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April 18, 2017

Quick Links, 4/18

Filed under: Football — Chas @ 7:42 am

Sorry. Just a little rushed today in the offline world. A few links and topics.

Pitt offensive lineman and defending Piesman Trophy winner, Brian O’Neill is apparently hurt and will be spending his summer vacation getting healthy. He should be ready for the start of the season, but still.

Penn State will “celebrate” their Big Ten Championship during their second home game. Hmm. Who do they play that week? Why not the first week? Since, you know, they are unrivaled? Actions speak louder then words.

Elijah Zeise just cannot stay healthy come game time. Even spring game time. He had a tremendous spring practice by all accounts and the accolades of the Ed Conway Award, but was a scratch for the spring game. Here’s hoping come September 2, he can be out on the field for more then just one game.

Qadree Ollison got more carries, but Chawntez Moss was more productive at RB  in the spring game. As the article notes, Coach Pat Narduzzi and the offensive assistants talks of spreading the wealth, but do tend to lean heavily on one back once the season starts.





8 comments

O’Neil a major concern, he is our best guy.

Not worried about the running game or Ollie. When the full O-line is in place, holes will be available. But really need to get healthy and work on timing and coordination with all of the changes of position. Five months to get ready.

Comment by gc 04.18.17 @ 8:09 am

Good thing that PSU doesn’t care about us.

Comment by gc 04.18.17 @ 8:10 am

Love the Piesman trophy. Hadn’t heard of it before now. Phenomenal! Great for O’Neill and Pitt. We gonna need more pies!!!

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H2P!!!

Comment by Pitt Dad 04.18.17 @ 8:21 am

Any links on O’Neill injury? I was under the impression it was nothing.

Comment by Tossing Thabeets 04.18.17 @ 9:20 am

Ollie could find himself the odd man out again. Staff seems to like Hall, I’m assuming he’ll be healthy for fall camp.

Also 2 very talented 4 star RB’s will be here for fall camp, Todd Sibley and AJ Davis.

Tossing, I thought the same thing with O’Neill. That was the impression Narduzzi gave, although we know how forthcoming he is concerning injuries…

Comment by Pap76 04.18.17 @ 2:46 pm

O’Neill reportedly has a torn labrum and is slated for shoulder surgery and will be out all summer but is expected to be back in time for the season.

Comment by Panther Fan in Hoopieland 04.19.17 @ 11:23 am

It is a joke that Narduzzi down plays every injury. He did the same with Connor and others. I had same injury but throwing shoulder. It is important to a lineman but I would agree he should be 80% of his old self. Don’t go to Pitt’s Shoulder Docs as I learned. Go straight to Birmingham and see Dr. Andrews as I learned on surgery #2. Pitt for knees not shoulders.

Comment by Upittbaseball 04.19.17 @ 1:02 pm

Real dearth of news on Pitt football. Am having withdrawal symptoms after signing day and camp activity. Any body have any news?H2P

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