I’m not sure if Chas is able to post this so I figured I’d throw this up. Here’s my game preview. Unfortunately Adam Bisnowaty is out for the game, Dorian Johnson starts in his place.
link to atdee.net
so far anyway
MIKE Pitt …thanks for the link..I think
Pitt in real trouble now.
TD ND 14-3 and the rout is on. This one a ND Blowout.
Frustrating to watched the missed tackles and utter confusion in the secondary. Combine that with no pass rush and UGH!
Holes will win today….maybe i can jinx them
This is the worst beating I’ve seen Pitt take since FSU!
Pitt doesn’t need to give them anything else.
Run out the clock?
24 year season ticket holder can’t take much more……
Oh wait. I say that every year.
This can get uglier!
Instead of all these QB sacks and lost yardage
All around poor performance emotionally. Conner looks good though!
I’ve seen High School teams cover better.
Good grief if you all think they suck and will never do anything dont watch them and go root for another team. They people who really suck are the fans.
How f’ing annoying is that punt return right now.
Some clutch throws on that drive
Flip the switch Big Un by announcer. Lol
27-27 and a ton of time to go.
Cautious elation here! Much scotch being poured!
Damn it … Pitt is blowing another one! … oh, wait a minute!!
they totally screw UNC on a PI call and there were 2 blatant blocks in the back non-called on that punt return
hire a fucking special teams coach already you idiots
that punt doesnt happen if you dont run another ice age running play on 2nd and 4 for no damn reason
hey guys those slow developing running plays where conner gets hit 2 yards behind the line every time, let’s try that one again
As someone said earlier this year, only Pitt could lose a game in this fashion!
I put this one squarely on the coaching staff and lack of a special teams coach.
Damnit what a way to blow a game!
Dude, just “take it.” I am pretty objective and signal out loud whenever Pitt get”s a break undeserved; I too, state, “bad call…we got lucky there.”
In each game — with inclusion of instant replay — there are many calls botched by officiating. It’s a fact of life, man.
I still think we lose this game because PITT IS PITT. But it’s nevertheless been an inspiring game.
You come here (@Pittblather) quite a bit & I generally enjoy your point-counterpoints. If you were not a regular here, however, I’d think your’re trolling. (You seem to get a kick irritating the majority.) And furthermore, just because you seemingly played on the baseball team, it really doesn’t constitute –whether you recognize it or not — what translates (to me, at least) a ‘expert opinion.’ (That’s the way you present yourself.)
Recall that many here have played competitive ball (at all levels). But very few use a signature stating so. Consider the latter ‘food for thought.’
In sum, you seem like a good enough guy, but you’ve certainly got a chip on your shoulder that bespeaks a “need” to ‘best’ others; an athletes mentality certainly and whereas I’m not entirely different from you (sh*t, I’m writing in your direction with, admittedly, a beef)…
Could you perhaps just take it easy, though? Roll with PITT BEING PITT? It’s chiefly am unsatisfactory proposal to “roll with the punches,” but eventually we have to grow up, recognize programmatic limitations and hope for the best as we move forward.
We’re still somewhat competitive, FFS
ADmirable comeback wasted. meh
Suggestion: best players on special teams.
The game was lost in the first half. End of story.
Happy Motoring Gang !!!
they play a whole 60 minutes against ND and then go back to playing only 30 minutes against UNC
bad playcalls, lack of talent, whatever, getting a full 60 minutes of effort would make this team 9-3 every year pretty easy
Nice comeback, we’re just not quite there yet talent wise, o-line and linebacker in particular. Nothing to cry about though.
They did not.
I do not believe in good losses. We lost.
Heck, it might even be more of a dagger to some coaches and players that we just didn’t get beat 41-14 than to come all the way back, only to lose in the end.
The big question amongst the media and fans all week, was what will Pitt do after a big game win.
Well….sugar coat it anyway you want.
Very frustrating and disappointing.
how can you tell we are headed in the right direction? we consistantly lose to teams we should beat, and find a way to lose close games more times than not. i have no idea where this team is.
Old Pitt – down by 21 at the half, lose by 21+
Current Pitt – down by 21 at the half, lose but not for want of trying
Future Pitt – ???
