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September 23, 2017

Open Thread: Pitt-GT

Filed under: Football,Open Thread — Chas @ 11:11 am

12:20 pm, ACC Network Affiliates or ACC Digital Network/WatchESPN.

Sorry about the last minute thing. Did a nice long run this morning with my daughter. Got a shower. Had some coffee. Felt good. Sat down for a minute, and promptly fell asleep on the couch. Getting old is something.

Ben DiNucci gets the start at QB. No one (including me) seems to have a problem with this. DiNucci has simply been more of a spark. He’s shown more confidence. And just seemed to be more of the leader on the offensive side. Max Browne simply seemed to lack confidence out there. Especially when Pitt got into the redzone.

Still waiting to see the offensive line gel more. There seems to be a bit of a struggle to stay cohesive.

We’ll see if the Pitt defense can be more disciplined. There’s definitely more pressure on the defense to show something more. They’ve faced two straight top-10 offenses, so there is at least a case to be made that the unit is better then it’s shown.

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Can’t get any better than opening drive!

Comment by HbgFrank 09.23.17 @ 11:26 am

Welcome back Jordan

Comment by HbgFrank 09.23.17 @ 11:30 am

Nice drive to start, hate to waste the turnover with no points. GT isn’t built to come back from deficits.

Comment by Nick 09.23.17 @ 11:35 am

GT QB is real deal

Comment by HbgFrank 09.23.17 @ 11:43 am

Tino 2.0

Comment by DocJlk 09.23.17 @ 11:51 am

Need to keep those safeties up….dare them to throw

Comment by HbgFrank 09.23.17 @ 11:58 am

Yep real deal

Comment by HbgFrank 09.23.17 @ 12:00 pm

Q strikes again!

Comment by Nick 09.23.17 @ 12:18 pm

Game over. lol. Cant stop the QB and our play calling sucks again. 49-14. Question, does Pitt actually practice during the week?

Comment by Pitt Dreamer 09.23.17 @ 12:19 pm

OK let’s settle Dow now on D and make a game of this!

Comment by HbgFrank 09.23.17 @ 12:22 pm

I’m at the game they are barely hanging in but they are in this game, the FG amazed the crowd. If the offense can sustain a few drives and eat the clock maybe. It’s very hot here TOP in the second half will be critical.

Comment by WLAT 910 radio and the big beat! 09.23.17 @ 12:57 pm

Pitt might just pull this one out. Both O and D should be better in second half. O because of some confidence and D because now they’ve seen GT’s run in live speed.

Comment by TX Panther 09.23.17 @ 1:10 pm

ok, the adjusted final score: 42 -24.
field goal was 55 yards

Comment by Pitt Dreamer 09.23.17 @ 1:11 pm

Give brown a shot

Comment by DocJlk 09.23.17 @ 1:31 pm

This team is pathetic. Our D and O coordinators obviously have no clue either. Garbage all the way around.

Comment by Coach Ditka 09.23.17 @ 1:50 pm

Browne would get creamed behind this sieve of an O-line.

Comment by Nick 09.23.17 @ 1:50 pm

Browne had his opportunities. He can’t run, he would get buried in the pocket.

Comment by Coach Ditka 09.23.17 @ 1:53 pm

Barring injuries to every other QB on the roster, Browne should’ve never see the playing field again.

Comment by Coach Ditka 09.23.17 @ 2:06 pm

This team is rubbish

Comment by Nick 09.23.17 @ 2:21 pm

At game. Pitthetic.

Comment by MariettaMike 09.23.17 @ 2:31 pm

No bright spots at all to build upon. Offensive line is a complete mess. Play calling not much better. QB’s look like they are coached to not take any chances. Nothing over the middle.
Coach Duzz, “our goal is to win championships”. What an idiot.
How about trying to win one conference game this year.

Comment by Pitt Dreamer 09.23.17 @ 2:43 pm

Heather L. Start making phone calls. LOL. That’s a joke also, does anyone think she can actually find either a football coach or basketball coach?

Comment by Pitt Dreamer 09.23.17 @ 2:50 pm

Our defense is okay but today they missed some assignments, missed some tackles, and played against one if the best offenses in college football.
Like our D our offense is young, had some drops, missed some assignments, and played a really good defensive team. We will get better………..
Thanks Coach?

