November 9, 2013

Last Minute Open Thread: ND-Pitt

Filed under: Football,Open Thread — Chas @ 7:33 pm

Sorry everyone. You would think that with an 8pm start there would be plenty of time to just toss up a couple paragraphs of babble. Instead, I spent most of the morning with the kids and just doing dad things. Then the drive out to the ‘Burgh. And go figure I couldn’t be bothered to post while enjoying a bit of tailgating rather than looking for an open wireless connection.

Needless to say this is a bit of half-assery. So moving on.

Got a nice spot in the press box tonight. Pity the poor kids from the Pitt News stuck next to me.

All I have to say is….


Comment by Pitt Dad 11.09.13 @ 7:59 pm

Thanks to Brett Mussburger for NOT mentioning the uncalled penalty on the OT field goal attempt.


Comment by Pitt Dad 11.09.13 @ 8:02 pm

please, oh please, oh please, step up our game tonight! Grigsby is out but Biz is back I think. Gordon back too.

Comment by JAM 05 Pitt 11.09.13 @ 8:05 pm

Put it all together tonight!!! H2P!!

Comment by Steve h 11.09.13 @ 8:10 pm

Put it all together tonight!!! H2P!!

Comment by Steve h 11.09.13 @ 8:10 pm

LSU – Bama on here in Baltimore market. WTF? Any suggestions?

Comment by Bobby 11.09.13 @ 8:12 pm


Wish I didn’t have to listen to the ND
lover Musberger

Comment by JR 11.09.13 @ 8:14 pm

3 and out lets go O

Comment by Steve h 11.09.13 @ 8:15 pm

Bobby bama is CBS, Pitt is on ABC

Comment by Steve h 11.09.13 @ 8:17 pm

Not here in Annapolis! Sh*t.

Comment by Bobby 11.09.13 @ 8:19 pm

Total ND homers

LSU-Bama is CBS. Pitt-ND is ABC.

Comment by Pitt Dad 11.09.13 @ 8:22 pm

Somebody get Andy Lee on the phone, this guy sucks!

Comment by Kenny Powers 11.09.13 @ 8:22 pm

That’s weird I’m not far from Annapolis, I got it

Comment by Steve h 11.09.13 @ 8:22 pm

Comment by WilliamsburgPanther 11.09.13 @ 8:24 pm


Musberger must draw a paycheck from

Comment by JR 11.09.13 @ 8:29 pm


We need running backs!

Comment by JR 11.09.13 @ 8:31 pm

And you wonder why I complain about Savage and not the coaching

Comment by Steve h 11.09.13 @ 8:35 pm

Are they EVER going to call a penalty on ND? There was holding AGAIN – this time on Vinopal – on that long run.

Comment by Pitt Dad 11.09.13 @ 8:38 pm


One holding penalty and a face mask
against AD…..neither called.

Comment by JR 11.09.13 @ 8:42 pm

Anyone notice that Savage throws to the wrong shoulder of his receiver almost every time? What the fuck does he work on in practice?

Comment by MikePITT 11.09.13 @ 8:48 pm

Here we go again Savage can’t even throw a short swing pass thought he had it worked, guess not

Comment by Steve h 11.09.13 @ 8:49 pm

Whatever happened to K’Waun Williams and Lafayette Pitts being good man coverage corners???

I swear this was the case a year or two ago, but these days, holy hell it’s terrible. I must’ve been sniffing glue to think these guys used to be good.

Comment by Kenny Powers 11.09.13 @ 8:49 pm

Wasted field position

Comment by John 11.09.13 @ 8:51 pm


Give Connor the ball. He is the only RB
who can move the chains.

Comment by JR 11.09.13 @ 8:57 pm

Holy shit. How did Savage survive that?

Comment by MikePITT 11.09.13 @ 9:00 pm

Savage is going to get himself killed.

Comment by Mailman 11.09.13 @ 9:00 pm

Shut up Kelly you crybaby.

Comment by Annie 11.09.13 @ 9:02 pm


Good call by the officials despite the
comments by despite the announcers

Comment by JR 11.09.13 @ 9:04 pm

Huge touchdown! Lets Go!

