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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:12 pm

A lot of things need to go right for Pitt to have a decent season. Here is how I see each unit right now...

QB - Obviously it's frightening that Savage hasn't thrown a pass since 2010. The talent is there though, and we saw what Chryst and company did with Tino in terms of making better decisions and cutting down on his INT's, so it is possible that TS has a very serviceable year.

RB - Tons of questions here. The loss of Shell and Bennett's injury have crushed any depth that they had. Hopefully Bennett's injury isn't too serious and they can get some contributions from Conner. From what it sounds like, Conner would start if they played FSU today.

TE - Hands down the best unit on the offensive side of the ball. They can give defenses fits with a 3 TE set of Holtz, Garner, and Orndoff since all of them came get open down field.

WR- After Street, there are a lot of questions. It is pretty surprising that none of the upper classmen (such as Tinker, Weatherspoon) have seized the opportunity to take the other starting spot. On the other hand, it is promising that Boyd has beaten everyone else out and is currently getting the most reps opposite of Street. Like we all had hoped when he signed at Pitt, it appears that he is going to be special. Imagine if Pitt had landed both Foster and Boyd. An empty set consisting of Street, Foster, Boyd, Holtz, and Garner would have been fun to watch.

OL - Lots of inexperience and question marks, but I have faith in what Hueber can do with these guys. Bisnowaty appears to be a star in the making, and Clemmings has done well making the transition from the defensive side of the ball. It will be interesting to see if Dorian Johnson plays this year, or if he red-shirts. I would guess barring injury, he takes a RS.

DL - Donald and Ezell should be beasts in the middle, but they need production from Murphy and Durham at the ends. They really cant afford to lose Donald or Ezell though, as all of their depth behind them are true or RS freshman.

Linebackers - I expect them to be better than any group that Pitt has had in a while. Gordon is solid in the middle. Gonzalez shouldnt make you notice him in a bad way. Looks like Bam Bradley is pushing for playing time at the other outside spot. I would think that Thomas will earn his way back into the starting lineup over Bradley, and that will give this unit a huge boost. Plus, you have Ejuan Price, who is lining up at end now, but I would guess will be on the field during all passing downs as a hybrid DE/OLB pass rusher.

Secondary - Love Pitts, Williams, and Hendricks. I think the three of them are good enough to cover up for how slow Vinopal is. Trenton Coles has had a good camp, and is in line to be the 5th defensive back. The nice thing about this unit is that Pitts and Williams are so good one on one, it should allow House to blitz more linebackers and defensive backs since the two of them rarely need help covering.

Special Teams - From what I have read, Chris Blewitt has the leg to be one heck of a college kicker. Though Lieutenant Dan is an upgrade over Kevin Harper. Still, it is pretty fitting that Pitt has a kicker named Blewitt.

I am guessing they will finish somewhere between 5-7 and 7-5.
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:22 pm

7-5 would be fantastical.

jp holtz is going to be a beastoid. has the chance to be this gentleman's favorite pitt super panther since scott mckillop
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby canaan on Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:02 pm

anybody going to pitt/fsu?
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby ulf on Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:11 pm

I'll be there
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:15 pm

this gentleman will be there
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby columbia on Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:21 pm

This bozo will be on the couch and drinking beer.
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:50 pm

I'll be there.
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby the wicked child on Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:03 pm

My prediction for Pitt's season?
Spoiler:
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby canaan on Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:59 pm

well have to meet up for a lgpbeer then. cool.
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:03 pm

canaan wrote:well have to meet up for a lgpbeer then. cool.


everyone but nan
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby canaan on Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:08 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:
canaan wrote:well have to meet up for a lgpbeer then. cool.


everyone but nan

does nan's old lady let him out of the house?
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:15 pm

nan has been a pitt season ticket holder (aka glutton for punishment) for quite some time now. but old age and women and babies may force him out of his pitt habit.
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby canaan on Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:17 pm

i stand corrected.
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby Kovy27 on Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:32 pm

canaan wrote:anybody going to pitt/fsu?


I'll be down there....Can't wait.
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby Rocco on Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:25 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:7-5 would be fantastical.

jp holtz is going to be a beastoid. has the chance to be this gentleman's favorite pitt super panther since scott mckillop


One of those wins will be against VT. Thanfully VT will be so bad this year that Pitt won't be ruining anything.
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby ulf on Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:36 am

Rocco wrote:
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:7-5 would be fantastical.

jp holtz is going to be a beastoid. has the chance to be this gentleman's favorite pitt super panther since scott mckillop


One of those wins will be against VT. Thanfully VT will be so bad this year that Pitt won't be ruining anything.

I'm going.. So it's safe to assume VT will win after Pitt Pitts like they did when I went to South Bend last year
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby Rocco on Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:16 pm

The NCAA knows how to make people like them.

http://www.sbnation.com/college-footbal ... ligibility
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby tjand72 on Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:28 pm

Rocco wrote:The NCAA knows how to make people like them.

http://www.sbnation.com/college-footbal ... ligibility


It was loosely organized and generally just for fun, but since the teams had uniforms and referees, the association characterized it as organized competition, and a by-law forces student athletes who don't play college sports immediately after high school to sit out a year for every year or organized competition they play before arriving at school.


So, if a kid graduates from high school and plays in a local flag-football or pick-up hockey league before going to college, he has to sit out a year?

Makes complete sense.
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby schreibdog on Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:26 pm

I'll be at the Pitt/FSU game...looking to get 1 or 2 parking passes for the event. Anyone know how I could get them? Or are there any private lots that allow tailgating? We've had trouble finding anything (1 on Craig's List and that's about it).
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:36 am

schreibdog wrote:I'll be at the Pitt/FSU game...looking to get 1 or 2 parking passes for the event. Anyone know how I could get them? Or are there any private lots that allow tailgating? We've had trouble finding anything (1 on Craig's List and that's about it).


If available, single-game parking may be available for purchase. For more information, please contact the Panthers Ticket Office at 1-800-643-PITT (7488) or visit pittsburghpanthers.com/tickets.
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby schreibdog on Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:44 pm

Thanks KtK. We didn't have any luck that route, but did find a new pass on Craig's List this morning and picked it up.
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby newarenanow on Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:50 pm

canaan wrote:
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:
canaan wrote:well have to meet up for a lgpbeer then. cool.


everyone but nan

does nan's old lady let him out of the house?


Ha. I missed this last week.

Yes, I am still a season ticket holder. I also still go on roadtrips for Pitt. I don't know why, we just lose, but it's fun.

And F you kenny!
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:53 pm

any roadtrips on the slate for mr. nan this year?

this gentleman is tenatively slated for va tech and navy.
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby newarenanow on Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:21 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:any roadtrips on the slate for mr. nan this year?

this gentleman is tenatively slated for va tech and navy.


GT is on the top of the list this year.

Did Navy a few years ago. If you never been there, it is awesome.
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Re: 2013 LGP College Football Thread

Postby tjand72 on Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:25 pm

Rocco wrote:The NCAA knows how to make people like them.
http://www.sbnation.com/college-footbal ... ligibility


NCAA backed down after outcry. He's allowed to play.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/sto ... ue-raiders
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