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Nicky

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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2018, 01:44:28 PM »

Announced today that Pitt and Wisconsin will be playing a 2 year home and home series in 2026.  The game at Heinz will be in 2027.

Crazy how far in advance some of these series are signed.  WVU/ECU signed for 2026 as well.  Rutgers/BC for 2026 and 2027.  Syracuse signed bot Army and Notre Dame for 2025 and 2026.  Michigan/Oklahoma for 2025 and 2026.  Maryland/VT four games from 2026-2029!!!

Alabama/Texas is set for 2022 and 2023.  PSU/Auburn signed for 2021 and 22.  Those two series seem like tomorrow compared to the years 2025-2029!!!
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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2018, 07:53:24 PM »

Not sure if anybody caught some of the ACC media week stuff on ESPNU, but they briefly mentioned the schedules. In the ACC Coastal, both VT and Miami draw FSU from the other side.  And both Duke and GT draw Clemson.  Pitt gets Wake and Syracuse - literally two of the worst teams in the Atlantic.

People keep harping on about Pitt's strength of schedule, but it's all based on the out of conference games.  ACC Coastal isn't real strong, and Syracuse/Wake are barely Bowl eligible teams.  So Pitt can definitely make some hay within the conference games, where it counts most. 
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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2018, 10:12:29 AM »

In the ACC Coastal, both VT and Miami draw FSU from the other side.  And both Duke and GT draw Clemson.  Pitt gets Wake and Syracuse - literally two of the worst teams in the Atlantic...

No doubt, the four other teams in the Coastal that Pitt is battling with all drawing FSU/Clemson helps Pitt out a bit.  Especially Duke/GT getting Clemson.  And I think VT gets FSU in Week 1, so right out of the gate VT could be a game behind in the ACC Coastal.

I really think Pitt will hang with PSU/UCF and beat at least one of them.  I'm real worried about PSU down the line from 2019 on forward, because they've just been killing it in recruiting.  But right now, in 2018, they'll be a bit of a rebuild as all the frosh/sophs get experienced, especially on defense.  Getting them in early September helps Pitt even more, but I really think PSU will be a 3-5 loss team by years end. 

UCF is getting hype solely based on last year.  They are nowhere as good as last year.  They lost more than people think, including their entire coaching staff.  Most every media outlet barely has them as a 9 win, not even Top 25 team by years end.  Athlon's doesn't even have them in preseason Top 25. 

just IMO, but I think Pitt will outperform predictions.
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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2018, 03:47:40 PM »

Pitt up 13-0 very early first against Albany. Pitt returned opening kickoff for a TD and then an 80 yard INT return set up a Pickett TD run.
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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2018, 06:10:47 PM »

Pitt up 33-7 and doing what they should be doing.  Pickett has looked good and they have been able to run the ball. 
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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2018, 08:11:13 PM »

I think Pitt will lose as much as they win this season. 7-5 would be a good year. Anything better and the fans should be ecstatic.
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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2018, 10:09:36 PM »

Was at game today.  Albany really stinks, even for a FCS team, so not gonna gloat too much about the score.  But I'm very pleased with the somewhat more wide open play calling.  Pitt should have every defense they play against all year on the run from sidelines to sidelines. 

Evidently most of the new faces playing for PSU struggled?  After seeing the PSU score when I got home, I'm super excited for next Saturday night.  Absolutely expect Pitt to shine in front of a national audience.

Attendance was abysmal, but that was expected. 
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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2018, 10:34:18 PM »

Here's the only thing I hate about college football:  preseason polls.  Should be no Polls until first weekend of October.  Pitt fans all over the radio and social media just ripping PSU for barely escaping App State.  But why was PSU ranked #10?  How does a team that loses Joe Moorhead, Barkley, Hamilton and Gesicki on offense, plus three draft picks on defense, start 2018 with practically the same AP media ranking they finished 2017 at?

Maybe PSU, simply put, is what you saw yesterday: a team with a bunch of new faces replacing tons of NFL guys and a great offensive assistant coach.  No way they should have been ranked as high as where last year's team finished. 

Would be shocked if Pitt loses at this point.  Can't see the PSU defense having an answer for Pickett. 

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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2018, 09:31:11 AM »

Penn State opened as 7 point favorites. I think Penn State is probably a little overrated but it’s not crazy to think Appalachian State is a lot better than Pitt either.
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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2018, 12:52:52 PM »

How does a team that loses Joe Moorhead, Barkley, Hamilton and Gesicki on offense, plus three draft picks on defense, start 2018 with practically the same AP media ranking they finished 2017 at?

Maybe PSU, simply put, is what you saw yesterday: a team with a bunch of new faces replacing tons of NFL guys and a great offensive assistant coach.

This actually does make a lot of sense.  Never even thought of it that way (PSU starting off this year with roughly same ranking that they finished last year with - minus a boatload of stars). 
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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2018, 08:54:25 PM »

Pitt’s running and Pickett’s scrambling is keeping Pitt in the game. No passing game at all and as I type this, Pickett throws one up and it is intercepted. Penn State up 7-6
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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2018, 09:26:38 PM »

Pitt had a 4th and 3 on the Penn State 4 yard line and they don’t even get back to the line of scrimmage. Even though Pitt has already missed an extra point and a 35 yard field goal, I disagree with the call. Should’ve tried the short field goal to take the lead IMO. Penn State still up 7-6
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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2018, 09:47:16 PM »

Pitt rushes for well over 200 yards in the half and still trails 14-6.  They could easily be up 17-7 if not for the abysmal kicking game!  Now they're 1 PSU score from being in deep trouble.
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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2018, 10:04:11 PM »

Pitt gives up a long touchdown pass but luckily it is coming back due to a Penn State penalty
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Re: Pitt 2018
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2018, 10:26:10 PM »

Penn State now gets a touchdown and a safety on a holding penalty in the end zone. PSU up 23-6 now. I still say Pitt not going for that field goal that would’ve made it 9-7 was a momentum changer
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