Comment by Mailman 11.09.13 @ 9:10 pm

If Savage played half as well as he did on that drive all season, Pitt would be a one loss team!

Comment by Steve h 11.09.13 @ 9:11 pm

Huge drive, now d needs to make a play

Comment by John 11.09.13 @ 9:11 pm

Now if they call the holding on the ND Oline we might make some more stops on defense.

What a drive!


Comment by Pitt Dad 11.09.13 @ 9:11 pm

Pitt’s getting lucky! I’ll take it. LETS GO!

Comment by Mailman 11.09.13 @ 9:15 pm

Is there a worse punter??

Comment by John 11.09.13 @ 9:20 pm

Yoklic gets out-punted on a weekly basis by the opposing team’s punter. WTF?

Comment by Flip2Script 11.09.13 @ 9:20 pm


Where was Connor on the last drive?

Comment by JR 11.09.13 @ 9:21 pm

Big break for Pitt, then OL craps the bed followed by poor special teams play. Imagine that.

Comment by CNorwoodAZ 11.09.13 @ 9:21 pm

Quite a night for Vinapal and the punter

Comment by Dan 72 11.09.13 @ 9:23 pm

If Vinopal simply turns around there, maybe he makes the pick … or at least avoids the penalty. That stuff drives me crazy, makes me wanna use my outdoor voice.

Comment by Imma Man! Im 40! 11.09.13 @ 9:23 pm

ND receiver grabs Vinopal’s facemask. No call. 2nd time ND has done that tonight without a call.

Comment by Pitt Dad 11.09.13 @ 9:24 pm

78 was clearly holding. AGAIN no call. WTF????

Comment by Pitt Dad 11.09.13 @ 9:26 pm

Vinopal is terrible.

Comment by Pitt fan in Atlanta 11.09.13 @ 9:26 pm

Good stream here:

link to

Comment by Jackagain 11.09.13 @ 9:27 pm

We need a special teams coach.

Comment by Annie 11.09.13 @ 9:38 pm

That one guy who played QB can punt better than that.

Comment by Mailman 11.09.13 @ 9:38 pm

Joklic strikes again. What a goof.

Comment by Flip2Script 11.09.13 @ 9:39 pm

Yoklic again!!!

Comment by John 11.09.13 @ 9:39 pm

When a neutral national announcer says your (well, our…) punter isn’t very good, then I guess that means our punter isn’t very good. Dude has no touch at all.

Comment by Imma Man! Im 40! 11.09.13 @ 9:40 pm

There’s no way that there isn’t at least one freakin student at Pitt that could punt better than this stiff.

Comment by Kenny Powers 11.09.13 @ 9:42 pm

Every Weatherspoon fair catch scares the living you know what out of me.

Comment by Mailman 11.09.13 @ 9:43 pm

Great play calling

Comment by John 11.09.13 @ 9:45 pm

Paging a walk-on punter…..

Comment by Jackagain 11.09.13 @ 9:45 pm

A bad set of downs with a deep handoff? Now ND can go for the block punt.

Comment by Frank MD 11.09.13 @ 9:45 pm

Playing really poorly on special teams and on o yet only down 7. D looks like they will keep us in it

Comment by John 11.09.13 @ 9:49 pm

Lots of reminders of why I hate ND. I guess they are aloud to hold and receivers get to grab and hold onto the face mask. Interference on Vinopal for getting his face mask in the receivers way.

We did add the draw play. worked once, not enough deception on the second one.

Down by seven, not so bad.

Comment by gc 11.09.13 @ 9:52 pm

Announcers didn’t think it was intentional. His hands were at his side. Led with the head. Got to stop those plays if you want to fight against CTE.

Thank you Brent Mushmouth.

Comment by gc 11.09.13 @ 9:54 pm

Halftime, and if it wasn’t game 9 in the season, I might be cautiously optimistic in Pitt’s chances being down only 7 points

In this case, it just feels like Pitt has avoided letting the game be blown wide open and there is nothing in this season to show that they are capable of making and maintaining adjustments needed to win this game in the second half.

