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Nicky

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Pitt 2017
« on: June 28, 2017, 10:25:00 PM »

Never too early!

Seems most pundits foresee Pitt with a real chance to take the Coastal.  VT, Miami and UNC had a combined 14 offensive players leave early for the NFL (thank goodness).  And all three of them have a lot of predicted growing pains in filling those shoes. 

A couple publications have used Pitt's in-conference schedule as a reason for optimism - they are the only ACC team who doesn't play FSU, Louisville or Clemson.  Assuming at least two of VT, UNC and Miami lose their games against the Big 3, and those losses count towards their Coastal record, Pitt figures to start the year a game up on at least two of their main competition being the only Coastal team not to play the Big 3.

CFN lists Narduzzi as the ACC coach most on the hot seat to take a step forward this year to a bigger bowl after losing two straight mid-level bowls (and going 1-5 in their last six bowls total).

Quadre Henderson and Jordan Whitehead have been named to multiple preseason teams!
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Re: Pitt 2017
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2017, 02:15:09 PM »

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A couple publications have used Pitt's in-conference schedule as a reason for optimism - they are the only ACC team who doesn't play FSU, Louisville or Clemson.  Assuming at least two of VT, UNC and Miami lose their games against the Big 3, and those losses count towards their Coastal record, Pitt figures to start the year a game up on at least two of their main competition being the only Coastal team not to play the Big 3.

Ugh...that's the kind of logic that frustrates me when it comes to Pitt (traditionally anyways...to be fair Narduzzi is still navigating his way through the minefield that is Pitt over the past 20 years).

Logically...absolutely that schedule looks sweet! In theory if all four teams are equal then yes this looks great for Pitt. But in years past it has not been beyond them to beat the likes of Clemson but lose to the likes of Virginia or Duke.

What I would love to see though is them feast on that schedule and finally beat "the U" as well, who them have not had much success against even in their down years, aside of course from them beating them in their must-win season finale in 2014 down in Miami.
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Re: Pitt 2017
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 02:42:40 PM »

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Logically...absolutely that schedule looks sweet! In theory if all four teams are equal then yes this looks great for Pitt

Yea at first I was like big deal, they sneak by not playing the Big 3.  But, when I read it explained in full that literally every other Coastal team will lose a game to the Big 3 - save for a Pitt like upset last year over Clemson -  it really and truly is like starting a game up on everyone. 

I don't see a big upset anywhere like Pitt>Clemson.  I think the big difference in Pitt's upset last year was having four drafted offensive stars that matched Clemson drive for drive.  UNC, VT, UM and GT do not have that this year.  All four are breaking in new QBs. I see all four losing to the Big 3. 
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Re: Pitt 2017
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 02:49:08 PM »

maybe if the coaches can figure the offensive best 11 guys before ACC play starts.

I think the defense will be a lot better than Narduzzi's first 2 seasons.
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Re: Pitt 2017
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2017, 05:40:02 PM »

Don't know anything about the new Miami qb but he's got to be better than Brad Kaaya.
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