran, Gordon and Dan72.  We need a few more to get the back and forth going.  We all really enjoyed the POV Zoom Roundtable #1 a few weeks ago…
Start Time: Thursday, Jan 13th at 8:00 pm.
It looks like there are no Pitt BB games or other distractions on Thursday, Jan 13th. We’ll go from 8:00 to 9:00 or 9:30 or so. Is this good?? Remember you can log on or leave the meeting at any time.
If you’d like to attend on Zoom please send me a quick email at rkohberger@gmail.com or in a comment below and I’ll put you down as an attendee.  If you feel like joining at the last minute here is how to do that:

This is the website address you need to use – you click on it and it will take you to the meeting:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2109253310?pwd=eXFLZHBuajJVUXNybVNLc2NFc0diUT09

Here is the meeting ID if you are prompted to enter it – but I don’t think you’ll need it.

Meeting ID: 846 2901 8704   Password: none

What will happen when you click on that link above (https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2109253310?pwd=eXFLZHBuajJVUXNybVNLc2NFc0diUT09) is that you should see this graphic on your screen:

Zoom Info

Go ahead and click on the blue “Launch Meeting” box (shown above) and that should put you right into the POV Meeting room! Or Zoom might just show the above page and let you in automatically anyway. Easy Peasy as they say. I will already be logged in to greet you.

Here are some topics and send me topics as you like… Let me know folks – it was great fun last time and we’ll record the audio for the other POVers to listen to. ​

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A New Year’s New POV

Starting right now I am rescinding my long standing policy of not banning posters without fair warning. I will do it with more regularity from now on. I have gotten numerous emails regarding crude comments and thinly veiled political statements. Please don’t act like you don’t know or understand the simple standards we have always had on here. You do and choose to ignore them.

This blog has, for the last six years, been a place to openly share our thoughts about Pitt athletics in a civil and non-insulting manner. Well, that has started to change and I am way too concerned with other infinitely more important aspects of my life than to have to babysit commenters on here.

If your comments are not going through there is a reason for that. You brought it on yourself. Don’t cry to me either – I’ll just delete emails from commenters who I feel shouldn’t have a venue to act as childish as they have been.

Another alternative is to make people request to register and have admin approve that registration or we could do a subscription by invite service – which, again, I do not want to do.

Reed

A Sloppy, Offensive, Peach of a Bowl

A good post-bowl loss (yet again) article from Erie…

This game started to have the feel of past Narduzzi lead bowl games in the 3rd quarter for me.  First there was the 11 point lead heading into 4th quarter that never felt safe.  The weapons that developed right before our eyes in 2021; Jordan “Air” Addison, Blue Mountain Bart, Jared Wayne and Lucas “Drop” Krull were way under-utilized.  Combined, these stars of the team had a total of 14 positive touches and NO touchdowns.  Remind me who the interim OC was and WHY?

The next was the deja vu feeling of back when we allowed Northwestern and Stanford to hang around while we dominated parts of the game that usually lead to a win.

The defensive line struggled to put pressure on the QB and thus we gave up a whopping 354 yards through the air with three touchdowns.  The Spartans were 10-21 on 3rd down and 3-4 on 4th down conversions – not many stops from our boys on D last night.  Well, Narduzzi put somewhat of a stop on them in the 4th quarter with his signature defensive timeout although the “pause” was for a commercial, not an actual in-game TO, and much needed stop.

Good, Bad & Ugly

Good:

Nick Patti’s 1st quarter command.

Davis Beville’s two minute drive to end the half.

Brandin Hill’s INT.

Cam Bright’s fumble scoop and score, sadly our last points on the board.

CB Woods 4th down defense of a potential TD in the 3rd quarter.

Bad:

Izzy’s two yard kickoff return to start the game from the three yard line.

The drops were back again (to start the game).

Nick Patti injured on TD dive.

Lowest offensive point output in 2021 (14) besides the Spring Game (0).

Offensive Coordinator Whipple leaving for a lateral move to Nebraska.

Ugly

TE coach Tim Salem as interim OC – ugly decision by Narduzzi – we all knew that when it was announced.

Opening kickoff – a sign that the team was not ready to play along with the dropped passes that shortly followed.

Sleeping on the fake punt, which all watching knew was coming, except for the Pitt coaches and players.

Burning a defensive time out on 3rd & 9 mid-way in the 4th quarter with your team up 11 points; next two plays by MSU resulted in a 1st down and then touchdown – ugly is too kind a word for a defensive minded head coach.

Calling a pass play when down three points on the 26 yard line with 50 seconds left in the game instead of running the ball to position for a FG or a breakaway TD.  Instead, we saw an interception that does not fit in the bad nor ugly category.

WR coach Marion leaving for a lateral move to Texas.

Losing the ball on the last kickoff after starting the game with a similar debacle – sign the team gave up and quit.

The final score could have easily been 41-21 (note from my MSU fan acquaintances) who predicted a 20 point blow-out.  Sadly, they were more correct than I want to give them credit for.

Slovis optimism at Pitt!

Adam Rittenberg on Twitter: "Former #USC quarterback Kedon Slovis announces  on IG that he's headed to #Pitt . Big pickup for Pat Narduzzi's team.  https://t.co/r9AGJZZs2C" / Twitter
Thanks Coach!!