Comment by Chas 11.09.13 @ 9:58 pm

Our linebackers are terrible. They are a non-factor. Most tackles are being made by our d-backs. I’m surprised ND hasn’t ‘t gone deep more with the play action. If they make these adjustments in the second half, it will gat pretty ugly.

Comment by DJS 11.09.13 @ 10:01 pm

Pitt has some good players but they just needs a few more. They are playing better than the last 3 games for sure.

Comment by Frank MD 11.09.13 @ 10:01 pm

idk Rees only completes 5 of 14 passes and they’re winning.

We have like 8-9 minutes more time of possession but we’re losing.

Something just doesn’t add up !!!

Comment by EMel 11.09.13 @ 10:01 pm

I just don’t see PITT playing with much….i dont know….enthusiasm, excitement…I don’t know what it is.

The crowd seems like they’d like to get into the game. If PITT played with some emotion.

Very perplexing

Comment by EMel 11.09.13 @ 10:03 pm

Pray for us! Over half the crowd ND fans

Comment by Dan 72 11.09.13 @ 10:05 pm

Ugh the damn punting really has been awful, not just this game but most of the year! Look at how much we are losing in field position.

Savage just missed Street for a TD on our second to last drive of the half.

OL not great but decent. Enough there so far to work with and make some plays.

I hate the draw call on first down on our last drive. Poor deception, poor execution and very predictable play call.

Still in the game. History would say we are screwed but we have a chance. HTP!

Comment by JAM 05 Pitt 11.09.13 @ 10:05 pm

Savage needs to hit a long one – he missed Street. Maybe try Boyd.

Comment by Frank MD 11.09.13 @ 10:05 pm

Our offense seems so ‘out of synch’….Street had a step or two on the long bomb, but Savage is so out of sorts anymore, he can’t even complete them.

Did throw a nice ‘out’ to Street that should have been a nice 15-20 yd completion, Street just lets it bounce off his hands. Meh

Comment by EMel 11.09.13 @ 10:05 pm

lol JAM

I can see why they don’t call draws….that was really ugly.

I see PITT sleep walking thru the 2nd half and them scoring another 2 TD’s….we get a FG.

Comment by EMel 11.09.13 @ 10:09 pm

that’s a terrible call

Comment by Kenny Powers 11.09.13 @ 10:10 pm

Wow we are controlling the line of scrimmage!! Need d to force a 3 and out

Comment by John 11.09.13 @ 10:36 pm

Pitt’s offensive line performed well on that drive. Nice TD run by Conner.

ND’s OL has dominated Pitts DL but somehow we’ve forced them into quite a few longer third downs.

We are in the game. I’m happy.

Comment by Rockymtnhigh 11.09.13 @ 10:37 pm

Good grief….

Comment by Jackagain 11.09.13 @ 10:38 pm

So typical. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.

Comment by Mailman 11.09.13 @ 10:39 pm

Why is Vinopal out there?

Comment by Pitt fan in Atlanta 11.09.13 @ 10:41 pm

Pitt is vulnerable on the long ball. Damn it.

ND’s safeties and corners are covering Pitt’s receivers well, but the short pass is there and Pitt ran well on their last drive.

Comment by Rockymtnhigh 11.09.13 @ 10:41 pm


Comment by MikePITT 11.09.13 @ 10:42 pm

Nice answer! Street!

Comment by Jackagain 11.09.13 @ 10:43 pm

Take that ND! Nice job Savage and Street

Comment by Rockymtnhigh 11.09.13 @ 10:43 pm

Hey I’m listening to this game from Rome, Italy and Pitt is playing a great game, thus far. Go Pitt!

Comment by MariettaMike 11.09.13 @ 10:48 pm

ND’s line is giving their QB all day to throw…

Comment by Rockymtnhigh 11.09.13 @ 10:49 pm

Mike…why listen when you can watch? Do you have fast enough connection?

link to

Comment by Jackagain 11.09.13 @ 10:52 pm

Need to force a fg

Comment by John 11.09.13 @ 10:55 pm

My connection is too slow. I’m listening on ESPN. Pitt is playing a great game. Go Pitt!

Comment by MariettaMike 11.09.13 @ 10:57 pm

Ray Vinopal. Holy moly.

