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June 17, 2013

Well, Pitt has essentially traded J.J. Moore to Rutgers for Derrick Randall.

“It felt like a new home and a new start and I need to get away and start clean.”

The 6-foot-8, 240-pound Randall also considered Iona and Minnesota. He visited Pittsburgh last Thursday.

Randall, a Bronx native who played at South Kent (Conn.) and Paterson (N.J.) Catholic, averaged 2.1 points and 1.5 rebounds as a sophomore at Rutgers.

He opted to transfer in the wake of the Mike Rice scandal and could obtain a waiver to play immediately.

Randall was a 3-star center coming out of prep/high school. He’s got two years of eligibility remaining.

His minutes and numbers went down from his freshman to sophomore year.

SEASON TEAM MIN FGM-FGA FG% 3PM-3PA 3P% FTM-FTA FT% REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS
2012-13 RUTG 8.2 0.8-1.5 .500 0.0-0.0 .000 0.5-0.8 .667 1.5 0.0 0.4 0.3 1.0 0.3 2.1
2011-12 RUTG 11.3 1.0-1.8 .561 0.0-0.0 .000 0.5-0.7 .609 2.4 0.1 0.4 0.3 1.4 0.6 2.5

That was something of a surprise to see his numbers decrease, since the minutes for him were supposed to be increasing.

Prior to the season, head coach Mike Rice told the Blue Ribbon Yearbook that he was one of the most improved players on the team, and that he had a future as a big time rebounder. Then his minutes declined from his freshman year. All told, he only played double-digit minutes in 10 games.

 

Part of the reason he didn’t play is because he didn’t rebound. He was fine on the offensive end, but only grabbed 7.7% of the boards on the defensive end. To put that into perspective for Pitt fans, 6-0 point guard Tray Woodall’s defensive rebound % was over 10%.

But Randall has the size, and he has the athleticism.

So that potential is still there. As is the very chance of seeing minutes right away with a waiver. Obviously, Pitt could use another extra body to absorb some minutes in the frontcourt for the coming year. As it stands it is Young, Zanna and Uchebo are the only true centers and power forwards on the roster.

Run the Floor, makes a point that I can’t entirely disagree with regards to Randall. That the kid — and maybe Pitt for the future — might benefit from him not getting a waiver. Obviously he needs work and it might be more beneficial for him to not be forced into the rotation. Still, my money is on him getting a waiver and getting around 10 minutes a game.

Then there is guard Trevor Lacey. The transfer from Alabama. There was a brief flare of a rumor last week that he had committed to NC State. Lacey directly extinguished the rumor on Twitter. As it stands, he all indications are that he is deciding between Pitt and NC State.

NC State under Mark Gottfried has been fantastic at reeling in the talent. Gottfried was a hell of a recruiter when he worked for Jim Harrick at UCLA in the 90s and even at Alabama when he was the head coach (1998-2009). So, from that perspective he is hard to bet against. His ability to coach the talented players to any consistency is something entirely different.

Still no indication as to when he will make a decision. Since both Pitt and NC State have multiple scholarship openings, there is no real chance one school would run out of scholarships before the end of the summer (hopefully Lacey won’t take that long).

UPDATE: So much for waiting on Lacey. He’s now made it official with the Wolfpack. Damn.

Still two weeks until the ACC becomes official and I have a strong distaste for Gottfried. He’s beaten Pitt for Beejay Anya, Linnard Freeman and now Lacey. Of course, no one ever disputed his skill as a recruiter.





I would really like to have lacey but he for sure
could not play this year he must sit out a year.

so would be of no help first year in the ACC.
so even if we get him it looks as if we play 2
players short next year i dont see any one else
out there.
but i fell better now that we have another big
my be we should have taken that jc SG.

Comment by FRANKCAN 06.17.13 @ 2:55 pm

Can he handle the center slot at this level?

