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Panther Hollow: Donald, D-Line Seek Self-Improvement

By Abbey Way and Matt Popchock
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PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Junior defensive lineman Aaron Donald told the media on the South Side this week that the Pitt defensive line needs to work on communication in order to work out of their early-season hole.

“It’s people not being were they’re supposed to. It’s all about communication…we know we’ve got to pick it up,” Donald explained.

The six-foot, 275-pounder has more to worry about than most others on the defensive line. He acknowledges he’s been getting double-teamed a lot…but he’ll never complain about it.

“That’s not an excuse. I still need to get off the ball and make plays to help the team to get off [the field] on third down,” Donald said.

He thinks the team is getting better each week and he often talks to the younger players about just feeling comfortable with themselves. He expects a big game Saturday from the Panthers (0-2), and tough competition from the No. 13 Hokies (1-0, 2-0):

Kickoff between Pitt and Virginia Tech will be at noon Saturday, and you can hear all the action live from Heinz Field on your flagship home of Pitt football, SportsRadio 93.7 The Fan.

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