Comment by Mailman 11.09.13 @ 10:58 pm

Vinopal earns his keep!

Comment by Imma Man! Im 40! 11.09.13 @ 10:59 pm

INT!! Rees had all day and Vinopal came up with the pick.

Comment by Rockymtnhigh 11.09.13 @ 10:59 pm


Comment by MariettaMike 11.09.13 @ 11:01 pm

Can’t let nd score on this poss

Comment by John 11.09.13 @ 11:05 pm


Comment by Mailman 11.09.13 @ 11:07 pm


Comment by John 11.09.13 @ 11:08 pm

Can we take 10 min to score please?!?!

Comment by John 11.09.13 @ 11:09 pm

Who is this Vinopal guy? LOL.

Comment by Panther Pride 11.09.13 @ 11:09 pm

Mamma Mia. Vinny! You the man! Shit I woke the wife up. It’s 5:00 am in Italy. Go Pitt!

Comment by MariettaMike 11.09.13 @ 11:10 pm

Would be ideal to convert Vinopal’s 2nd int into a TD here. If we get up by a score then pressure Rees a little, we’ve got em.

Rees isn’t that good.

Comment by Rockymtnhigh 11.09.13 @ 11:11 pm

LOL. These guys after a Time out or a break are a joke. Always a penalty

Comment by Upittbaseball 11.09.13 @ 11:12 pm

Just once, I want Pitt to have the killer instinct here.

Comment by Panther Pride 11.09.13 @ 11:14 pm

Texas just beat the hoopies in OT….Ped State lost….could be a great day if we hold on.

Comment by Jackagain 11.09.13 @ 11:14 pm

Please hold on….

Comment by John 11.09.13 @ 11:15 pm

Goooo Pitt! This is payback time.

Comment by MariettaMike 11.09.13 @ 11:15 pm

I’m seeing good emotion on the Pitt side! Lets hold em here and score again baby

Comment by Rockymtnhigh 11.09.13 @ 11:19 pm

This poss is huge, gotta keep nd out of the end zone

Comment by John 11.09.13 @ 11:22 pm

vinopal getting his revenge on all of us

i look at tommy rees like i looked at testaverde when he was with the bengals playing the steelers – you knew he was good for some crucial INTs

Comment by deepelemblues 11.09.13 @ 11:22 pm

In a Baltimore bar rubbing it in, please let us win

Comment by Steve h 11.09.13 @ 11:23 pm

Pitt’s ball. 7 min. Up by 7. Let’s chew it up!

Comment by Rockymtnhigh 11.09.13 @ 11:27 pm

without getting too conservative on the play calling

Comment by Rockymtnhigh 11.09.13 @ 11:28 pm

Get some pressure on Rees boys!

Comment by Rockymtnhigh 11.09.13 @ 11:35 pm


Comment by Rockymtnhigh 11.09.13 @ 11:40 pm

Great play Tony!

Comment by Jackagain 11.09.13 @ 11:40 pm

A facemask not called….great win.

Comment by Jackagain 11.09.13 @ 11:44 pm


Comment by Panther Pride 11.09.13 @ 11:45 pm


Comment by Dr. Tom 11.09.13 @ 11:45 pm

It’s a great day to be a Pitt Fan!!!!!

Comment by Mailman 11.09.13 @ 11:45 pm


Comment by panther94 11.09.13 @ 11:46 pm

Did DW beat Kelly?

Comment by Steve h 11.09.13 @ 11:46 pm

A game ball for Vinopal…

Comment by Jackagain 11.09.13 @ 11:47 pm

Ray Vinopal, I Love You!!! <3

Wait….. whut????

Comment by Panther Pride 11.09.13 @ 11:49 pm

I’m in tears and I just woke up everyone on my floor at the Marriott but I don’t give a shit! This is the biggest Pitt win in many years and I have to be in Rome. Go Pitt !

Comment by MariettaMike 11.09.13 @ 11:50 pm

Finally a big win. Time for a cocktail.

Comment by Frank MD 11.09.13 @ 11:50 pm

Does anyone know if we had recruits there tonite? It wudda been a great game for them to see. Full house (even if some were ND Nation) and big win.

