posted in the thread Watson by Cap8752 on the Message Board 7 days ago
RE: Watson
I agree with you 100%

Watson is really a liability at this point. Very boring offense that's very predictable. Smash mouth offense works at Pitt but we still need some semblance of a air-attack.

I miss Walt Harris' offense. I wasnt a big fan of Tom Freeman as OL coach but his offense was perfect for Pitt at the time.

Defensively, the biggest issues I see are:
1) Pass Rush
2) LBers - not tough enough, take poor angles and miss too many tackles.

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started a new thread on the Message Board 17 days ago
Watson
Well didn’t expect to win. Have to be able to throw for more than 8 yards. I can’t believe I actually typed 8 yards. Beyond embarrassing in 2018 for a non-triple option team.

First, hard to put all of the blame on Pickett. He didn’t have time to set most of the game without running for his life. I think he was spooked from the first series.

Watson has got to go. Nothing personal, but he probably makes more than 400 grand to call the offense. You can say, “well then ran for 492 yards etc.” for a game or whatever.

But what could Pitt achieve with a balanced attack?? Probably more than 7 wins.

I think the defense played ok. From the football that I’ve coached and played, when your defense is on the field for the majority of the game (See Clemson, Penn State, Notre Dame, UCF) it’s hard to stop offenses the whole game. Can’t win games 7-3 in 2018 versus the Power 5.

I digress. Love Pitt. I think Narduzzi is the guy. Let’s keep him and build off this season with a new offensive coordinator. Hail to Pitt.

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started a new thread on the Message Board 19 days ago
Pitt-Clemson Predictions
Unfortunately, I don't see Pitt partying like it's 2016 after this one. Clemson is just too talented for Pitt to keep up. They may be able to hang for a half or even 3 quarters, but Clemson will pull away in the end. I'm predicting a final score of 38-17.

Share your thoughts!

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started a new thread on the Message Board 22 days ago
Pitt vs Clemson
Great season Pitt fans - win or lose saturday. I just hope put up a fight.

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started a new thread on the Message Board 27 days ago
Pitt-Miami Score Predictions
Hate to do it, but I think Pitt's got a let-down coming against the Hurricanes. Miami gets revenge and beats Pitt 31-21.

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started a new thread on the Message Board 27 days ago
Happy Thanksgiving!
This year I'm thankful for the opportunity to watch the Pitt football team play, not one, but two additional post-season games!

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started a new thread on the Message Board 34 days ago
Pitt-Wake Forest Predictions
Pitt RBs are going to have another field day against Wake Forest's porous rush defense. The defense will do enough to slow down the Demon Deacon's receivers. Pitt wins 45-30.

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started a new thread on the Message Board 34 days ago
Central Arkansas Bears vs. Pittsburgh Panthers Live
Link: LIVE ZONE [online stream+TV]

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started a new thread on the Message Board 37 days ago
DreamBackfield's staff will be at the Wake Forest game
Big time game with the Coastal division on the line....

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posted in the thread VT fan here - attending the game this weekend - question inside by PF on the Message Board 41 days ago
Thanks for the info. I'm expecting Pitt to win
VT has not been playing well this year, but I'm hoping for a turn around :)

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posted in the thread VT fan here - attending the game this weekend - question inside by PF on the Message Board 41 days ago
Thanks for the info

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started a new thread on the Message Board 41 days ago
Pitt-VT Predictions
Huge game this weekend for Pitt against Virginia Tech! How do you see it playing out?

I think the Pitt RBs are going to have a field day against VTs weak Rush Defense. However, VT QB Ryan Willis will also be able to exploit Pitt's secondary at times. I see Pitt hanging on 31-27.

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posted in the thread VT fan here - attending the game this weekend - question inside by PF on the Message Board 41 days ago
Parking/Transportation
The lots closest to the stadium are all pass lots for season ticket holders, but there are various public lots all over the North Shore that aren't too far of a walk from the stadium. The lot I park in for every game is about a 10-15 minute walk from the stadium and costs $25.

