This is the first of a multiple part series on how the 2014 PITT football season unfolded over the last five months. This first article will address the actual games of the season themselves.
None of us fans were jumping up and down about our final won/loss record after PITT’s 2014 regular season ended last Saturday, even though we did win on an upbeat note. We finished the season 6-6 which replicates our records from 2011, 2012 & 2013. PITT is nothing if not consistent.
Right now we are waiting to see if the mysterious Bowl selection process will choose us to play in a post-season game. Chances are we will and that, if it happens, gives us fans a bit more football to look forward to and talk about. Also, and maybe most importantly, it could give us a shot at another 7-6 full season record.
However, right now, just after the regular season finishes, is a good time to cast our eyes and thoughts back to the pre-season, the month of fall training camp, and on through our regular season play to see if what we previously thought and hoped would happen, did happen… or not.
Let’s take a look at what transpired between August 2nd when it all really began to come together for this year’s season and November 29th when we ended the year with a convincing win at Miami. There are a million things to talk about but I’ll limit the topics to the season, the team and the team’s individual units, the staff and the football program over all. Let’s look at the season’s games first…