For those of us stuck watching at home, that meant not seeing the Retirement of Larry Fitzgerald’s number at halftime.
Thankfully Pitt posted it.
– New Mexico wins in OT vs. a bleh UTEP team. They racked up 395 yards on the ground, but only 88 passing. Sounds like they are a poor man’s Navy or Ga Tech.
– Duke’s Anthony Boone broke his collar bone and is out indefinitely (although his understudy did well).
– UVa is averaging 3.6 yards per pass in their first 2 games.
– Lots of VT fans are calling for Logan Thomas to be benched. Pitt owned him last year.
– ODU is 0-2 and has not looked good, getting thumped by a Maryland team that is decent but not that much better than Pitt.
– Navy and GT will run first.
– Tommy Rees
That brings us to week 10 and Bryn Renner before Pitt sees another decent passing attack. Obviously some of these teams have other strengths and can beat Pitt different ways, but we shouldn’t have to worry about getting lit up through the air again like we did last week for some time.
Pitt can (never say should with Pitt) be 3-1 headed to Blacksburg, can be 5-2 headed to Atlanta. If they want to go bowling they’d better be, the last month of the schedule is brutal.
You are truely an optimist to predict Pitt will be 3-1 going into
the VT game. Sad to say however after watching games
from around the country Pitt will be fortunate to win 4
games this season. Predicting wins over NM, ODU, Syracuse,
and Navy…..any other wins will be considered huge.
I jumped in and said, remember what you guys all said last year “a penalty or two didn’t change the outcome of the game”.
And I laughed, and I laughed, and I laughed!!!
Listen, you get no argument from me, the SEC is unquestionably the best conference. Without a doubt. 7 nat’l champs in a row, hard to argue.
And I’m not arguing that, so don’t yell at me.
I admit, it’s the BEST.
However, this business with some of the media acting like it’s a conference full of nothing but teams that consist of Packers, Steelers and 49’ers era dynasty teams has got to stop.
Ya, they usually have the two or three best teams. Alabama, LSU, and Florida. Good next place teams, S.Carolina and Georgia.
Ok. They also have a lot of shite in their conference just like anyone else.
Kentucky and Tennessee?? Garbage.
Auburn and Arkansas, complete crap.
Miss State. Sucks
Vandy. Garbage for 40 years. Ok, they play a little better the past two years, but have been everyone’s punching bag for years.
Again, they’re the best, no question. Let’s stop with the it’s a Steelers-Ravens game every time any team in the conference plays any other team in the conference.
But lost by 50 to Oregon, but we would probably lose by 50 to Oregon as well.
Deciding factor might be we are at home. But Heinz is not a real big Home factor since we started playing there.
So who knows, one thing we need much better QB play and better scheme on blitz blocking.
And of course any scheme OTHER than the Defensive one we played (if u want to call it that) against FSU.
And beatup a decent WKU team yesterday. Are they going to compete in the SEC EAst. Not yet, but they will get better as that coach is pretty good.
Miss State was pretty good last year or two, as Dan Mullin is another good coach.
Auburn will be better with Gus Malzahn as HC and Arkansas has the HC from Wisconsin. And Arky was very good just a few seasons ago under Motorcycle Bobby. haha
All of these teams are in fertile recruiting ground so they can rebuild quickly with the right coach.
IMO, the only reason we beat Kentucky was the players were wanting to win one for DW.
Since we know they didn’t give a crap about Tiny.
Nor them him
Beat UTEP in Overtime….42-35
They went to a mostly running offense and a RB of theirs Casey Carrier ran for almost 300 yards (291) on 41 carries and had 4 TD’s. The Lobos only threw 7 passes, all game, completed 4 for 88 yards. QB also ran for 59 yds.
They made some big changes to their offense from Week 1.
So will PITT be able to stop their running attack with our weak LB play ???
What I thought was going to be a rout after the way New Mexico played in Week 1, (a Home loss to Texas SanAnotnio) might be a game now. As Texas SanAntonio is better than I thought, scoring 35 points on Okie State.
We bess not overlook……Los Lobos .
Pitt would never do what Texas did; which is all you need to know about the importance of a winning football program at both schools. And if they did, they wouldn’t hire a replacement, just turn the duties over to one of the existing coaches until the season ended. And I say that with only mild sarcasm.
Iron Duke – I agree. Football isn’t a priority. Question is when are they going to take Mack out back and lay him down. He is killing the program.
Whether it is New Mexico, New Hampshire,
New Orleans, or New York the Pitt team
we saw on Labor Day can’t take any
opponent for granted. They had better
come ready to play.
Lastly booing Steve Pederson is a
classless act. Wonder what the recruit
Emel – By the way take Cowboys -4 tonight.
And as they do, some others will go down.
