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Nicky

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Pitt 2018
« on: January 14, 2018, 03:13:49 PM »

Pitt hires long time Northwestern LB coach Randy Bates as Pitt's new DC. 
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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 08:47:19 PM »

WRs and OL really have to step up in 2018. 
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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2018, 07:08:06 AM »

Not sure if anyone saw this but the Pirates moved their home game on Sat. 9/8 to 1:05 PM to clear the way for the Pitt/PSU game to be played under the lights at night.  Could really be a crazy atmosphere after both fan bases will be drinking all day prior to the game.
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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2018, 11:26:56 AM »

Not sure if anyone saw this but the Pirates moved their home game on Sat. 9/8 to 1:05 PM to clear the way for the Pitt/PSU game to be played under the lights at night.  Could really be a crazy atmosphere after both fan bases will be drinking all day prior to the game.

You can count on that one being Pitt's one full house for the season with all those crazy PSU fans.  As you said it should be interesting given the fact they'll be tailgating/drinking all day. 
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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2018, 12:51:31 PM »

I actually think it is a pretty big mistake to turn that into a night game out of concerns for public safety. You are also putting a number of officers and paramedics into use and neglecting other parts of the city. Has disaster written all over it to me.
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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2018, 08:32:49 PM »

meh, nothing has happened the last 2 years despite all the worries. No different than Pitt hosting Florida State or Notre Dame at night
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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2018, 09:03:37 PM »

Have you noticed the Pitt Head Football coach sitting in on the welcoming of the new basketball coaches that AD has hired..after firing the last coaches?  Just wondering what might be going through his mind watching this and remembering he was NOT hired by her and she does not seem willing to put up with losing seasons.
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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2018, 07:03:29 AM »

meh, nothing has happened the last 2 years despite all the worries. No different than Pitt hosting Florida State or Notre Dame at night

That's where my thinking is on this.

For one, when is Pittsburgh a mess for a sporting event? And 2 the way Penn State fans tell it this is their 12th most important game anyways lol.
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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2018, 05:29:25 PM »

PSU plays OSU, MSU, Iowa, Michigan and Wisky within in a span of SIX weeks!!  So lol but Pitt may honestly barely be in their top half of PSU's worries even though we think we're important.

Anyways, GTHOH with not playing a night game for concerns of public safety?  Because paramedics might be needed in another part of the city?  Jesus H.  I can't believe this was given as a possible reason to not host a nationally televised night game that we so desperately need in order to turn the corner. 
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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2018, 05:40:16 PM »

Have you noticed the Pitt Head Football coach sitting in on the welcoming of the new basketball coaches that AD has hired..after firing the last coaches?  Just wondering what might be going through his mind watching this and remembering he was NOT hired by her and she does not seem willing to put up with losing seasons.

Women's hoops were perennial, long term losers.  Men's hoops were short term losers but did it up in a grandiose way.  So they're not even in same ball park as Pitt missing a football bowl game last year.

Granted they need to turn the corner sooner than later.  But that will come much much easier in the ACC Football Coastal than it will in the entire 16 team ACC Basketball league.  Hoops has to play all the best teams in basketball  - UNC, Duke, UVA - sometimes even twice.  In Football, they don't even play the two best programs once: FSU or Clemson.  Kids are graduating, bunch of kids were invited to the Combine in Feb, some will get drafted this weekend.  So things are a tad more stable with football.  Just need that big win or two this year compared to last year. 
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