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by Stoosh
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:55 am
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5AF's 2018-19 Premier Pittsburgh Super Panthers Football Thread (and Basketball)

New WR coach is Chris Beatty and that's a good one. Beatty had been at Maryland since 2016 and was mostly recently the WR coach, co-OC and assistant head coach for the Terps. We may best know him from his work in 2008-10, when he was RB/Slot WR coach at WVU. There he helped recruit & develop Noel De...
by Stoosh
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:33 pm
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5AF's 2018-19 Premier Pittsburgh Super Panthers Football Thread (and Basketball)

Reports trickling in via Twitter (Bruce Feldman & some others) that Pitt's new OC is Mark Whipple.
by Stoosh
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:58 pm
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5AF's 2018-19 Premier Pittsburgh Super Panthers Football Thread (and Basketball)

IMHO, Jason Candle is not going to leave the head coaching job at Toledo to become OC at Pitt. Candle is about THISCLOSE to being the next big up-and-coming candidate to make the jump from the MACtion to a P5 head coaching job. There ARE rumors that Toledo OC Brian Wright is in the mix as Pitt OC, w...
by Stoosh
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:12 pm
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5AF's 2018-19 Premier Pittsburgh Super Panthers Football Thread (and Basketball)

I like Pitt's chances. Stanford's defense was susceptible to the run so I think Hall and Ollison can have big games even if Stanford tries to go with eight/nine in the box on a consistent basis. On the other side of the ball, Stanford didn't really run the ball particularly well when they had Bryce ...
by Stoosh
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:17 pm
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Topic: 2018-2019 College Football Thread
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2018-2019 College Football Thread

Bowl game results outside of the playoff games always have to be taken with a grain of salt, especially now that key players who know they're NFL-bound are taking themselves out of playing in the games. Teams go into non-playoff bowl games with different frames of mind all the time. I read Batko's p...
by Stoosh
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:05 am
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2018-2019 College Football Thread

Another ACC Coastal team, who destroyed Pitt, is getting their doors blown off by Wisky (whom PSU beat comfortably at home). Unreal. Wisconsin finished 5-4 in a division won by Northwestern, who got beaten by Duke, who finished 3-5 in the Coastal and gave up 54 points in a loss to Pitt and Pitt's r...
by Stoosh
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:33 pm
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5AF's 2018-19 Premier Pittsburgh Super Panthers Football Thread (and Basketball)

From Brian Batko on Twitter:

"Pat Narduzzi says defensive backs Paris Ford (personal reasons) and Bricen Garner (disciplinary) are the only two players who did not make the trip to El Paso. Added they could still be here later in the week and are with the program."
by Stoosh
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:01 pm
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5AF's 2018-19 Premier Pittsburgh Super Panthers Football Thread (and Basketball)

that is unfortunate and I'm not sure how pitt is going to react to losing his contributions during the 2-4 times he actually appears on the field per game This is kind of where I'm at with it, too. Just yesterday, Alan Saunders posted an article that discussed Ford's position switches. move to corn...
by Stoosh
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:32 pm
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5AF's 2018-19 Premier Pittsburgh Super Panthers Football Thread (and Basketball)

Batko provided a little more info/speculation on Ford's absence via Twitter as well. Said he's going to ask Narduzzi about it when practice ends and the coach meets with the media. Someone tweeted to Batko wondering if this was a "left the team/will transfer" situation. Batko responded by saying he ...
by Stoosh
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:48 pm
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5AF's 2018-19 Premier Pittsburgh Super Panthers Football Thread (and Basketball)

Worst game I've ever witnessed with the eyeballs in my face. Yes there have been bigger heartbreaks, disasters, and disappointments, but this game was pure ****. And yes, Watson is Cavanaugh 2.0, yet somehow seems even less competent. Edit: I love that even Wanny is confused by his offensive game p...
by Stoosh
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:15 am
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5AF's 2018-19 Premier Pittsburgh Super Panthers Football Thread (and Basketball)

Fantastic read by Brian Batko on the 2008 Sun Bowl, probably one of the worst bowl games ever played in college football's modern era. https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2018/12/21/Worst-bowl-game-ever-pittsburgh-panthers-oregons-state-beavers-2008-sun-bowl-el-paso/stories/201812200121 Outside...
by Stoosh
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:51 pm
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5AF's 2018-19 Premier Pittsburgh Super Panthers Football Thread (and Basketball)

