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August 5, 2013

Yeah, yeah. Football is just about upon us. I’m sure many of you slogged through at least a quarter of exhibition NFL football last night. Simply because: FOOTBALL!

Still there is the unresolved Sheldon Jeter saga. When last we left our hero, his appeal for release from Vanderbilt to go to Pitt was denied by Vanderbilt. Since then, nothing.

There have been no words on his plans. Will he enroll at another Pittsburgh school? Robert Morris? Duquesne? Will he go somewhere in Ohio West Virginia, where he can get home in under 3 hours? Kent St.? Marshall?

It seems Pitt still appears to be the destination he has in mind.

Sheldon Jeter and Isaac Hamilton are still searching for places to play next season. Jeter was initially blocked by Vanderbilt from transferring to Pitt, but a source said that is still where he’d like to land. Jeter still hasn’t found a home. The only certainty is that he’s not returning to Vandy. Hamilton hasn’t been in college yet, and wants out of his National Letter of Intent to play at UTEP. UTEP isn’t releasing him. Hamilton wants to play closer to home in Los Angeles, which could mean ending up at UCLA. But like Jeter, Hamilton might have to pay his own way if he isn’t let out of his NLI.

Hmm. This also jibes with what Rick Bozich in Louisville noted in a bit more about the new struggles for Kevin Stallings.

Stallings is losing nearly as many players as John Calipari — and they aren’t headed for the NBA. They’re just leaving the program.

Forward Kevin Bright, the team’s top rebounder, has signed a contract to play pro ball in Germany. Point guard Kedron Johnson, Vandy’s top scorer, has been dismissed from the university. Don’t forget that top freshman Sheldon Jeter announced that he intended to transfer to Pittsburgh, even though Stallings will not grant him a release to Jamie Dixon’s program.

There was one other transfer from Vandy in A.J. Astroth leaving for Towson. Plus another player from Germany is returning home. That means that Stallings and Vandy have lost their entire 2012 recruiting class. Now this is a bad summer for a program.

Is Jeter joining Pitt as a “walk-on” for a year? It wouldn’t surprise me. Pitt still has the scholarship open along with 2 available for 2014 (Zanna and Patterson).





Finally, it’s time to talk F O O T B A L L !

Comment by Dr. Tom 08.05.13 @ 7:11 am

there was a football game last night?

Comment by wbb 08.05.13 @ 7:41 am

Crisp 48 felt great this am.

Fall Camp tomorrow.

Comment by Yup 08.05.13 @ 7:47 am

jeter money he cant afford to go to pitt and pay
his own way can he.

Comment by FRANKCAN 08.05.13 @ 8:04 am

Don’t listen to the Old Guard, Chas: Continue to provide fair and balanced reporting. Thanks!

(For those who might not remember, Pitt is viewed equally a football vs. basketball school.)

Comment by steve1 08.05.13 @ 8:06 am

Frankcan,
Jeter can pay his own way.
I say that tongue in cheek as there is all sorts of money they can tap into that is non-athletic scholarship and it is still a free ride for Jeter.
I’m sure we will hear of Jeter enrolling at Pitt soon and practice with the team.

Comment by Pitt.Dan83 08.05.13 @ 8:29 am

QB Chapman will he be back at pitt what is the news
i dont think he should.
there should be the same rule for every one after all we fired a coach for the same thing chapmen did

Comment by FRANKCAN 08.05.13 @ 8:31 am

As far as being a walk on, and possibly money being a little thin for him (I don’t know this),
can he take only one class a semester and walk on???

Or do you have to be a full time student to play sports??

After thinking about it for a split second, I think I answered my own question, you’d have to be full time.

Imagine the can of worms that would open up if you only had to take one class.

Nevermind.

Comment by Dan 08.05.13 @ 8:31 am

pitt.Dan 83 thanks for the info. what happened with
chapmen i have been out of town will pitt take him back

Comment by FRANKCAN 08.05.13 @ 8:34 am

Frankcan,
No announcement on Chapman from Pitt yet.
Which is a HUGE disappointment.
Real easy decision to make here.
People are saying 1st day of camp as media will be there and should be the 1st question out of a reporter. However, we are talking about Pitt beat reporters who don’t like to stir the pot.

Comment by Pitt.Dan83 08.05.13 @ 8:39 am

Pitt.Dan83 once agein thaks for info dont see how
they can take him back as i said we fired a coach for same thing.
every rule should be the same for every one QB or not.

Comment by FRANKCAN 08.05.13 @ 8:50 am

i have looked at list of players BB we are recruiting for next year.
maybe we dont want jeter any more we have only 2 to give next year if we take jeter.
and we are recruiting at least 16 players it might be nice to have 3 to to give insted of 2

Comment by FRANKCAN 08.05.13 @ 8:56 am

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