Saturday, September 14, 2013

Pittsburgh 49 New Mexico 27

The New Mexico Lobos were just what the doctor ordered as the Panthers improved to 1-1 this season with a 49-27 victory.  Some thoughts:

Tyler Boyd? Umm, yeah.  We all thought he could be a star but this is ridiculous that he's this good, this soon.  Boyd had 6 catches for 134 yards and a TD, half of them in spectacular fashion, and also ran twice for 39 yards including a beautiful 34-yard TD run.  He's a true star of a national caliber already and dare I say that only somebody named Larry Fitzgerald started out so impressively?

Boyd should continue to put up big numbers because it appears he has a very good quarterback throwing to him.  Yes, Tom Savage had two interceptions, including one very bad decision on his first pass, but the other one was a fluke.  Savage really only threw two bad passes all day and one of those was completed to Devin Street who was wide open for an easy TD but Savage under threw him. On the day Savage threw a beautiful ball, straight as an arrow with plenty of zip. He ended up completing 13 of 17 passes for 236 yards and 2 TDs.

Devin Street added 5 catches for 80 yards while Manasseh Garner added 2 catches for 26 yards, and Scott Orndoff added a 4-yard touchdown pass.  All receivers and tight ends also blocked exceptionally well.

Maybe the best news of the day is how well the Panthers ran the ball. James Conner looks to be the real deal. Not only is he so strong that defenders simply bounce off him, but he has a sneaky burst that lets him turn the corner like a much smaller back.  He carried only 12 times but ended up with 119 yards for a 9.9 avg.  He also added 2 touchdowns.

Isaac Bennett was just as impressive and was lowering his head and knocking Lobos all over the field. He ended up with 14 carries for 101 yards, a 7.2 avg., and 2 more TDs.

The Panthers had 527 yards, 283 on the ground and 244 yards through the air.

Defensively the star of the show, not surprisingly was Aaron Donald who was a one man wrecking crew. Jason Hendricks and David Durham also stood out.  But the defense still needs work, however, and they let up a lot of big plays on the ground. The Lobos ran for 213 yards.

Bottom line, New Mexico is bad, so it's hard to say what this means. At the very least this will give the Panthers a lot of confidence. And the future is very bright on offense with Boyd and Conner both looking like stars.

90 comments:

  1. It's incredible what Donald can do, especially when you know the other team is game planning specifically for him. He's in the backfield on almost every play. Thought Thomas played well too. Still not sure what's keeping him off the field at times, as he's clearly the most tented LB. wasn't impressed with any other defensive personnel really. They still have a ways to go as a unit..

    Saw a glimpse of Fr. Jarrett toward the end of the game. Kid better watch he doesn't eat his way out of football before he has a chance to make an impact.. Man does he block out the sun.

    Thought Savage was mostly good. That first INT was aweful though. Street was triple covered and there was a reciever wiiiiide open over top of him on the post.

    I don't know what else Boyd can do to impress. Kid has set the bar incredibly high after two games. The TD catch before half was Fitzgerald-esque. High pointing the ball, ripping it away from the CB and getting a foot down with two guys all over him. And he looks so smooth and natural as a ball carrier. Simply impressive.

    Liked what we saw from both RBs. Connor is surprisingly athletic and elusive for his size.

    Looking forward to the Duke game next week. Would be nice to handle Duke, get on the board in the ACC, and start to build some momentum. If nothing else, Pitt should be able to out score them.

    -BostonsCommon

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  2. Always nice to get that first win. The freshmen made plays again and the running game got going against a very inferior opponent. That said, the turnovers need to stop. It killed momentum.

    The bad part is this defense has two major weaknesses that are going to cost Pitt wins: Gonzalez and Vinopal. Both are just simply awful. Gonzo got blown out of the picture by blockers and made a terrible attempt at a tackle on third down in NM's final scoring drive. The entire D on that final drive was bad and heads should roll during film study tomorrow. Too bad Porchia, Bradley or Grigsby can;t beat out Gonzo.

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  3. Great win! Glad to see so much production from this freshmen class. This should help in recruiting.

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  4. We took care of business like you are supposed to ... UNM doesn't appear to be that good and/or they had an off day; however, they did manage a lot of yards on the ground. As said, not sure where we stand ... next week will go a long way toward telling us that. Overall, nice, much needed bounce back win. Hail to Pitt !