If you don't want to deal with parking, you can of course also Uber/Lyft to and from the game. It also may not hurt to see if there is a shuttle running to the stadium from your hotel if you don't want to do any of that.

If you have any other questions or concerns, just ask and I hope you enjoy your visit to Pittsburgh (though not too much!)

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posted in the thread VT fan here - attending the game this weekend - question inside by PF on the Message Board 42 days ago
Welcome
Welcome back to Pittsburgh. CMU is a great institution- impresssive.

As far as parking goes— this is really your call. You will find parking around the stadium for around 40$ if I remember correctly. One thing I would suggest normally to out of towners is park at the Rivers Casino; however, since your daughter may not be 21 she won’t be able to get in and out.

However, driving can be very confusing around the city... My best suggestion would be to use Uber to go from your hotel to the game. If you’ve never used Uber your daughter may have since she’s in college. That way you don’t have to worry about parking.

Safe travels

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started a new thread on the Message Board 44 days ago
VT fan here - attending the game this weekend - question inside
Hi

My daughter is in her first year at CMU, so I am heading up for a visit this weekend and am attending the Pitt/VT game. We are staying at a hotel near the Pitt and CMU campuses. I am looking for some advice on getting to or parking at Hines Field for the game.

I appreciate any info

Thanks

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posted in the thread Huge Pitt win at Virginia! by Rob Salerno on the Message Board 45 days ago
RE: H2P
i expect 35K tops. Pittsburghers will always find an excuse to not show up. Sadly.

Game Time: 330pm ESPNU

If doesn't win this one, we don't deserve the Coastal.

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posted in the thread Huge Pitt win at Virginia! by Rob Salerno on the Message Board 46 days ago
H2P
Huge win! Defense played great other than that communication bust. Looked like corner thought they were in Cov 2 with safety help—-never know who’s fault it is.

Gotta get Ollie 100% this week to get that 1-2 punch.

I expect a good crowd, Rob, you?

Also wonder when the game will be announced.

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started a new thread on the Message Board 47 days ago
Huge Pitt win at Virginia!
Wow what a win, Pitt! Despite the absurd BS targeting call in the first half.

Onto Va Tech next week - will be a huge test

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started a new thread on the Message Board 47 days ago
Live
Link: LIVE ZONE [online stream+TV]

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started a new thread on the Message Board 47 days ago
Pitt wins the toss, UVA to receive to begin the game!

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posted in the thread Great win vs Duke but UVA will be huge by Rob Salerno on the Message Board 48 days ago
Pitt
Good points. It’s also his first full season so I think Pitt fans still have to remember that—hopefully gets better and better.

What’s your prediction for the Pitt UVA game?

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posted in the thread Great win vs Duke but UVA will be huge by Rob Salerno on the Message Board 50 days ago
RE: Pickett
No, the depth behind Pickett is scary. I dont think Pitt is prepared to even try a different QB right now. Its looking like Pickett's the guy for at least the next season and half.

If Beville or Patti step up somehow in spring ball - they might have a shot eventually but Pickett would have to fold like DiNucci did.

Pickett has reduced the turnovers. Thats very good. He's not a game changer with his arm but he did give us some very important runs against Duke.

Then again, his arm beat Duke on the last drive. So you never know...

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posted in the thread Great win vs Duke but UVA will be huge by Rob Salerno on the Message Board 51 days ago
Pickett
Rob is there any concern about Pickett’s accuracy amongst the staff? I know he went down and won Pitt the game, but he didn’t throw well consistently.

Thoughts?

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posted in the thread Great win vs Duke but UVA will be huge by Rob Salerno on the Message Board 51 days ago
Pitt vs UVA
Ollie is fine. Perkins, the QB for the Hoos, is very talented. A 5 star recruit.

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posted in the thread Great win vs Duke but UVA will be huge by Rob Salerno on the Message Board 52 days ago
Pitt UVA
Don’t know much about uva. Haven’t seen one game of them. But we gotta feel good about our running game. Can’t wait for Friday.

I didn’t see any injury update with Ollison. Hamstring?

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