Pitt Spring Practice #8 March 31, 2015
One of the more interesting developments of Spring Camp is the continuing battle for a starting LB spot between Bradley and Mike Caprara. Not too many of us fans would have thought that would be a main issue for discussion during these practices. Again, legit depth chart movement or motivational tool? It may well be the this defensive minded staff sees what the last staff didn’t, at least as far as the personnel goes. Let’s hope this is the case and we truly get the best 11 guys on the field.
Also, there is a lot of hair pulling regarding 3* Safety Tony Butler who committed to PITT last week then promptly went on recruiting trips to OSU and Michigan. From the link: Pittsburgh commit visiting: Michigan will host Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward safety Tony Butler on Thursday. He committed to Pittsburgh recently, but has planned to visit Michigan for several weeks. His former high school coach, Rick Finotti, was recently hired by the Wolverines as director of football operations
Onto the actual practice stuff…
Coach Pat Narduzzi impressions on practice No. 8:
Video: Coach Pat Narduzzi
“Day eight was pretty good. We talked about adversity today, just fighting through adversity. The defense won the scrimmage the other day but it didn’t look like the offense punched back. If I punch you, you get punched back on the field. Today we talked about fighting for what you want. If you lose a period, there’s another period to come back and do it.
I thought our guys did a heck of a job. One of the best practices we’ve had so far where the guys are punching back and not taking it. Sometimes you think they’re beat today and they don’t think they can finish the practice. I’m really excited about what we did today.”