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  5. I don't think it really matters that New Mexico scored w/ 55 secs left in the game.

    This was a dominating performance.

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  6. Pitt played well. I know, it was New Mexico.
    I know lots of people are talking about Boyd's Touchdown catch at the end of the half... but the throw by Savage was unbelievable... on the run and a bullet.
    Aaron Donald had a monster game. He was so disruptive.

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    1. Joe, the reason people are talking about it is because it was an amazing catch. Boyd's athleticism and body control are ridiculous. It goes to show that regardless of what classification your HS was in, if you've got talent, you'll succeed in college.

      No doubt Savage has a big-time arm, and he does deserve credit, but folks will be talking more about the catch than the throw.

      The play of Boyd and the other freshmen has to be a positive for recruiting. Personally, I'd rather come to a school like Pitt and play right away, rather than sit for a couple years elsewhere.

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    2. MB,
      Depends upon your goal. If a player aspires for the NFL, Pitt may not be the best choice. Depends upon your position and coaches as well as exposure. Being on a winning team will get you better/positive exposure for the NFL.

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    3. As good as the play was, it really shouldn't have happened. With time running out and the ball at the 35, the smart play would have been a quick throw (either downfield or out of bounds). Scrambling and wasting time was a bad decision. If the pass was incomplete, Pitt would have been stuck with probably no points on the drive.

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    4. Exposure is not a problem. The NFL knows all about Pitt players. It's not like they are playing in Albania.

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    5. Apparently, the NFL doesn't know about Pitt players for the past two years, hopefully not and counting

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    6. They knew all about them and they decided they weren't good enough to draft.

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    7. Jarred Holley was a 4 year starter who should've been drafted. He was used and coached horribly his senior season; Year 1 of Coach House...

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    8. Holley was too slow for the NFL.

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    9. Holley played early because he has a high football IQ, not because of his blazing speed.

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    10. It took two guys making big plays to pull off that TD pass/catch. I thought both really showed something.

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  7. The offense is in good hands. Boyd and Connor might be two of the best freshman at their respective positions in the country. Savage has the nfl arm. Can only hope he will stop making any throw like his pick today (and the fsu game). TE's play beyond their years. The offense is in good hands

    We got our answer that Pitt can beat bad teams. How the defense improves and it must each remaining game will determine if Pitt can win more than 7 games.

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  8. Pitt handled NM how they should've... Boyd, Bennett, conner and savage impressed... we have great TE's, would like to see Pitt utilize them more like New England did a few years ago...need to clean up special teams...I don't think I've ever seen a "delay of game penalty" on a kickoff... hope we take care of business against Duke...any updates with recruiting?

    Hail To Pitt

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  9. Lets not get carried away. NM is a terrible football team. If Pitt played a decent team, they would have lost. We'll how thy do against Duke....

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  10. I don't understand how replay booth miss the fact that ball never hit the Pitt player in the leg. That was a very bad call

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    1. I don't understand how you you could misinterpret that play.

      The ball clearly hit Pitts - if it didn't, don't you think he, the rest of the team, announcers etc would have made an issue of it?

      They all knew it and it WAS clear on the tape.

      Regarding the game, OMG, New Mexico is very bad. Savage will never have that much time again the rest of the season and our D-Line will never play a more porous O-Line than UNM's.

      On the positive side, Boyd was spectacular and Savage has an absolute gun.

      The bottom line is that this should build back some of our confidence - Savage and the rest of the newcomers got more needed reps and it's on to Duke where I'll be sitting the 4th row up near mid-field.

      Can't wait!

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    2. The ball did not "clearly" hit the player and the ball was not altered and went straight up. If it did hit the player the ball would've went in a different direction. I believe it was blown call.

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    3. It wasn't clear on the replay but by the reaction of Chryst and the players I think they could tell easily on the field that the ball hit the Pitt player.

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  11. According to smith street poll, New Mexico is ranked 101.

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    1. So what? Seems that you view Pitt winning as a bad thing...or you're a pathetic troll who can't find anything better to do??

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    2. @ Kent Bowler

      Seems like you're getting offended by facts. That person didn't bash Pitt, but you judge him and call him a pathetic troll simply for stating a fact about New Mexico. Wow, that was classless.