DE Brandon Mack officially de-commits via Twitter. He was part of the Fathers Day Weekend commitment blitz but this isn't entirely surprising.
by Stoosh
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:43 pm
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5AF's 2018-19 Premier Pittsburgh Super Panthers Football Thread (and Basketball)

Some stuff from the beat writers this morning... 1. From Brian Batko and Jerry DiPaola, QB Ricky Town has left the team and will forgo his final year of eligibility. Narduzzi said this morning that Town is nearly set to graduate, but he has returned home to California to help his family. Apparently ...
by Stoosh
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:07 pm
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Movie Thread

How the **** is Bumblebee at 98% on RT after 45 reviews? There's only one negative review and the average rating is 7.5/10. Is it as simple as removing Bay from the director's chair? they replaced him with someone who knows how to tell a story for kids and adults, so I'm sure that's a big plus. Unt...
by Stoosh
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:59 am
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5AF's 2018-19 Premier Pittsburgh Super Panthers Football Thread (and Basketball)

Rest In Peace, Bill Fralic. Passed away far too young at 56. Word is that he had cancer. I heard from a few other fans around us at the Albany game that he was sick but didn't realize it was that bad. I met him once at a FanFest circa 2000 or 2001. Hell of a nice guy. I don't really remember his day...
by Stoosh
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:11 pm
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Topic: 2018-2019 College Football Thread
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2018-2019 College Football Thread

Whenever I see NDSU and their block/italics font on their jerseys I feel like I should be watching on a 50 inch box TV in standard definition Yeah, I don't know how Nike hasn't updated that yet. That looks like it came from the create-a-team template from NCAA Football 2005. At least they finally d...
by Stoosh
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:08 pm
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2018-2019 College Football Thread

K State hired Chris Klieman, North Dakota State's coach to replace Snyder. Seems like a great hire imo, but their fans are very Mad Online on the twitter about this.. anyone know more about this situation? There was an NDSU fan that called in to Mark Packer's show a week or so ago that explained a ...
by Stoosh
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:14 pm
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Topic: 2018-2019 College Football Thread
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2018-2019 College Football Thread

K State hired Chris Klieman, North Dakota State's coach to replace Snyder. Seems like a great hire imo, but their fans are very Mad Online on the twitter about this.. anyone know more about this situation? There was an NDSU fan that called in to Mark Packer's show a week or so ago that explained a ...
by Stoosh
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:46 pm
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5AF's 2018-19 Premier Pittsburgh Super Panthers Football Thread (and Basketball)

Gragg didn’t even play in the ACCCG. They’ve gone all in on treating the TE like an extra tackle. I'm not 100% sure of this and I don't care to go back and watch the broadcast to confirm it, but there was a point either during the game when they showed the backs & receivers sitting on the bench. Gr...
by Stoosh
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:31 am
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5AF's 2018-19 Premier Pittsburgh Super Panthers Football Thread (and Basketball)

I disagree. The last season with Myron Cope was a shameful exercise and I don't want to repeat the same things with Dick Groat. Also I like Hagman. He does a good job. No Groat or Hillgrove misspeak will ever top the moment the planets aligned and Cope had to say "Fakhir Brown". It came out as "F*c...
by Stoosh
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:15 am
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Topic: 2018-2019 College Football Thread
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2018-2019 College Football Thread

Good riddance, Urban.
by Stoosh
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:21 pm
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Topic: 5AF's 2018-19 Premier Pittsburgh Super Panthers Football Thread (and Basketball)
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5AF's 2018-19 Premier Pittsburgh Super Panthers Football Thread (and Basketball)

One of the fellow Pitt fans I follow on Twitter mentioned that Watch ESPN has a Skycam-only version of the ACCCG, just in case anyone wants to rage-watch and get an idea of just how many pass plays had designed routes over the middle, how much time Pickett had to throw, how many times he didn't look...
by Stoosh
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:23 pm
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Topic: 5AF's 2018-19 Premier Pittsburgh Super Panthers Football Thread (and Basketball)
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5AF's 2018-19 Premier Pittsburgh Super Panthers Football Thread (and Basketball)

Looks like Pitt-Stanford in the Sun Bowl. Not bad, not bad.
by Stoosh
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:53 pm
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5AF's 2018-19 Premier Pittsburgh Super Panthers Football Thread (and Basketball)

Announcements will start trickling out at 3:00pm. Some stuff from Twitter: Joe Giglio of the Raleigh News-Observer (I think it’s Raleigh) is projecting Cuse to Orlando, Virginia to the Belk, and then Miami, NC State and Pitt are a mix. He has Pitt to the Pinstripe with The U going to El Paso and NC ...