Comment by spiritofsection 22 06.17.13 @ 3:11 pm

It seems JJ and Randall played at South Kent Prep.
Don’t think at the same time though.
Interesting swap. LOL

Comment by Pitt.Dan83 06.17.13 @ 3:25 pm

spirtofsection22 i dont know but he was listed
as a center comeing out of high school.
and played some center for rutgers
which means he is the only player on the team who
has played center in a dev 1 college basketball game
so some time at center is better then no time at center.
uchebo only played center on a JC team i am sure
uchebo will be better but randel has done it before that counts for something and i am glad
we have him.

Comment by FRANKCAN 06.17.13 @ 3:40 pm

frankcan, I think Zanna backed up Magee his freshman year until he broke his thumb.

Comment by spiritofsection 22 06.17.13 @ 3:44 pm

Given the mess that Rutgers, I wonder if Randall’s PT was due to how he interacted with Rice. Not sure what you can take from his last season there. Hoping he’ss got the frame and willingness to take up some space and JD can influence and inmprove his rebounding skills. Zanna at the 5 would not be a great solution.

Comment by Taxing Matters 06.17.13 @ 4:03 pm

Taxing, Nobody is expecting any “great solutions”, we are hoping for possible options and those have looked mighty slim lately so any scenario is in play. Next year could rest on Patterson and Zanna. It sure wouldn’t hurt if either or both were to show some improvement. Durand might get a chance to start and the recent recruits will at least need to provide depth up front, more than that would be a huge surprise. At least we managed to secure a few full sized bodies. Dixon better sprinkle a little miracle dust on this group or it could get ugly again.

Comment by spiritofsection 22 06.17.13 @ 4:36 pm

Lacey to NC State.

Comment by Mailman 06.17.13 @ 5:09 pm

Just need to whoop NCState’s butt on a regular basis to prove Gottfried can’t coach em up.

Comment by pitt1972 06.17.13 @ 5:43 pm

Pitt needs to start recruiting better and quit relying on getting transfers.

Comment by art 06.17.13 @ 5:50 pm

lacey could not help this year any way one year at a time so i am not that broke up abought it.

Comment by FRANKCAN 06.17.13 @ 6:00 pm

Regarding Lacey, it confirms some things as to why certain players are leaving Pitt and players are NOT selecting Pitt.

It’s Dixon’s style of play that is the problem. Not only is it not attractive to new recruits and transfer in… but causing players to leave the program. They are not having fun!
Hopefully Dixon will change!!
I don’t want to see the basketball program become the football program but it seems to be headed in that direction. Mediocre!

Comment by Pitt.Dan83 06.17.13 @ 6:05 pm

Syracuse,Louisville, and UConn out recruited Pitt every year I can remember since Charles Smith. We held our own against them so I am not worried about the likes of NC State. If recruiting was all it took, Kentucky,Duke,Kansas,and North Carolina would be in the final 4 every year.Dixon should keep doing what he has been doing because despite being consistently out recruited he manages to beat these teams as often as they beat us. NC State should be worried about how they are going to hang with us even though the recruits chose them. They will look that much worse when we beat them with regularity with our left overs.

Comment by spiritofsection 22 06.17.13 @ 6:21 pm

PittDan83 we will see after the first year in the ACC you might be right.
but i will wait and see how it turns out.
but if things become a shit sandwich i will be on
him more then you but we should wait and see.

will the big east style of play work in the ACC
will the ref call the game different who knows
till we get there.

Comment by FRANKCAN 06.17.13 @ 6:27 pm

There’s no way we should be losing all these players to NC State. This isn’t the North Carolina Tarheels we’re talking about, this is the WVcc of the ACC, who haven’t done shit in the ACC for decades !

Their campus is 2nd rate, Raleigh as a city can’t compare a lick to Pittsburgh. Raleigh is a minor league city that is more like a town and the Wolfpack are always an afterthought to people in North Carolina.

Pitt’s basketball arena is Top 15 in the country, ncsu plays in a hockey arena and even though Heinz Field is off campus it’s much nicer than the 50 year old craphole Carter-Finley stadium, which is also off campus.

I can see losing players to Duke & UNC, but by no means should we be losing players to ACC also ran, ACC afterthought, NCSU.