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    3. Kent, I'm simply trying to put the win in perspective. Your condescending remarks are not necessary. I bleed blue and gold. This win is nothing more than a beating of a below average team. Maybe you're the troll that should post your attack elsewhere.
      Chuck from Steelton, PA

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    4. No, just offended by those who have nothing better to do than try and demean the success of others.

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  12. Something I thought about last night after the game. Would most Pitt fans be okay with a middling team each and every year as long as the program was producing NFL talent? It's amazing home many high end NFL players got their start at Pitt. I personally don't think it's talked about enough nationally.

    Chris, how will games like yesterday affect recruiting?

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    1. Recruiting has been on an upswing lately and it helps a lot that somebody as popular and revered as Boyd among HS players is doing so well.

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    2. Recruiting is on an upswing because we lost bad to a conference opponent that's ranked in the top 25 or because we beat the 101 ranked team out of 108. We would have been better of avenging last years loss to YSU.

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    3. How many fans are about to hop off of the Shai McKenzie bandwagon. Joe D will be the first to jump.

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    4. Travis, that's just what Pitt had a few years ago with Wannstedt ... he was putting guys in the NFL every year but just couldn't win a league title though came pretty close a couple of years

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    5. shai mckenzie hurt his knee.
      Probably the best thing that happen to Pitt to land him as a recruit.
      Shai will recover but many teams will probably pull their offer. Pitt won't.

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    6. The torn ACL is going to present an obstacle for McKenzie and his aspirations to play running back at the next level.

      However, I've been saying for awhile the kid might play as a runninback, but he would be great as a linebacker if he ever decided to make the move.

      The knee injury looks like a terrible blow for him right now. But it could help steer him in the direction which will pay the biggest dividends for him in the long run.

      Pitt needs to stick with him... and if he wants a shot at runningback... give it to him.

      But with the type of offense Chryst is running and the Wisconsin-like talent he's assembling with the O-Line... a BIG-TIME running back will be coming soon and that will have an impact on the way the pieces ultimately come together.

      PittofDreams

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    7. Just got the word that McKenzie's knee might not require surgery.

      Great news for him.

      However, stand by the prediction that his greatest potential at the next level is at linebacker instead of runningback.

      PittofDreams

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  13. Last night, a certain former Central Valley WR tweeted he should have listened to his mom... It was later deleted. Not made up. I guess he saw that Tyler Boyd's catch in ESPN's top ten plays of the day..

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  14. Take it for what it's worth:

    http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=141&f=2455&t=11955511&p=3

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  15. I was at the game yesterday. The Panthers did what they were supposed to do..They beat a team they were supposed to. The loss to FSU was expected...So after two games we are who we thought we were...Pitt has to handle business the next two weeks and beat Duke and Virginia. IMHO these are games that should be won. We will see if the adjustments that the defense made are appropriate for better competition. Pitt can not stand pat and expect to win these games without making further defensive adjustments. The linebackers must play better. Have we fixed the soft play of the defensive backfield? My hopes are that we have. After 5 games we can be 4-1 going to va tech with the hopes of a solid season in line. Winning cures all woes whether they are recruiting or pressure being put on the coaching staff...Win the games you are supposed to..H2P.....

    Gary from Cleveland

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  16. To counteract the usual comments after a loss...PC is the greatest coach of all time. His eye for recruiting and developing players that fit is system is unrivaled. The stadium gives them an unique advantage against other schools. They have the best AD in the land. And damn those uniforms look good.

    Now on to the game.

    Positives:

    - Great win as expected.

    - The OL dominated the game and continues to look at be a strength going forward. Big plus for the future.

    - Conner again shows he should be getting the lions share of the carries.

    - Boyd, WOW!!

    Negative:

    - 4 turnovers. Just can't have that.

    - The D letting off some in the 2nd half. While not the end of the world, would have expected a hard 60 minutes out of that group.

    Overall:

    Nice win and momentum going into Duke. I'm interested in seeing how they come out next week. PC had issues last year keeping the team focused. Was it an issue with him or the players?? Guess we'll see.

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    1. Good one. Thanks for the chuckle.

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  17. While this win was nice, it wasn't as good as it seemed. There were a handful of things that bothered me (too many turnovers, Savage throwing into double/triple?/quadruple? coverage on the first INT, etc). Conversely, the FSU loss was not as bad as it seemed, as there were good things in that game.

    Bottom line, Pitt is 1-1, as expected. And we still don't know much about how they'll compete with the middle tier teams of the ACC, which will determine their record.