Comment by Imma Man! Im 40! 11.09.13 @ 11:50 pm

I feel just great for the Pitt seniors like Donald, Street, Hendricks…what a great day.

Hope we had some good recruits in the house tonight. Finely we don’t lay an egg in front of a national audience.

Comment by Jackagain 11.09.13 @ 11:51 pm

To quote a great Pitt quarterback, I’m so f**king proud of these guys!!!


Comment by Pitt Dad 11.09.13 @ 11:52 pm

Fu@k to the Yeah!!!

Comment by Matt N. 11.09.13 @ 11:52 pm

Woooooohoooooooo !!!

Woooooohooooooooo !!!

Wooooooohooooooo !!!

Comment by EMel 11.09.13 @ 11:53 pm

To all the Tino apologists from the past three years — do you think he would have delivered this? Nice game Tommy S.!!!

Comment by Matt N. 11.09.13 @ 11:54 pm


Thank you God!

Comment by JR 11.09.13 @ 11:55 pm

Who were those guys?

Comment by Why ask why it's Pitt Football !! 11.09.13 @ 11:56 pm

I scared my cat whooping and yelling after this one. Its okay kitty, Pitt wins baby!!!

Comment by Matt N. 11.09.13 @ 11:56 pm

Yes ton of star recruits
Big win get it rolling
Couple more games like that will make for
a great season.

Comment by Tackle made by Hugh 11.09.13 @ 11:56 pm

Always great to beat the domers. Ray Vinopal causes a fumble and two interceptions to beat ND. Nobody could dream this stuff up. Great offensive game plan. Savage, Street, Conners, Boyd and an O-line that stepped up just enough.

Finally guys made plays at crunch time.

I know the doubters will say so what, but let’s take at least today to enjoy it.

Comment by gc 11.09.13 @ 11:56 pm

Vinopal, two game balls and an apology from some bloggers who trashed him. Go Pitt!

Comment by MariettaMike 11.09.13 @ 11:57 pm

What a win! I haven’t been this satisfied with a Pitt victory since…I don’t know when. Now let’s take that momentum and build on it.


Comment by Swinging Gate 11.09.13 @ 11:57 pm

It’s good when you get Heather Cox ! lol

Comment by EMel 11.09.13 @ 11:57 pm

So damn happy right now.

Comment by JAM 05 Pitt 11.09.13 @ 11:57 pm

Supposed to be over 60 recruits, what a show!

Comment by gc 11.09.13 @ 11:58 pm

Hats off to the student section. From everything I saw, they were loud and crazy tonight!

Comment by JAM 05 Pitt 11.09.13 @ 11:59 pm

C’mon Frankcan, you got to be smiling.

Comment by gc 11.10.13 @ 12:00 am

Do Irish fans drink more or less when they lose?

Comment by gc 11.10.13 @ 12:01 am

Ray the Man tonite. Musberger was all ready, didn’t mispronounce his name, had his HS and hometown all ready.

They should be loving this in Youngstown and all Cardinal Mooney grads. Like Jerry O and Matt Cavenaugh.

H2P !

Comment by EMel 11.10.13 @ 12:02 am

lol gc

Comment by EMel 11.10.13 @ 12:04 am

How can you not be happy for Vinopal and Savage? Come from behind win for Savage, vindication for Vinny, make a good T-shirt.

Comment by gc 11.10.13 @ 12:05 am

I take back everything I said about Vinopal.. Until next week.

Great win. Nice recovery by Vinopal.


Comment by Pitt fan in Atlanta 11.10.13 @ 12:05 am

Heather Cox wants to interview Mike Hunt.

Sorry I’m a little giddy.

Comment by gc 11.10.13 @ 12:07 am

Here’s to PC getting his big victory ! Salute !

He even smiled for Heather (who wouldn’t) lol

Seems like a nice guy I’m happy for him, and I’m ecstatic for everyone on The Blather and for everyone in Oakland.

Comment by EMel 11.10.13 @ 12:07 am

They are burning couches in Oakland.

