PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — If anything, the hire of Pitt football coach Todd Graham has excited fans for a new, high-octane offense that should put tons of points on the scoreboard.
Media day would have been a waste without talking to at least a few players about their conditioning levels and grasp on the offensive playbook. I stopped to talk with quarterback Tino Sunseri, running back Ray Graham and wide receiver Cam Saddler to get their thoughts as training camp begins.
Sunseri spent time at the ‘Manning Passing Academy’ over the summer, which he says was a big help to his development. So was the individual time he put in during the summer.
Going off the experience of a full season as starter, here’s what Sunseri had to say Monday afternoon…
Sunseri will be focal point for the Panthers offense in 2011, but a very close second will be running back Ray Graham.
Graham will be Pitt’s feature back in 2011 and presents his coaches with a lot of options, as he’s a valuable candidate to both run and catch. After a strong 2010 season, he’s expected to put up even bigger numbers this year.
Considering his coach, Todd Graham, said he expects him to be the best back in the country, Ray’s got a chance at a big year. Here’s what he had to say about the upcoming season and his coach’s high praise.
As for the passing game, Pitt has the benefit of two tall receivers on the corners in Mike Shanahan and Devin Street. They’ve also got a shifty slot option in Cam Saddler, who will see time as a returner as well.
He sounded as excited as any player on the team Monday…
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