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  18. 1 of the 7 recruiting targets is about to committ to PITT. He's 1 of the 5 from the WPIAL

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  19. Some stats that I haven't seen here or elsewhere for those who weren't at or did not get to watch the game:

    - New Mexico had exceeded 300 yards rushing in 11 of 15 games since Bob Davie became the coach.

    While obviously Pitt is better than most of their competition, and New Mexico themselves are not very good, it does show what they hope to do on offense. Pitt held them to well under their goal. More on that in a sec.

    - New Mexico had negative 8 yards total offense in the first quarter.

    - New Mexico did not get a first down until about halfway through the 2nd quarter.

    - Of the 260 or so yards of total offense [that New Mexico had], about 200 of them came after Pitt took a 42-6 lead a few minutes into the 3rd quarter.

    The win is what it was. Sometimes wins over such teams don't come so easily as they should. Ask Michigan.

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  20. An educated guess on the 1 of 5 about to commit: Its most likely Anthony Davis since his flip from Temple has been rumored for a couple of weeks.

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  21. I really do like James Conner. Freshman, good size, runs hard, not blinding fast but seems to have decent speed. Bennett had a good game as well. I like how hard both of them run, especially lowering the shoulder at the end of runs.

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  22. It is being reported that Shai Mckenzie has torn ACL.
    Which means surgery!!!

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    1. that's a shame...even if he's a punk, that's tough..can't imagine what's going through his head...although Shady McCoy is someone he can look to for inspiration...good luck to him and his rehab...

      Hail To Pitt

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    2. Damaged good... Pitt lock. LOL

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    3. Because no one ever comes back from ACL tears...

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    4. Anony 9:17,
      He will recover but many coaches will back away.
      I was responding to POD whereby he stated Shai didn't need surgery. That was an incorrect statement. PG said he is scheduled for surgery on Friday.
      Anony 8:11
      Agreed. Pitt lock. He will RS as frosh. No need to rush him back.

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    5. In all seriousness, why do u think he is a Pitt lock?

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    6. Why do u say he is a Pitt lock? Read the PG and the father mentioned none of his top 5 have backed off after the injury.

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    7. Joe,

      You missed the word "might." My original information was correct. I mistakenly believed other information presented to me after the original post "might" be true.

      However, I am certain that McKenzie WILL be a much better linebacker than running back if someday he decides to make the move to defense.

      PittofDreams

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    8. I never call anybody a lock but I've always thought McKenzie would end up at Pitt. The emergence of Conner may change things though, I don't know.

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    9. Chris,

      Hope you're right about McKenzie being a lock.

      He's a heck of a football player whatever side of the ball he plays on.

      PittofDreams

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    10. Most of the other schools recruiting McKenzie recruit nationally, so I can't see them staying on him after the injury. PC uses multiple RB's anyway, and if McKenzie wants an NFL shot, that may be his best way to go, because he'll have the opportunity to perform and won't put as many miles on the treads, which is what the NFL looks at.

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    11. I believe Shai is going to Pitt. Regardless of what Conner is doing. Competition will be wherever he goes. Less competition at Pitt. Top notch talent is not afraid of competition.

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    12. After the Foster decision where he told his family the night before that it was Pitt but awoke in favor of Bama ... well there are no locks when someone has a final 2, 3 or more.

      I thought Apke would be a lock .. yet he was one of the 1st to commit to PSU.

      I do think it wouldn't hurt Pitt to have a few more games on local TV with a lot of splash plays like the other day.

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  23. Sorry to here the news on McKenzie…was hoping that it wasn’t that bad.

    On another more trivial topic, I just read that the winner of the Penn State vs Central Florida game to be played in Ireland next year will receive a complementary winner’s trophy. Am I being overly sensitive for feeling pissed upon discovering that this trophy was made from the steel used to build Three Rivers Stadium?

    Seems like another example of the “Penn State is the local football team” mentality that exists around here. I understand that there are a number of PSU alum in the area but damn it, Pittsburgh should still be considered Pitt football country. If something representative of Penn State was needed to make the thing, then perhaps they should have melted down some milk containers or farm plows from Centre County.

    MC

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    1. Unfortunately that's the reality of the Pitt football program. PSU still has national notoriety even though they're a bunch of scumbags, while Pitt hasn't been in the national spotlight for over 30 years now. Wouldn't surprise if me Rooney had something to do with this.

