POV Roundtable Video; 10-11-17

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

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’…

POV Roundtable Call-In; PSU Game

POV Roundtable Call-In; PSU Game

Big week and a big game coming up for the Panthers in Quaalude Valley.  Lets take some time this evening and discuss it live with some other POV’ers.  As a reminder we slid the start time back to 9:00pm to accommodate those who have kids, etc…

We have a ton of things to discuss and the most notable issue is obviously the YSU (debacle) game.  Reading our previous comments on here I see a whole range of attitudes about our showing last Saturday and what we feel might happen this Saturday.  Oh, BTW, who won the closest score for YSU?

Right – me! 28-21 Pitt, although I did think it would be four TDs in regulation play.  And I’ll tell you why.  Because all those positions with “?” question marks beside them in our previous article on here pretty much turned out to be valid.  But this is what to expect with this young and/or inexperienced lineup.

Well, they are a week older and a week more experienced now aren’t they?  But will that make a difference against the more talented PSU squad?

We’ll do our formal predictions thread on Friday again so put your thinking caps on.  The Oddssharks.com site has PSU at just around a 20 point favorite, however, I just heard on the radio some other bookmakers had PSU at (-) 23.  Sorry to say that to this Pitt fan that sounds not all that far-fetched.

POV Roundtable Call-in
09:00 pm10:00 pm – Note new time
 
Meeting ID
303520973
 
Moderator Passcode
2615
 
By Phone:
408.740.7256  then 303520973#  (don’t forget the # sign)

Chris Peak of Rivals just posted up a great graphic showing a breakdown of the Pitt passing game against YSU.  Some real interesting info – and some we already knew (best info source on Pitt football).

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POV Sunday Podcast; August 27, 2017

http://triblive.com/sports/college/pitt/12663774-74/quicker-defense-offers-pitt-football-hope

“I’ll just reference one of our ACC officials that comes out and works our practices every day. I didn’t ask for it; he just said, ‘Hey, that Maddox is different than he was last year.’ So for whatever that is – maybe you guys can find him somewhere; I’m not going to give you his name. But it was good to hear that from somebody else that watches every day.”

That’s a big question for me, too. So much of this defensive scheme is geared toward stopping the run, but the DTs are a big part of it; are these young guys up to the task? Charlie Partridge says they’ve done a good job learning their assignments and filling the right gaps and all of that, but I think that area is where Pitt has taken the biggest hit with all the departures on defense. Shakir Soto and Tyrique Jarrett were really good against the run.

https://pittsburgh.rivals.com/news/over-under-freshmen-who-will-play

The Pitt football program added its second recruit of the week Thursday, as local product David Green committed to head coach Pat Narduzzi.

A 6-foot-1 defensive lineman from Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School, Green chose the Panthers over Virginia Tech, Minnesota and Rutgers, among others.

He is rated a 3-star player by 247Sports and is the fourth defensive lineman in the 2018 class, joining fellow WPIAL products Noah Palmer and Devin Danielson and Maryland native John Morgan.

In total, the class of 2018 now has 14 players, with all 14 ranked as 3-star recruits by 247Sports. The website currently has the group ranked No. 53 in the country and No. 12 in the ACC

Redshirt SRs for 2018… Drop Herndon and LB Jaylen Williams?

https://pittsburgh.forums.rivals.com/threads/the-2017-scholarship-board.112979/

http://triblive.com/sports/college/pitt/12663774-74/quicker-defense-offers-pitt-football-hope

Losses on the defensive line have forced shuffling and resulted in the emergence of junior defensive tackle Shane Roy, who was repeatedly recognized by coaches for his efforts in camp. Roy also needs seasoning, but he may start next to redshirt freshman Keyshon Camp.

Pitt needs a pass rush to offset deficiencies in its secondary, but not even Ejuan Price’s 13 sacks could help last year. With Price in the NFL, that task is passed on to Dewayne Hendrix and Edwards. Hendrix is another of those players whose potential — due to injury — has been talked about more than put on display.

Both players are transfers, which says something about Pitt’s recruitment of defensive linemen before Narduzzi arrived in 2015.

Team Rankings Website

More detailed info on the GT vs Pitt game…

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2017/08/26/pitt-football-heinz-field-atmosphere-improvements-college-football-2017/stories/201708260045

https://pittnews.com/article/121426/sports/pitt-alters-sweet-caroline-tradition/

Here is that blue shirt I mentioned…

POV Shirt Blue

Here is the pinned Tailgating Info article – please visit and let us know if you’ll be there….

 

 

 

POV Round Table Call-In; August 16th 2017

POV Round Table Call-In; August 16th 2017

It is that day of the week again folks – get your computers and phones fired up…  I’ll be in the Roundtable meeting room at around 7:50 or so. if you log on and I’m not there don’t leave – I may just be out of the room for a minute.

POV Roundtable Call-in
 07:45 pm09:15 pm or so
 
Meeting ID
303520973
 
 
Meeting URL

https://bluejeans.com/303520973

Phone Call-In number is:

408-740-7256   then  770439# – (don’t forget the pound sign!!)

Here are some topics:

QB competition?

Tailgating

Predictions on the season and individual player’s production.

…and I’ll update those with other ideas as they come to me – I’m busy until this evening.

See you then and any new comers – please don’t hesitate to jump in  we need to get some new blood going in these shows.

Here are the QBs at Kennywood – courtesy of a POV commenter.  You can see that Pickett (far right) is no small kid coming out of HS – When I saw him in gym clothes at the Pitt Pro Workout Day back in March I was impressed with his overall size – arms and chest also.  Bigger than all the other scholarship QBs that way (they were all watching the Seniors workout for the NFL scouts in on the Southside). 

Pickett is listed at 6’2″ and 215 in the roster – even though all the recruiting sites had him bigger at 6’3″ and around 225.  He’s definitely a legit 6’3″ .

I’d say now that he has been at Pitt over the last 8 months with an S&C coach he’s probably at about 230.  Big strong armed kid.

L to R: Jake Zilinskas, Tom MacVittie, Max Browne, OC Watson, Ben DiNucci and Wilson Pickett