P.S. In football, NCSU has NEVER EVER BEEN to a big bowl game (Sugar, Rose, Orange or Fiesta).

Comment by EMel 06.17.13 @ 6:29 pm

Frankcan, Concerning officials, Won’t some of the Big East officials be absorbed into the ACC? Certainly with more teams and games they will have to come from somewhere. The Dukees have prospered in the past, by perfecting the flop. I noticed that the NBA has taken a hard line against the practice and suspect that college officials will follow that lead. I feel certain that Duke will always get a full share of the calls no matter what the style, but I really don’t think we need to fear getting a reasonable shake from the officials. It can’t be any worse than playing in West Virginia.

Comment by spiritofsection 22 06.17.13 @ 6:40 pm

@ Frankie,

Virginia has introduced the ACC and it’s ref’s to the low scoring, plodding halfcourt style with tough defense the last several seasons. Very similar to JD’s motion, wake me when it’s over offense.

As Tony Bennett(no, not the singer) brought the style that was successful at Washington State (69-33 in 3 seasons and NCAA Sweet 16) to Virginia a couple years ago.

UVa has finished in the top half of the ACC, the last 2 seasons. (tied for 4rth each year)

2011–2012: Virginia 22–10(overall) 9–7 (conf) –Tied- 4th (ACC) NCAA Second Round

2012–2013 Virginia 23–12(overall) 11–7 (conc) T–Tied- 4th ACC) NIT Quarterfinals

Surely JD & Slice can outrecruit UVA. The plodding style has already been shown to work in the ACC via our test experiment of Bennett’s Cavaliers.

Comment by EMel 06.17.13 @ 6:44 pm

Iwill say this when we had that shot at the JC SG
chad frazier we should have taken him.
i all ways say a bird in your hand is worth 2 in the bush.
so once agein we screwed the pouch.
when you have a chance to get what you need take it.dont wait for a may be that is how you get screwed.

Comment by FRANKCAN 06.17.13 @ 6:45 pm

Btw,

The Pitt – UVA hoop games should be real plodders.

First team to 50 wins. (yawn)

Comment by EMel 06.17.13 @ 6:54 pm

i dont think i said the big east style would not work i think i said we would have to wait and see
how the ref called the game.
EMel i did not know that abought VA thanks for the info. as far as the big east ref i dont think any move to the ACC dont forget they will now have 2 to cover allready the new AAC and the new big east
i think the acc has enough of there own ref.

Comment by FRANKCAN 06.17.13 @ 7:00 pm

I doubt that Frazier kid would have been much use this season. (if he was even going to be eligible) (plus i believe he was a western us kid and stayed out there).

And it remains to be seen how any of these transfers will work out. Especially in the first year that they play.

Seeing that the best one we ever got (a former Top 50 player, Zeigler), didn’t pan out at all.

The fact that Zeigler would have been #1 at the SG spot next year, had he stayed and still transferred out, might be one of the reason’s we’re having trouble landing some of these prospects. Something is amiss for sure.

Comment by EMel 06.17.13 @ 7:12 pm

I did ask you if something was amiss i was wondering
abought that.
but i do belive fraizer was comeing here till we backed off frist we thougt it would be kane then lacey and i think we screwed our selves bye looking for the better thing and ended up with nothing just saying we could have had what we needed
but waited on a maybe not a good move but i did ask you once what is wrong.

Comment by FRANKCAN 06.17.13 @ 7:21 pm

Steven Adams on ESPNU NBA Combine, right now.

Comment by xfmrman 06.17.13 @ 7:24 pm

EMel, not so sure Zeigler would have been the starter at SG, I think it more likely he saw the Durand Johnson handwriting on the wall.

Comment by marcus of schaumburg 06.17.13 @ 7:24 pm

Emel, certainly Raleigh doesn’t have the downtown of the burgh, but it’s definitely not a town, but a nice city…I work there so I should know.

Comment by panther94 06.17.13 @ 7:25 pm

In other basketball news:

Pitt alum Sean Miller got a contract extention.