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    2. all I know is that Steelers haven't drafted a Pitt guy since late 90s (Poteat) .. ever since they merged practice facility

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  24. VT's top 4 RB's on depth chart are 3 freshman and a sophomore. That includes former top 100 recruit Joel Caleb who was just moved to RB. They also already have a high 3/low 4 star RB committed.

    Pitt has only one player, Conner, who has freshman or sophomore eligibility who we know anything about. Ibrahim will probably be moved to safety at some point. Pitt has Ollison and Briggs committed. The depth charts IMO still should favor Pitt. I only include VT in this because at this point it seems like a VT-Pitt battle.

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    1. Logic has no place in recruiting.

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    2. +1

      Thanks for the laugh.

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  25. The “PC can’t recruit” crowd has been noticeably quite lately…. Hmmmm. Maybe the fool knows what he’s doing after all? Look for more Conner / Webb types in the next class as well (Amara, Maddox, Motely, Freebeck, Wirginis). One game does not make a class, but so far so good...Give the dude a chance…

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    1. This coming class looks like it can turn out to be quite good. We might be the favorites to land Nicholson, Henry, Bookser, Mckenzie, and Anthony Davis. That would be probably be a top 25 class, maybe even top 20. The more top local kids to pick Pitt the harder it will be for the next top recruit to go away.

      And Tyler Boyd is the best thing to Happen to Pitt recruiting

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    2. Has to land the big time locals before I start to believe. Being the favorites means nothing if we can't land them. Many of the 2014 commits chose Pitt over MAC level teams or worse.

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  26. Wake up Panther fans. You beat New Mexico. New Mexico is far from an ACC caliber team. This week we get to snap back to reality against ACC competition. Don't forget we still have to play against the likes of Notre Dame, Miami, Virginia Tech, UNC, Syracuse, Duke Virginia. Old Dominion and Navy are not walks in the park either. New Week, new challenge. Please, let the New Mexico game go. Beating New Mexico will not make a recruit want to come to Pitt. Competing, not necessarily winning, in the ACC will.

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    1. Hey Anonymous 5:50,

      If you're going to be a troll, try and cover your tracks a little better. First you say: "Wake up Panther fans. YOU beat New Mexico." Then you say: "Don't forget WE still need to play..."

      Which is it? You? We? They?

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    2. I am saying"You" because I'm not apart of the Pitt fans that's stuck on the New Mexico game. I am saying "We" because I am a Pitt fan. Btw, I'm not being a troll because I'm stating the obvious. Please, leave the name calling within the confines of your own home.

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  27. Anonymous @5:50 PM

    FWIW--Per Sagarin ratings--Old Dominion is only marginally better than New Mexico (+3 points). Navy, on the other hand, is 2 TDs+ better than New Mexico and will be a challenge if not shut down defensively.

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  28. Starting to feel pretty positive about what Chryst is doing.

    The House promotion aside… the fact that a dozen true freshman have played along with seven redshirt freshmen… signals that something good could be in motion.

    There’s already evidence to suggest that Chryst has an eye for the kind of talent that best suits his system… and he and a couple of his assistants are pretty good at finding good players cruising under the radar.

    It’s going to be interesting to see what kind of results are returned once Chryst has two or three years of recruits with playing time under their belts.

    At that point, overall team performance should rise to a new level.

    However, it remains to be seen if Chryst is as good at recognizing talent in the assistant coaches he hires and promotes.

    Despite what some may think, coaching is still vital to success at the collegiate level… especially when you’re trying to maximize the potential of players identified as two or three stars in high school.

    PittofDreams

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    1. All this positive press???
      We got spanked by FSU and we beat a lousy New Mexico team.
      Put things into perspective.
      The real question is how Pitt will do versus the ACC teams.

      I've seen nothing to think Pitt will win more than 6 games this year... maybe 5 wins.

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    2. Joe D .. you are correct as to FSU and UNM .. however, there have been some positive signs and this week's game will go a long way in telling us whether it's 5, 6 or even 7 wins. Hail to Pitt!

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    3. I think its hard to know what to make of things right now. How FSU does the rest of the way out has a bearing on that.

      And I agree with Anon 12:23.... we will learn a lot this weekend. One would think the Panthers will build on the first two games and if they avoid mistakes can with this weekend (and next).