The officiating was awful and, while we got some breaks, the non-calls going the other way – particularly on the two punt returns run back for touchdowns (blocks in the back and holds missed) – were killers.
Still, while it is a bad loss…
i dont wanna be a grammar nazi but try to be a little less incoherent goalie44. and the official record (book, i assume) has nowhere near the relevancy you’re giving it. teams don’t get better or worse based on the record book. they get better or worse based on what they take from a game. so the players should just take “it’s a loss” and nothing else from this game? that sounds like a great way for a team to never win a game again…
so yeah i think chryst can probably make voytik a decent college QB if nothing else chryst seems able to improve QBs
There is a lot of positives here since there is a lot of talent coming back … however IMO, the one thing HCPC needs to fix is to how to defend a good ACC defense … he is not in the B10 anymore
Wrong again. I get to my seat, 20 seats back on the 40 yard line. I find I have 4 NC fans on either side of me, NC fans in front and back of me. I can’t believe how many of our so-called fans are sell-outs.
I look over to the students, where the hell are they? Unbelievable. Well, maybe they are all smarter than me, I should have stayed home on this beautiful fall day.
Then the game, starts with a nice drive, no problem, big catch by Boyd. Stall out, field goal.
No problem, D holds, O marches down the field, then Savage makes a bone head fumble and all bets are off.
From there, absolutely the worst half of football, I have ever witnessed, and I have seen my share. Ends with a punt return for touchdown, and Savage limping off the field. The Game was over at half time.
Our guys looked like they didn’t want to be there.
Again, no pass rush for us, plenty ‘O rush for them.
Second half starts, Savage slammed to the ground, fumbles, D holds them to a field goal.
Then old Mo turns, Pitt teases us by playing great, ties it up, but in typical Pitt fashion, gives up a second TD punt return. Pitt runs out of gas, game over.
What can you say. Absolute stink, inspired comeback, give up a big play, no answer.
All I can say is they didn’t lay down in the second half, that is progress. But the first half was just horrid. No doubt we were out coached in that half, nice adjustments after half time.
Last comment, GET AN EFFIN SPECIAL TEAMS COACH! or at least a punter that can kick it out of bounds.
In my many years of watching football at every level, I have never seen a team (Pitt)lose is so many strange ways.
Folks, we are playing with a lot of young players and paying $2MM a year for Chryst/House to learn how to be coaches. As I’ve said many times, the only way to learn is to “do it”. Many lessons learned today include the Wanny Special “don’t kick/punt the ball to a hot returner.” kick it anywhere but to him” Also, God awful use of time outs on the last drive…it seems many times that Chryst does not enter the game with a plan or the second half with a plan.
Gritty gutty comeback. It’s a shame it had to end the way it did…but it always does…at Pitt.
My best friend, fraternity brother and fellow Pitt sufferer made this comment which I have to share.
“I’ve never seen any other team than Pitt completely stop there own momentum!”
Was there to the final snap. Great effort
and as usual the game turns on several
plays. We need talent and speed. Connor needs
to get more carries. We need a RB
like Ray Graham or Shady. Savage
would have burned these guys
with time. Need O-lineman.
Need one more W to extend the season.
The emotions will be low, and the Syracuse game sets up nicely for a loss that we are all too familiar with. (Don’t care how bad ‘Cuse is), like I’ve said, seen it before.
Then, probably a psyched up team gives Miami a game, possibly even winning, but a hard fought game, possibly to get to 6-6, but more likely, 5-7.
No one can take away the Notre Dame win. Even if it was a mediocre ND team. Beating ND on national tv was big and beating ND anytime is big, so you can save that stuff.
And besides, it was a big win for Pitt. So, there’s no debating that, no matter what you think of ND. So, it was in fact, a big win.
The problem with that is, however, not progressing onward and upward.
That was the next step everyone was waiting to see, Pitt after a big win, what would they do.
Could they finally put 2 together???
No matter how I try to flip it in my mind, the end result always comes out the same.
They could not build on the ND win. Seen that movie before many times too.
Wow, out of town for the Miami game, just realized, that was my last game. Wasn’t it just the end of August???