But it wasn’t for 10 years…..haha

link to cbssports.com

Comment by EMel 06.17.13 @ 7:28 pm

Coach Dixon RE: Adams, “He was really well coached, until he got to our place.”
;-)

Comment by xfmrman 06.17.13 @ 7:32 pm

CBS’s 2 NBA draft experts have:

Kiwi Steve going either #18 or #21.

Just “out” of the huge contract money.

Naturally :(

Comment by EMel 06.17.13 @ 7:32 pm

Regardless of Zeigler being #1 or not at SG and I think he had the edge since Durand Durand has never played there and has suspect ball handling skills.

For sure Zeigler would have been, right at the front of the line, for big minutes.

Yet he chose to walk to play at…..wait..

TCU (the doormat of the big 12)

And Moore chose to walk to play at…..wait
Buttgers ( the doormat of the BigEast and now AAC with all kinds of problems in the AD dept.)

Comment by EMel 06.17.13 @ 7:36 pm

Dixon and DeGroat both were better tranfers than Zeigler although the Z had more impressive credentials. Which just goes to show that until they show up and play who knows what you are getting. The same is true of the incoming freshman. Last year doesn’t carry over and recruiting predictions are bogus. What is fairly consistent is a coaches performance. I feel very certain Dixon will get more out of our kids than NC State will get out of theirs. I agree that the door is wide open for Duran Johnson to step up. He doesn’t look like a plodder to me and there is no reason that Patterson can’t have a big senior year. Zanna could do better out of Adams shadow too. The cupboard isn’t completely empty, and we will not have the pressure of big expectations to overcome.

Comment by spiritofsection 22 06.17.13 @ 7:44 pm

Per the announcer at the combine, “Steven Adam can really stoke it. He’s knocking them down.”

Maybe that thumb injury early in the season really hampered him.

Comment by xfmrman 06.17.13 @ 7:47 pm

xfmrman may be dixon did not want him to shot may be that was not his role in the system

Comment by FRANKCAN 06.17.13 @ 7:54 pm

xfmrman, The bandaged thumb wasn’t the problem, it was Dixon holding him back. Dixon plays a style that isn’t liked by todays players and he chases all the good ones away. In case you haven’t been paying attention.

Comment by spiritofsection 22 06.17.13 @ 7:58 pm

FRANKCAN:
I agree, that was not his role.
But the 40% from the free throw line?

After the centers finished-up, all of the announcers raved about Adams’ work-out. They think that he may move up in the draft.

Comment by xfmrman 06.17.13 @ 7:58 pm

Spirit:

Is your tounge in your cheek?

Comment by xfmrman 06.17.13 @ 7:59 pm

tongue*

Comment by xfmrman 06.17.13 @ 8:00 pm

The so-called plodding offense of Dixon is more closely related to the point guard that his intended offense. No one complained about it until 2 years ago when Gibbs became the point – a position he clearly was capable of playing, and last year when Robinson/Woodall was at best a patchwork combo. I like Robinson’s future, but as a freshman, he clearly wasn’t capable of the quality of past PG’s. We’ve lacked a PG with the ability to penetrate EFFECTIVELY. Robinson has the potential, showed last year he could penetrate, but didn’t know how to finish. If Robinson progresses, I like out chances of being a much more fluid offense.

Comment by marcus of schaumburg 06.17.13 @ 8:03 pm

correction – Gibbs was not capable of playing

Comment by marcus of schaumburg 06.17.13 @ 8:05 pm

xfmrman i think he moves up also.

Comment by FRANKCAN 06.17.13 @ 8:23 pm

Forgive me for being repetitive and seen as negative, but if Pitt wins more than 12 games this year in the ACC, I will personally lay the first part of the statue of JD in front of the Pete.

All these wins and losses of minor parts of the Pitt BBall team are simply side stories to keep everyone from seeing the obvious. Pitt will be an underdog in all but 4 ACC games this year.

I love Raliegh and worked there for 3 terrific years….but it is no Pittsburgh! Somebody is failing to “sell” something to these recruits.

And yes, Mike Gottfried is “pond scum” but he will beat Pitt twice this Fall/Winter….amd neither game will be close.