Comment by gc 11.10.13 @ 12:09 am

this was the most well-coached game of PC’s career so far, maybe excepting last years ND game as well

the best executed game by the players of his career by far

whatever you were doing during the week, keep doing it coach!

Comment by deepelemblues 11.10.13 @ 12:10 am

Did we actually get more calls go our way today?

Thank you ACC refs. Make up for last year.

Although they were all good calls.

I was screaming for the intentional grounding and they actually gave it, late but the correct call.

Loved that last spot of the ball, although we would have made it on the next down, but when you are a Pitt fan, it’s not over till it’s over.

Comment by gc 11.10.13 @ 12:16 am

I love these F’n guys. What a game! We beat the Domers and that asshole Kelly, I LOVE this team.

Comment by The Hagen 11.10.13 @ 12:16 am

You gotta love those turnovers, good night all.

Comment by gc 11.10.13 @ 12:18 am

Yea I was getting more than a little nervous when they called the facemask on Gordon. Then the D stiffened, something we haven’t be doing in the 4rth Q.

Long Time Coming !!!

Comment by EMel 11.10.13 @ 12:19 am

Just got to the car… Amazing to see the students stay – and have a reason. Traffic is looking like we will be waiting a while…. BUT WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!

Those recruits could see what can be…

What a game…

Comment by Joe Lawrence 11.10.13 @ 12:19 am

First come from behind win for Pitt in like forever! Really walking on air rite now! Never ever give up!

Comment by Dr. Tom 11.10.13 @ 12:22 am

PITT wins (check)
Pedo’s lose (check)
Hoopies lose (check)
End ND’s BCS Bowl hopes (check)

Seeing the look on Brian Kelly’s face when he knows he’s about to lose to Pitt.


Comment by EMel 11.10.13 @ 12:35 am

Solid performance by Pitt! Well done gents!!! It is all about controlling the lines of scrimmage. Our guys did that pretty well tonight but the biggest thing I noticed was…….emotion!!

If the players play with the same emotion for 5seconds at a time (each actual play lasts that long), we should do well. A come from behind victory, WOW! As stated this past week, I expect them to win the next game. If you don’t walk on the field thinking you are going to win, stay in the locker room! Let’s celebrate tonight nd hit the film tomorrow!

Keep the blather flowin….ride the emotion!

Comment by dhuffdaddy 11.10.13 @ 12:37 am

Called it, nice to be right for once. Great atmosphere, big win, hope some momentum can be built from this win. H2P!

Comment by Iron Duke 11.10.13 @ 12:50 am

First come from behind since 09! That’s hard to believe but true. Hail to Pitt! Great game and a signature win for PC, lot of recruits and its ND! Wow! I might watch it again tonight!

Comment by Sweet Caroline 11.10.13 @ 12:52 am

Great game. HCPC was impressive in his post-game interview.

Offense was well prepared. Next challenge is to build on momentum.

Comment by TonyinHouston 11.10.13 @ 12:58 am

When Shane Gordon committed that stupid facemask penalty late in the 4th Qtr, I started looking around for my catcher’s cup, bracing myself for another kick in the onions from a gut-wrenching loss. What fun it was to not need it!

Comment by Imma Man! Im 40! 11.10.13 @ 1:04 am

Reply to MattN’s “To all the Tino apologists from the past three years — do you think he would have delivered this? Nice game Tommy S.!!!”

Tino couldn’t have made that high-pointed laser-beam TD throw to Devin Street to save his life. I mean literally 0 times out of a trillion.

Comment by Imma Man! Im 40! 11.10.13 @ 1:06 am

The Hoopies lose in excruciating fashion, Pedo St loses and coach Bill shows what a duesche he is, and the Domer’s lose at our beloved Panthers hands! That’s what I call a good November college football weekend! I was there as always, crowd was great, student section was electric…Memo: Pitt plays again next week, hope we get some of these fans back out, it makes a difference! Hail to Pitt!!!!