The SEC will always 3 or so teams in the top 10 and 3 more in the top 20, absolutely.
They’re the best.
It’s just some of the talking heads slobbering over themselves to compliment the SEC. It’s embarrassing.
My view is not of a former Big East or new ACC membership.
I don’t have a favorite conference, I love them all. I’m a college football junkie.
Nice to see Clemson and the “U” get the wins, but I’m not doing a comparison.
I’m strictly talking about some of the talking heads, that embarrass themselves. It’s sophomoric.
I love the SEC!! It’s the best conference.
They do have their warts though. The way some of these guys talk is like the SEC is made up of 14 teams of Alabama. Just not true. That’s all.
When an SEC teams loses to another conference, they quickly say, (well this is the bottom of the conference, or they had an off day). No kidding, that may be true, but they’re part of the conference!!!
Not referring to Clemson or Miami’s recent wins, they got a lot of respect for those wins, I’m referring to past wins by other conferences.
Hell, recently, along with those wins, Clemson has beaten LSU and Auburn, other couch burning brothers to the south opened a can of whip ass on Georgia a few years back. Many others if you look them up.
SEC vs PAC 12 regular season 10-12
SEC vs PAC 12 bowl games 1-0
SEC vs Big 12 regular season 6-10
SEC vs Big 12 bowl games 21-8
SEC vs ACC regular season 42-36
SEC vs ACC bowl games 16-9
SEC vs Big 10 regular season 7-4
SEC vs Big 10 bowl games 19-19
SEC vs Big East regualr season 16-15
SEC vs Big East bowl games 3-9
Actually, pretty pedestrian. I would imagine a lot of you can’t even believe the SEC has lost so many games to other conferences did you???
The SEC fawners don’t talk about loses.
Some might say, look at the Big East record in bowls, the Big East has a better record, which just goes to show, that, that’s the top of the BE playing the bottom of the SEC.
That may be true, that’s why it’s called a conference, all teams in the conference count.
Once again, I actually love SEC football, Georgia S.Carolina was another great game.
Just tone it down a bit talking heads. The girl you have the crush on has pimples on her back!!!
Well, I see New Mexico put some points on the board. Regardless of who they played, they put them up.
I mean, who are we to question or look down on others teams abilities until we rebuild our own program.
This is a HUGE game for Pitt.
Do we whip New Mexico, get a better feeling for the future schedule and hopefully on tract for this year to get 6 or 7 wins. Realizing, we played one of the best teams in the ACC and possibly the country in our first game, and the best is yet to come.
Or do we struggle to win, dare I say, even lose, and realize that this ship is worse off than even any of the worst negatives on here could have even imagined.
We shall see Saturday, eh???
Have a good night.
Would PITT EVER have the temerity to do something like this ?
We just always accept getting our asses kicked.
Because our performance at both the Compass Bowl and in the first games was totally unacceptable to me !!!
6 months to game plan for FSU with a mostly a veteran defense.
That’s the difference with bigtime football being played by Texas and the bush league PITT has become.
I layed off the NFL this week. Like to see who is who for a few weeks.
Nice call though, the Boys covered. lol
I know what you mean about the talking heads and the SEC. Exactly. I don’t even bother watching those talking head shows anymore. It’s always the same pointless drivel.
@Emel, you know who is worse. The NFL pre-game shows!! I remember in my teens and 20’s (48 now), watching the morning shows on Sunday morning was part of the ritual. Now, I turn the tv on at 12:59!!! Shouldn’t have even bothered yesterday!! LOL
I actually still do like to have college game day on if I’m home. I don’t mind Herby and Corso.
The guys I can’t stand are on CBS.
I know a lot of people can’t stand the ESPN fellas, we’re all different.
I really enjoy a fall morning with a whole slate of college football on.
Still cheer for the Steelers, but, I’ve noticed, not watching as many NFL games as I used too. Not sure why.
Miami and Clemson wins help with the perception of the conference. Should help with recruiting vs SEC. Next tier of the conference needs to get stronger. Va Tech, Georgia Tech need to be joined by some others, hopefully Pitt sooner rather than later. Louisville next year. Too bad ND didn’t join in Football. With them the conference would be very competitive. Not quite the SEC but close.
Good for recruiting to see a packed house. We need some D ends from the south like Romeus.
Over the last 20 years, the SEC has had double or better the number of schools on probation for football infractions as any of the other AQ conferences. Schools like Auburn cheat, win, go on probation, hire a new coach, and then start all over again.
Not surprisingly the AQ conference with the fewest probations over the last 20 yrs? The beloved Big East…
How the mighty have fallen.
Yea that game was a real low scoring affair, after most saw it as a high scoring affair. Week before one of the weaker SEC teams (Auburn) beat WSU.
Kiffen is a joke, only got that job because of his daddy. More nepotism.
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