Comment by ROC2 09.23.17 @ 2:54 pm

THIS IS THE ONLY REASON PEOPLE DO NOT COME TO PITT FOOTBALL GAMES, NOT THE STADIUM, THE TEAMS THEY PLAY, PITT SCRIPT AND ALL THE OTHER FOOLISH STATED REASONS. THIS IS A BAD FOOTBALL TEAM WITH NO HOPE OF GETTING MUCH BETTER.
ALL THAT NONSENSE ABOUT WHO WOULD START AT QUARTERBACK OF WHICH THE COACH ENCOURAGED WITH THE PRESS. DID IT HONESTLY MAKE A DAMN DIFFERENCE. THIS TEAM HAS MORE PROBLEMS THAN WHO WILL BE THE STARTING QUARTERBACK.

Comment by Pitt Dreamer 09.23.17 @ 2:55 pm

Well, as Franklin said, playing Pitt is like playing Akron. Fortunately the OT win against Youngstown State avoids a winless season. Something to build on.

Comment by 66Goat 09.23.17 @ 2:58 pm

ROC2, our defense is ok???? GT scored 35 points today. Every team has young players on it, its the nature of the 4 year cycle. Ours are not talented enough to compete period. That along with 3rd rate coaches and this is what you produce.

Comment by Pitt Dreamer 09.23.17 @ 2:59 pm

Does Pitt give refunds to season ticket holders, do not want to go anymore and watch this garbage?

Comment by Pitt Dreamer 09.23.17 @ 3:01 pm

Meanwhile, the Guy who couldn’t recruit, couldn’t dress… and couldn’t talk… sits in Madison with his UNDEFEATED TOP TEN Badgers.

Comment by PittofDreams 09.23.17 @ 4:01 pm

These Pitt Fanatics REALLY know their football.

Comment by PittofDreams 09.23.17 @ 4:03 pm

Embarrassing in year 3 of Narduzzi. Meanwhile Creepy Valley is thriving just barely removed from one of the most horrific college football scandals ever. There is no karma.

Comment by Coach Ditka 09.23.17 @ 4:52 pm

Here’s a TIP for the Duzz-Man…

You might want to think about BANNING the Press for Warm-ups and not just Practices.

That might do the trick!

Comment by PittofDreams 09.23.17 @ 4:59 pm

I watched Alabama after our latest fiasco and am convinced the Alabama freshmen could beat Pitt next week.

Comment by JLE 09.23.17 @ 7:37 pm

Not any fun to even watch this team – yet i still do.
POD – maybe ban the press from watching games, too.

Comment by Gasman 09.24.17 @ 8:30 am

GT Coach says they can’t afford to make 4 turnovers against a good team. Says a lot.

Comment by 66Goat 09.24.17 @ 8:35 am

Pitt is not a good team.

Comment by Pitt Dreamer 09.24.17 @ 3:41 pm

I’ve given up. If the BoT doesnt care, why should I?

Comment by TX Panther 09.24.17 @ 4:16 pm

Poor offensive line play,QBs, dropped balls by receivers RBs like Hall that go nowhere time after time wrong calls for Ollison and an OC that can’t tie his shoes and chew gum at the same time and can’t call plays to suit his personnel. A defense that started out ok but never stopped up the dive play. That’s on the DC.It is a vicious cycle and it starts with the schools lack of investment. Our coaches compensation packages are at the bottom of the barrel of the 140 d1 programs!!!!! We were out coached in this game again. With performances like this you can not recruit and the downward spiral continues.Without special teams and defense our offense has averaged about 8 points per game. We will finish 1/ 11 this year I am sure because I have seen all our opponents play at this time.

Comment by Pitt60 09.24.17 @ 9:33 pm

Joe Morehead Penn State Offensive Coordinator will become the new head coach at Pitt.

Comment by Pitt Dreamer 09.24.17 @ 11:49 pm

Gut the athletic administrators and use the savings to go for coaches. Take a look at the School Athletic department’s web site and look at how many administrators they have on the payroll. Its insane. The AD has hired her former personnel from her last position. “Assistants AD’s , Senior Associate AD’s ” etc. Good God we are in the millions when it comes to administrators. Again, put that money to good use in hiring good coaches and assistants.

Comment by Pitt Dreamer 09.24.17 @ 11:54 pm

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