Comment by Dan 72 06.17.13 @ 9:10 pm

Dan72 i know you know a lot abought BB so i will belive you and if they are as bad as you say some
people on here will hate me
becuse if you are right i will be bitching and bitching worse then EMel and pittDan83 and baseball
put togther.

Comment by FRANKCAN 06.17.13 @ 9:29 pm

We haven’t had that really good penetrating PG at Pitt since Vontego. Another reason why we flame out in The Dance, other than Fields senior Elite 8 year.
And while I really liked that kid, because of his moxie, he was no penetrating PG. Had that team had a real Top 20 like PG, it would have perhaps won the NC, although PF was a weak link as well with Biggs on that team. ONly because DeJuan was such a beast on the boards were we able to get away with such a weak link at PF.

And it is truly amazing we’ve done as well as we’ve done considering the talent at PG recruited.

While Robinson was a Top 100 prospect, the kid, at this point, doesn’t have the quickness, moves, ups, whatever you want to call it, to take it all the way to the rim and score. While he did make a few big shots, his play deteriorated somewhat as the season went along. Whether that was due to tougher competition or a freshman “hitting the wall” remains to be seen.

UVA won 11 games last year in the ACC, I still think Pitt, even with it’s shortcomings will win 10 or 11 games in the ACC.

Although that being said, we have to make The Pete the inhospitable, unwinnable place it was for visitors to play in circa…. 2001-2010.

Comment by EMel 06.17.13 @ 9:33 pm

Pitt recruit Boyd had a fine day in Hershey. Let’s hope that PC knows how to use him

link to triblive.com

Comment by Pitt Fan in Atlanta 06.17.13 @ 9:37 pm

Dan 72 I’ll take that bet, the Panthers will beat NC State in mens BB next season. Still watching video of Boyd’s Big 33 performance. AWESOME. Kudos to JR for making the first cut for the Olympic team. Make us proud kid we are pulling for you. (although I wish you and Tyler were taller. Geeze, watta a maroon) UPone

Comment by UPone 06.17.13 @ 9:43 pm

lol Frankie,

I’m not bitching, I’m just “stirring the pot”.
:-)

lol Upone (watta a maroon)

Comment by EMel 06.17.13 @ 9:47 pm

If I was PC I’d be drooling over all the ways to use someone with the skill set of Tyler Boyd.

This kid has a better skill set coming out of HS than Fitz. For Fitz never played RB in HS and while he was great, he played a static WR, basically. Meaning he never was in motion, rarely did a WR reverse from what I can remember and never returned kickoffs.

This Boyd kid, has the skill set to never have to be a…. always a static WR lined up the same one every play of the game.

You can put this kid in motion, you can lineup him up in the backfield and either pass to him out of that position or motion him out of the backfield and pass to him that way. Hoping to possibly get a mismatch with a LB on him. Apparently Boyd can also throw out of the backfield or off the WR reverse. You can almost always never have him in the same position on the field on consecutive plays.

Boyd has a lot more flexibility than Foster in where you can play him on the field. And that is why he will be a better player in college.

And dare I say….a possible Heisman Trophy winner.

Comment by EMel 06.17.13 @ 10:01 pm

Upone and Emel – If you think Boyd is better than Foster then you both are crazy. 6’1 isn’t that tall for a receiver. Compare him to Foster and there is no comparison. Foster is a manchild. Make fun of me if it makes you feel better but if you think Foster isn’t light years ahead you need a trip to the Dr.

Comment by Upittbaseball 06.17.13 @ 10:37 pm

Emel – Now he is better than Fitz and is going to win a Heisman. Just bring the good scotch and I will have the cubans against FSU. As far as Raleigh being a shithole, the town is no Pittsburgh but it is really getting nicer as is Durham. Have you been lately?

Comment by Upittbaseball 06.17.13 @ 10:39 pm

Dan72, you’re right…Raleigh is no Pittsburgh. The weather’s just too damned nice! I don’t agree about nc state beating Pitt and not being close. Come on, man, have you been paying attention to what Dixon has done?

