I'm going to make this short because I'm writing this on my phone in North Carolina because I can't get the iPad to work with the hotel wifi.
James Conner. Did I tell you that he's a future star? Pitt finally gave him the ball in the second half and he responded by running for over 100 yards. When Pitt utilized Conner and the tight ends they moved the ball. When they get pass happy to the wide receivers it gets ugly. I know that Tyler Boyd and Devin Street are excellent but the OL and Tom Savage's quick thinking are not. Use Conner and the tight ends to move the ball and it will help the line, Savage, and even Boyd and Savage because they won't have to do all of the heavy lifting.
The defense was not good in the first half but did much better in the second half. This time it was the horrible special teams that cost Pitt the game. Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that the players don't have some responsibility in this but in all honesty I don't think the coaching staff is helping them be their best, and therefore they are most responsible. The Panthers have bad special teams and the staff doesn't have somebody that really concentrates on the unit. Isaac Bennett takes too many carries away from Conner. Not enough passes to the backs, tight ends, and receivers crossing over the middle in stride. Things like these adds up and you lose close games like this.