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Pitt vs Penn State preview, key players, position groups and predictions Pitt Football 

Pitt vs Penn State preview, key players, position groups and predictions

-Breathe in- And again.. Nope, not a doctor's appointment. It is officially Penn State week! Well, it has been for a couple of days now, I suppose. Is their anything more glamorous than those words, "It's Penn State week?" I don't think so. I am 24 years old. During the last match-up in 2000, I was a spry eight years old at the time. Single digits, that's all. So for me, this match-up is unlike any other that I have had  the chance or will get the chance to experience….

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Four years in the making – yeah, it’s going to be tight-lipped Pitt Football 

Four years in the making – yeah, it’s going to be tight-lipped

After trying time-after-time to get approved for my first car loan at the rye age of 18, I was willing to do what ever to make sure it went through on the last attempt. The first denial, I was crushed. The second, even more devastated. Whether it was me just wanting that adult responsibility or the feel of getting behind a vehicle that was my own, it was intoxicating. On the final try, I didn't want to talk to anyone to bring karma around in a negative way, I didn't…

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Magical pageantry brought to reality quickly for the Panthers against Villanova Pitt Football 

Magical pageantry brought to reality quickly for the Panthers against Villanova

The pageantry of the day was enough to sell a nice sum of 50,149 eye-bearers to Heinz Field on a very hot-tempered day. After the army of Panthers took aim at the Villanova cloth at the 50-yard line on either video-board, all eyes suddenly focused on the Pitt tunnel. Where would James Conner be at in the mix of players bulldozing out of the tunnel? How, or would he be commemorated in some glamorous fashion? Either question holds a weightless answer. To stay naturally humble through everything, it wasn't about…

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September 3, 2016 – the rebirth of Pitt football officially begins Pitt Football 

September 3, 2016 – the rebirth of Pitt football officially begins

Script, here. Updated, yet rooted uniforms, here. Entrenched coaching staff(at least looking from the outside), here. Reasons to be excited about football, here. On-campus stadium, haha nevermind. Complete joke, nothing more. What else could we as Pitt faithful want more? Not much when approaching the opening kickoff marking the beginning of the 2016 campaign. If you're looking for a reason to believe in the future and to make a down-payment on the positive longevity of the Pitt football program, this is it. This feeling we all have on kickoff-eve, sitting in anticipation…

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Perception is reality, Pitt is ready to be great Pitt Football 

Perception is reality, Pitt is ready to be great

What makes a great team? It starts with the coaches. You have to have coaches that have a rough exterior, sharp mind but also want to act as a guardian. Having players that want to buy in – with talent – is also key. Not to mention, must be coachable. Lastly, having an athletic department willing to cover the dollar signs necessary to blanket the costs associated with bringing the coaches and the players together is the most crucial hinge on the door to success. Scott Barnes, Pat Narduzzi and…

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Final Word: Thank you, Penn State fans Pitt Football 

Final Word: Thank you, Penn State fans

Our level of excitement and pride about 2016 is invalid, as only the most delusional will attest.   Congrats Panther Nation for eclipsing the all-time football season ticket record with over 53,775 #H2P #NotDoneYet pic.twitter.com/vOnlEvtRNI — Scott Barnes (@PittADBarnes) August 6, 2016 How dare we rejoice. Pitt and their fans broke the football season ticket record by selling 53,775 season ticket packages. That assures each of those seats will be accounted for – at least in dollars – in 2016. How did Pitt fans break the record? Oh that's right, it's…

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Pitt fall camp day one news, notes and photos Pitt Football 

Pitt fall camp day one news, notes and photos

LEADERSHIP AND PERFECTION WILL BE KEYS TO SUCCESS FOR PITT IN 2016. Pittsburgh, Pa – Perfection is a strong word but is a state of being Matt Canada is attempting to achieve. Especially in the smaller details of an offense. The straw-hatted soul commanding the offense from the sidelines set the tone from the first snap of practice. How'd the first snap go you wonder? Not well. There wasn't enough emotion, there was no energy, it just wasn't there for the coach who arrived in Pittsburgh after spending the last three seasons…

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Open letter to George Hill Pitt Football 

Open letter to George Hill

Have you ever ferociously scratched a lottery ticket with a winning number of one, begin scratching the final quadrant to reveal a one – get so excited – then discover one other digit follows to make it it a loser? Or.. Have you ever had everything you could possibly desire sitting right in front of you, then.. WHOOSH! It's gone. Try putting yourself into that situation and let me know how you feel right after. Pat Narduzzi revealed on Friday that kids on the team had this situation, but found…

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