      Savage needs to play a smart game - no picks, even if he has a to take a sack.

      The OL needs to continue to avoid the pre-snap and holding calls. Based on on what I've seen so far, we should expect to have success running the ball.

      Should be interesting to see how HCPC and Rudolph call the game - come out passing or test Duke's DL early.

      Looks like it will be a nice day at Wallace Wade. Hope to see a bunch of you there.

      Trivia - Duke opened Wallace Wade in 1929 against - you got it - Pitt.


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    4. Both Joe D and PittofDreams are right.

      There is reason for optimism, based on the play of the freshmen and other positive signs. However, not too much can be read into the New Mexico game. To me, it was more of a confidence builder than a true test for Pitt. It was great to get the win, but the Lobos are not a good team.

      Time will tell what kind of team Pitt will be, but I think there is reason for hope for this season and beyond.

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  29. Pitt has played probably the best team and the worst (even including ODU) team it will play all year.

    We won't know anything for sure until mid-October .... and then won't be totally sure since the final games include ND, UNC and Miami.

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  30. After the Florida State game I said after the next three game we would be 3-1. I still believe that. I think that after the Virginia game we will have enough of a body of work to discuss how good the team is compared to the teams they will play at the end of the season. We should also by then see if they are improving week to week or just maintaining the status quo. I totally agree that we have probably played the best and worst teams we will face as stated above.

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  31. Savage has shown he has a ridiculous arm and can be very accurate when given enough time to stand tall in the pocket.

    But jury still out until we see him play a good game against a good defense. No interceptions or sacks against Duke would be a positive sign… but not a final verdict.

    No sacks or interceptions is absolutely an achievable goal for Savage Saturday. Given Duke’s apparent shortcomings in stopping the run (see Gerogia Tech), Pitt should seize the opportunity and tell the behemoths on the O-Line to be ready because the hammer is going down.

    Expect a big day from James Connor.

    PittofDreams

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  32. What's going on with Basketball recruiting?
    No committs as of yet. It's early sort of but most of the elite players sign at early signing which is Nov. 15.
    Any status of that Mostella?

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  33. Another longshot off the board for Pitt on the bball front. Isaiah Whitehead committed to Seton Hall. I get that he is a NYC kid and he is playing right near home. But Seton Hall sucks. He had Indiana and Pitt after him and in his final 5. Why not play B10 or ACC basketball? Makes no sense to me. Nobody cares about that old Big East league anymore.

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    1. Seton Hall is hiring HS coaches if the player select SH.
      Whitehead HS coach (Munton?) is rumored to be going to SH. Munton solicited St. John for a position.
      How do you think Antigua's brother got hired at SH, he brought SH an elite recruit.
      Quid pro quo.

      Terrible trend with all these handlers for BB players.

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    2. well, we hope Henry, Nicholson, MacKnzie and Bookser stay local over the likes of OSU, FSU and Bama

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    3. Only 1 of these guys are staying local, the rest, FaGetAboutIt.

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    4. You'd think after Pitt's 10 year-run last decade coupled with being on ESPN constantly and having the announcers hype up the program to which you could have called it a recruiting infomercial that the Panthers wouldn't still be struggling with recruiting. Now Pitt has the ACC to sell and it loses a good player to Seton Hall of all schools.

      That story that blew under the radar on cnnsi.com in 2009 about how James Harden would have gone to Pitt had Jamie hired his high school coach to be the director of basketball operations could have been the real turning point for the program. Harden on the that team with Fields, Blair and Young would have clinched a Final Four and possible championship. How much would it be now if that had happened?

      Better hope Mostella makes the grade, Jeter comes to Pitt and Dixon can land the Martin kid from Seattle because Jamie isn’t getting Colson.

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    5. AnonymousSeptember 19, 2013 at 10:07 PM

      "Only 1 of these guys are staying local, the rest, FaGetAboutIt"

      You wanna bet? I think they get all of them... And if you think they're going to PSU, you need to FaGetAboutIt...

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    6. You cant sleep with the devil and get away with things. I am glad Pitt doesn't.

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  34. Here's Montae Nicholson's quote from the Post Gazette in reaction to what he's seeing going on at Pitt.

    "It has shown they have faith in freshmen," Nicholson said. "It also shows they are recruiting very well."

    Impressive observation for a high school senior.

    PittofDreams

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