Comment by panther94 06.17.13 @ 11:42 pm

UPitt, I live in Durham, work in Raleigh, and shop in Chapel Hill. The area is beautiful. People need to spend time somewhere before passing judgment.

Comment by panther94 06.17.13 @ 11:47 pm

When Dixon coached the U18 team, did he use his same plodding style? He won those games. Is it the talent at Pitt or Jamie’s style?

Comment by Caw Miller 06.18.13 @ 6:19 am

@Emel, now you’re beginning to sound like the ANTIUpittbaseball. Pleeaase, the Heisman talk begins already????? @ Upittbaseball, now THAT is the “Koolaid” talking!

Boyd sure did show his skill set in the Big 33 Classic game but a Heisman candidate he isn’t, at least not yet. And BTW, “the who is going to be better at the next level” debate between Foster and Boyd is nothing more than who can throw the BS the best at this juncture. There are waaaay too many variables that will effect each player to even guess what will become of either player into the future, although a lot of bad things would have to transpire to keep either one from making a significant impact on the game. But less we forget, didn’t we all jump up and down with excitement at Rushel Shell’s coming out party at the Vt Tech game. Hell, he was going to be a beast for us going forward. Now how did that work out?

As I always say, we’ll see.

Comment by Dr. Tom 06.18.13 @ 6:20 am

panther94, what’s the temperature / humidity like in August in NC?

I’ve always wanted to go to Research Triangle and have some time in mid August, but don’t want to spend all my time in a sauna

Comment by wbb 06.18.13 @ 6:26 am

Adams is climbing the mock draft boards. A couple reputable NBA draft sites( if there is such a thing) have Adams going #10 to Portland.

Comment by Boubacar Aw 06.18.13 @ 6:29 am

Wbb the weather is very nice in RAleigh Durham. Its not like many southern cities because you have 4 seasons. I do a lot of work at NC state and like the area. The research triangle area is awesome and think about how many universities are within an hour of each other. The 2 girls schools, meredith and peace and nc state, unc, wake forest, duke. When archie played for nc state i went to watch him as i was living north of relaleigh. Its kind of like a mini pittsburgh of the south. Lots of pa folks moves there. Panther 94 lets go to the Pit anytime. My treat love it there for barbacue

Comment by Upittbaseball 06.18.13 @ 7:40 am

wbb, you’re probably looking at close to 10 degrees hotter than the ‘Burgh on the average in August + higher humidity. August, I think, has the highest humidity and it’s close to as hot as July.

Comment by panther94 06.18.13 @ 7:47 am

ACC BB hasn’t been that good for awhile. Those who think Pitt will have big adjustments are wrong. Duke and maybe NC are very good. NC ST is coming along but really the others are up and down. Actually as to ACC BB, Swafford can’t be more happy with the new guys who bring really good BB to the ACC.

Comment by chethejet 06.18.13 @ 8:32 am

Dan 72, I would be amazed if we were only favored in 4 ACC games this year, in fact I think that scenario is extremely unlikely. We win at home and even when we stink get some wagering respect. I think you overlook the possible benefits that come from the house cleaning. I admit we could be a mess but I think it is a lot more likely we are way better than you are forecasting.

Comment by spiritofsection 22 06.18.13 @ 8:38 am

Hey Doc Tom

I can wish right.

When was the last time a Pitt recruit scored 5 TD’s in the Big 33 game ?

And I wasn’t one who was jumping up & down over Shell and Va Tech. For I knew Va Tech wasn’t that good. Both before and after the Pitt game.

We got screwed on Fitz not getting the Heisman (maybe Upittbaseball will agree), when that terrible QB from Choklahoma got it instead.

Perhaps Boyd will right that terrible wrong !

Comment by EMel 06.18.13 @ 9:29 am

@ upittbaseball

I didn’t say Raleigh was a craphole, I said NC State’s stadium ( Carter-Finly) was a craphole compared to Heinz Field.

@ everyone else.
As far as the weather in the Carolina’s in the summertime (outside of Asheville) it sucks, it’s usually above 90 degrees with 80-90% humidity.

