Just a bit bland.
Did not expect this when the schedule for spring practice would be announced.
Pitt has canceled its annual spring football game.
Coach Paul Chryst said Thursday that he believes finishing spring drills with a regular practice will be better for his team.
“The thinking behind that is to get one more good work day out of (the players),” he said. “Most if not every spring game you end up really sacrificing a lot.
“These days are really valuable for us. I’m not in a hurry to get through spring ball, and I want to maximize every day with it.”
Spring practice will include the NCAA-limit of 15 practice sessions, beginning March 16. The final session is scheduled for April 13. All practices will be held at UPMC Sports Performance Complex on the South Side on the outdoor fields or at the indoor facility.
Is there a large element of truth to this? Absolutely. Coach Chryst has, at best, shown antipathy for the Blue-Gold Scrimmage. It has been clear that as a coach he sees it as a waste of valuable practice time. Decrying at the end of the scrimmage how they need more practice and wishes for more time.