Coaches need to get this team ready to play from the start.
link to post-gazette.com
This is still the same team that everybody was soooo high on last week. We are young, aren’t very good, give up huge ST plays, and have not yet learned the lesson that you have to play 60 minutes of solid football to be able to win games.
Hopefully this loss will help reinforce that concept. I feel much more confident that we’ll play better against Syracuse now. We needed to get beat by UNC, just for the reality check! Learn from this loss!
Pitt is good at it too, but the Panthersare far from cornering the market in fu*ked up ways to loss games!
1. Two years in a row…the team comes off of a MAJOR effort against Notre Dame….and lays an egg against their next week opponent in the first half. (UConn, last year and N.Car, yesterday) — have to lay a lot of the blame at the feet of the coaching staff for not having the team mentally prepared & ready to play .
2. Echoing the comments on many of my esteemed colleagues above — the special teams are atrocious. Two returned punts for TD’s! Is our head coach so stubborn that this won’t wake him out of his funk? The team needs a dedicated special teams coach – please.
3. This team resembles the Steelers….until they fix their O.Line problems….they will never have a consistent offense. It’s like watching a bunch of kids play pickup football over in the field ….just throw up 3 or 4 passes every possession ..and hope and pray that Boyd or Street catch a couple.
The bottom line w/ Chryst – which he must fail to realize – he loses out… no tickets get sold for next year… he stumbles through another losing ACC conference schedule and he’s playing in front of 20K – that new chancellor won’t be impressed.
Nice to see Pitt starting the ACC in all sports in typical fashion. Yet to have a team w/ a winning record in any sport.
Ah, yes, tell that is too simple an explanation for our failures against VT, GT, and NC.
Judgment on Chryst is still a long time out: 2 more games this year and next season.
But it is coming.
As far as game preparation is concerned, and exceptions like Notre Dame, is he really improving?
In my opinion, special teams is about the “the things you can’t coach”. It’s all about having the guys with the “god given athleticism” and the “will/heart/desire”, or whatever you want to call it, make a play.
The only thing a “dedicated” coach would be good for is a punching bag for the fans when our players don’t make tackles.
But offense is going to be up and down, what is dumbfounding is the poor defensive showing in the first half. We had no answer for an average offense. We had no pass rush at all. The schemes were pathetic. It was like they knew what D was called and took advantage. Too many wide open receivers, their poor running attack had no problem finding the holes. No third down stops for us. Nobody making a play. The Coup de Grace, a puny return.
How many big plays have we given up on special teams? How many games has it cost us?
The lack of a pass rush must be fixed or we will get no better. We need better linebackers, or we will never stop the run. The lack of any pass rush made an average QB have a great first half.
Say what you will but this game was over at half time.
The only positive out of this game was that they did not quit.
Other than one game Bennett has been a disappointment. He had a hole yesterday that any of our three previous backs turn into thirty yards if not a touchdown. With him it was a 5 yard gain.
He did have a nice touchdown catch yesterday. He is good player just not a game changer. We need more of them on both sides of the ball. Particularly on Defense.
If you count his unrequited interception vs. GT Ray Vinopal has 5 turnovers in three games. He has become a game changer.
One last comment, Hendricks could not cover Ebron, by himself yesterday, where was his help?
No surprise he is winning. He took a perennial loser in Rice and turned them into a bowl team.
Wannstedt was a first time college head coach and it took him four seasons to win nine games.
If Graham were in year three at Pitt, he would be winning big here too.
You deal with the cards you are dealt.
sorry if you didn’t understand my last post. I’ll dumb it down for you next time. Thanks
So, as always…
Ok, got it.
Wow, did Pitt look fantastic yesterday!!! Can’t wait for the next two games, should be blowouts and on to a big bowl game to blow out an SEC or Big 12 team.
This team really excites me. The possibilities are endless.
Just an absolute pleasure to watch each and every Saturday.
Can’t wait till next year. With a new explosive quarterback, I’m thinking 10-2, 11-1.
We should be in competition for the Coastal division championship and a slot in the ACC Championship game against FSU or Clemson!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!!!
Year 4 and 5, we should then settle into a consistent top 20 team by that time, and have reasserted ourselves as a yearly top college football program!!!
woo hoo, H2P, who knew it could ever get this good again!!!!!!!!!
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