I’ve lived in the Carolinas for 20 years and when we go out for a walk later in the day or evening, there is absolutely no one outside doing anything.
It’s that hot & humid. There’s even not a single sole on their decks or patios, unless they’re enclosed and air conditioned. It’s way too hot & humid to enjoy a round of golf or play tennis.

I would take the summers in Pittsburgh in a heartbeat of those in the Carolinas, outside of say again the Asheville-Hendersonville area, which is in the mountains and it’s 10 degrees or more cooler up there and way less humid. Also it’s not flat as a board like the rest of NC & SC.

Comment by EMel 06.18.13 @ 9:39 am

upittbasrball this was in the pitt paper before
foster or boyd had picked a school. i dont remmber if it was trib or post they were asking some talking heads sports people.
who was best they all picked boyd.
and that was when we were to get foster and they thought boyd was going to WVU.
just saying look it up i am to lazy to go back
and find it.

Comment by FRANKCAN 06.18.13 @ 9:52 am

btw that heat & humidity is why Golf season at the Golf Capital of the South (Myrtle Beach) is in the Spring & Fall.

Comment by EMel 06.18.13 @ 9:54 am

right Frankcan

Tyler Boyd was selected the Post Gazette 2012 Player of the Year, not Mr. Alabami.

link to post-gazette.com

Comment by EMel 06.18.13 @ 9:59 am

Emel – The kid played single A. As you may or may not know it’s pretty bad football vs. Triple/Quad A. I’m over the argument about Boyd vs. Foster. I take Foster all day long and so did the National Rankings. He was the 4th vs. 12th best receiver. We may be splitting hairs just my opinion. As far as Fitzgerald I agree 1000%. i saw him in person vs. Texas AM and he was a badass. Two TD’s and one was a sickening catch. Having lived in Louisiana for 7 years Raleigh is like winter time to LA’s Heat and Humidity. As I get older I actully like the warmer weather. When I go home to visit Mom and Dad I’m like a little girl when it gets below 40. Haha

Comment by Upittbaseball 06.18.13 @ 10:10 am

Check it out.

In the Big 33 game, the Pennsylvania team was wearing Pitt’s colors. Must have killed them in Creepy Valley. haha

link to pennlive.com

Comment by EMel 06.18.13 @ 10:11 am

@Upitt, sure that sounds good.

Comment by panther94 06.18.13 @ 10:37 am

Wish away EMel, I’m right there wishing with ya. I wish that we had a dozen recruits for 2014 already, I wish that Chapman had never been charged with girlfriend abuse, I wish that Foster gets homesick for Pittsburgh and transfers to Pitt after a year of eatin grits and being referred to as boy, down south, I wish that Heinz Field sells out for every game this season,I wish that Stevie P. will have an epiphany and roll out the “Script” throwback unis for the FSU game, and I wish that I wasn’t going on an Alaskan cruise over the Labor Day weekend so that I could go to the FSU game. Actually I’d still rather be going on the cruise, I’ll catch the game on TV at the sports bar on ship.

So keep on wishing.

Comment by Dr. Tom 06.18.13 @ 10:52 am

Dr. Tom – You act like we are living in 1954 down here. LOL

By the way bought a night guard, said I grind my teeth. What a rip off that $600 was for a piece of plastic. Haha

Comment by Upittbaseball 06.18.13 @ 10:56 am

That’s a little pricey, but it sure is a better investment than $20,000 to do a full rehab with crowns AFTER you’ve ground down all your teeth to nubs!

You must be stressed out if you’re grinding your teeth, probably status quo for a Northern having to constantly deal with the “good ol boys” network down South. Ha Ha.

Comment by Dr. Tom 06.18.13 @ 11:14 am

Doc, i am starting to think I’m one of them. LOL. I’m in Texas now and man there are no more legit Texans… Everyone here is from the North or Mid-West coming for work. Hope you are well and Hope We can get some kids signed!

Good Point on the Crowns. I have 4

Comment by Upittbaseball 06.18.13 @ 12:23 pm

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