My Fellow Pitt Fans – I’m going to try to post up one of these “look back” articles, with an embedded audio recording of a dramatic reading of some articles and other media bits, on a weekly basis. If you have ever heard of, or read, the really good coffee table book “The Pitt Football Vault” then you know that is is just full of every detail imaginable pertaining to our football history and traditions. It was written by the Post-Gazette’s Sam Sciullo Jr and covers from the 1890s through the 2007 season.
What I’ll try to do is start at the beginning of our program’s history and do one or two pieces on each decade, interspersed with other biographical pieces on some of our superstar players…. like Tino Sunseri. These take only a small bit of time and effort so I’ll try to be regular with them.
We’ll see how it goes. Forgive the small mistakes, I’m getting better as time goes by.
Here is an audio recording of Sport’s Illustrated article on the 42-14 win over FSU to get to 5-0 on the 1981 season. I like this piece because of the similarities between the defense then under Sherrill and Foge Fazio and our current defense under Narduzzi and Josh Conklin. We aren’t as successful statistically but the pressure concept is quite alike.