Comment by Pap76 11.10.13 @ 1:46 am

Rich Rod lost too

Comment by Pitt Dad 11.10.13 @ 1:49 am

No way we beat NC next week! It’s my new way to get us wins! Back In my hotel room pouring scotch in joy. Nd fans everywhere . 65000 fans including a joyous Jamie Dixon.
My single thought from the night….. It was the quietest stadium I can remember for 3 quarters even with all the late scoring …then came Sweet Caroline (and I know this sounds hokey) but the noise stunned ND !!! You had to have been there …and when the loudspeakers played Metalicca Sandman the place just went bonkers !! ND lost their poise. First time ever for Kelley. Real save came when Bennet fell on the fumble that sat there forever. So for all you fans a big H2P!!!!

Night EMel, Dr Tom, Gc Frankan all the Dans and fellow Blatherites Chas and Justin. It doesn’t get much better than this!

Comment by Dan 72 11.10.13 @ 2:14 am

It is about time some of you guys give Savage some credit. Sorry he’s not the perfect QB everyone desires, but he is a solid D-I QB who makes very few mistakes and has shown that he has enough talent AND grit to lead a team to victory. We don’t win this game last year.

Also about time some stop whining about an on campus stadium. Sure there were 15,000 ND fans there tonite, but when Heinz is full it is every bit a legit home field as any on campus stadium in the country. Even the students hung in for the entire game. For those of us who are there every week (yes even for UConn on a Wed night), it is so obvious how much a good crowd can influence the team’s performance. As somebody who actually LIVES in Pittsburgh AND has season tickets, I am perfectly happy with Heinz being our home. Except the awful generic logo at mid field, that as to go…

Comment by Iron Duke 11.10.13 @ 2:15 am

Well said Iron Duke. If I lived anywhere near the Burgh I would be at every game. Wherever you are, that’s home and right now Heinz Field looks like a pretty good home to me.

Comment by Pitt Dad 11.10.13 @ 2:44 am

Big time win — needed it badly and the boys delivered. Really well called game offensively — sheesh, with that play mix we could have won the last two as well…oh well, at least that’s progress. Had a feeling we might rise to the occasion and we done it!!! Now let’s keep the focus and get the job done vs. UNC, ‘Cuse, and the Inmates. I feel a change.

Comment by Matt N. 11.10.13 @ 5:37 am

Iron Duke said:

“…stop whining about an on campus stadium.. when Heinz is full it is every bit a legit home field as any on campus stadium… Even the students hung in for the entire game.”


As you stated (aptly enough), Iron Duke, “Even the students hung in for the entire game”

To me, that is absolutely incredible…

I cared little about the football team till Walt Harris arrived. (C’mon, Hackett, Majors II, stirred excitement?)

Look, I was an undergrad ’89-’93. And I’ll be damned if I ever made a “day game” post fraternity hazing period (’89) in which we were forced to carry our charter up Cardiac Hill & onto the stadiums turf, only to watch the “team” run out of the tunnel. (So very exciting (NOT).)

I was much more into getting laid Sat morn than making that trek up the hill…

Still, though, there ain’t no darn way in h*ll that I’d board a shuttle-bus to take me into the never land of Heinz field. If so the case, I’d have NEVER SEEN A GAME without some hazing & there aft an on-campus stadium.


As an aside, however, let me talk of maturity (lacking as an undergrad (for me).) Because since graduating, I’ve become a staunch, hardcore, diehard PITT football fan who does not miss a game. And when the team goes down as seen vs GTech, it really does F my week. Hence I am ecstatic over the W last night.




**And no offense to you, either, as your argument is sound enough. But let’s not kid ourselves

Comment by Neil 11.10.13 @ 6:58 am

Iron Duke – I agree – while yelling my throat out from the upper deck we got to see an actual False Start penalty against an opponent in Heinz Field, caused by crowd noise. I can’t remember EVER seeing that before.

Comment by KeyboardKev 11.10.13 @ 8:13 am

Now the true test, stay focused for an improved UNC or still party and get beat by 21. HCPC has a big coaching week this week.

Comment by John 11.10.13 @ 9:09 am

Any win over Notre Dame is a great win. Hail to Pitt! Beat NC next week!

Comment by Penguins Fan 11.10.13 @ 10:33 am

GREAT WIN BY PITT…..anyone wanna bet we lost to NC next week?….ugh…h2p!!

Comment by Keith 11.10.13 @ 11:05 am

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