Saturday Edition of the Sunday Podcast

Saturday Edition of the Sunday Podcast

Here is an almost hour of my thoughts about NC game, Pitt’s State of The Team at the 3/4s of the season mark and other rants (mostly about Ike and Josh Conklin)…

Here are some great shots from Frans POV Tailgate on Thursday evening prior to the game.    We see that Bernie and his friends were there.  Here is a shot of Bernie and Annie.  Bernie came up to PGH with a few NC friends.

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Man of the Evening Bernie and Annie – our best poster

 

From top left: Joe L. & Randy; Cake for guests; Fran; Guests; Bernie and Miss Annie again; John (Major Majors) and wife Kathleen; Shrine to a living Johnny Majors; Mark (PittPT) and Ed Hill.

 

Bill & Beautiful

CoL with Victory lights tarped off (Thanks Souf!); Ike, Rich (Richman) and Eric (Missing Wlat); Snapshot; Ray; POV Flag flying proudly and Mark and Ed again and Bill & Lisa.

That looks like it was a blast and I’m sorry I missed it.

POV Sunday Podcast; 11-5-17

POV Sunday Podcast; 11-5-17

3rd year coach

3rd year

POV’ers – there will be another wonderful Fran Lokar run tailgate prior to the North Carolina game located at Red 5A lot right next to the Red Parking Garage.

Starting tonight I’m going to post & pin an article with an attendance poll set in it so that Fran & company know how much food and booze to have on hand.

Please do stop by – we’ll have a nice North Carolina Pitt Panthers contingency there with BigB – Bernie – and his friends.  As always everything is free and you are more than welcome to enjoy with family…

So – Poll up tomorrow and please do put your input into it – Fran needs the info ASAP.

POV’s Roundtable Video; 10-19-17

POV’s Roundtable Video; 10-19-17

Here is last night’s Roundtable video. Mark (PittPT) and Matt (PittintheVille) joined me for a lively hour of Pitt football discussions.

Thanks for the great evening and the talk among friends.  Here are a few of the topics we discussed:

  • The loss to NCS 34-17… with a look back to the Syracuse game
  • The QB situation between Kenny Pickett and Ben NiDucci… (Matt’s name for Ben DiNucci)… and how they were handled in the last game.
  • The RB situation with Campbell’s inclusion after being switched from Safety…
  • Recruiting past, present and future

Those are a few issues – take a listen by yourself and then post up some comments for us all to talk about.

BITS AND PIECES:  Here are some email info sent out but EJ and friends from the Pitt AD’s office

Pat Narduzzi Press Conference 

Duke Week

PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO: Narduzzi Duke Preview

PITT (2-5, 0-3 ACC) vs. DUKE (4-3, 1-3 ACC)

October 21, 2017 • 12:20 p.m., ET

Wallace Wade Stadium (40,004/Natural Grass) • Durham, N.C.

ACC Network • Pitt IMG Sports Radio Network

PittsburghPanthers.com • @Pitt_FB • #PITTvsDUKE

LINK (PDF): Pitt Game Notes (vs. Duke)  These are the best info dumps about Pitt football.

Pitt-Virginia to kick off at 12:30 p.m.

The Oct. 28 game at Heinz Field will be televised locally by AT&T SportsNet.

 PITTSBURGH—Pitt’s October 28 game against Virginia at Heinz Field will kick off at 12:30 p.m., and be televised locally by AT&T SportsNet, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced today.  The Panthers’ remaining 2017 schedule with announced television coverage and kickoff times:

Oct. 21: at Duke* (ACC Network/WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh), 12:20 p.m.

Oct. 28: Virginia* (AT&T SportsNet), 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 9 (Thurs.): North Carolina* (ESPN), 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 18: at Virginia Tech*, TBA

Nov. 24 (Fri.): Miami*, TBA

*ACC game                        

POV Roundtable Video; 10-11-17

Here is the truncated Roundtable Video from last night – we had some audio problems in the beginning so we started the recording over.  In this session we, myself, Altoona Josh, PittintheVille Matt and Eric Missing Wlat,  discussed the past Syracuse game, the upcoming North Carolina state game and some player personnel issues such as the QBs (!) and running backs.

Hope you enjoy it…

Here is something I just figured out I can do – insert cut and pasted images with voiceovers… I really like this because 1) it saves me trying to write out all my thoughts and 2) I can speak about details more readily without the hassle for the readers trying to decipher them. I’ll use this more often in the future.

Some other info when looking at our QB play so far this season.

If you look at that 113.2 rating Browne has in the five of six games played (minus Rice) you’ll see a 113.2 QB rating.  Now I do understand that I’m cherry picking here but just to contrast this rating with historical ones – the only past Pitt QBs with worse ratings, who were actual starting QBs, are Pat Bostick, Darnell Dickerson and Rick Trocano.

Browne was our starting QB for both of our wins so far so let’s give him that positive, but I think I speak for Pitt fans when I say with the way the season is going so far – not what we expected or wanted – we’d like to see the future of our QB position playing vice a rsSR transfer who isn’t part of that future.

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POV Sunday Podcast; Rice 9/30/17

POV Sunday Podcast; Rice 9/30/17

Well, much better score than we had seen earlier – Pitt Chopsticks 42 – Rice – 10.  Here is the Team Rankings website I mentioned in the podcast.

After beating Rice 42-10 yesterday, Pittsburgh is now projected to finish the regular season 4-8 (2-6 ACC).

The odds that the Panthers end the season bowl eligible are up to 18%, an increase of 7% since yesterday.

We currently rank the Panthers as the #13 team in the ACC (and #76 team in the country).

Next game: Sat, Oct 7 at #64 Syracuse. Our power ratings give the Panthers a 34% chance to win.

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And here is where we stand nationally after yesterday’s game...

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POV Roundtable Call-In Video; 9-27-17

POV Roundtable Call-In Video; 9-27-17

Anther great evening with the POV’ers – and some new blood joined in with TX Panther (Mike) and Altoona Josh (Josh) both long time readers and commenters… and now commentators.  As you may have figured- there wasn’t a lot of deviation between us when discussing the season so far.  However, there was some when it came to this weekend’s game.

Everyone but one felt there was pretty much  no way we’d lose this game; I’m the outlier there.  Something feels very ‘off’ about this season – TX Mike agrees with this also – so nothing would surprise me in 2017 for our team.

I don’t think we’ll lose.  But I wouldn’t be surprised one bit if we did.

Do not forget about the POV Tailgate on Saturday Morning – Red 5A lot and I’ll have more info up tomorrow, or later today.

 

Sunday Podcast; Sifting Through the OSU Rubble

Well, can any one who really follows and knows about Pitt football be shocked at what happened yesterday?  Surprised maybe, I was – but not shocked.

Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph completed 9-of-14 passes for 252 yards and 4 TDs when Pittsburgh sent five or more pass rushers, per ESPN Stats & Info. Going back to the start of last season, it was the third-most yards and tied for the most passing TDs against the blitz in a single game by a Power 5 QB.

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Take a look at the :30s mark – DiNucci with a ‘spark’…