PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The first major storyline of Pitt football training camp mushroomed into a surprising development Wednesday, when head coach Paul Chryst announced “Will” (weak side) linebacker Todd Thomas has left the Panthers.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — College newcomers are always told to watch out for “the freshman 15,” and we’ve got a Freshman 15 you’ll definitely want to keep an eye on–but for entirely different reasons.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Last year the Panthers relied heavily upon the contributions of underclassmen for an effective pass defense. Safety Jason Hendricks, coming off a stellar redshirt junior season that earned him Preseason All-ACC honors, expects the approaching campaign to be no different.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Ask any Pitt fan to name the team’s most indispensable player–which our own Chris Peak did not long ago–and, chances are, defensive tackle Aaron Donald will be named without much hesitation. But linebacker Todd Thomas can’t be far behind.
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PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Devin Street can be seen on the front of this year’s Athlon Sports ACC football preview magazine. Nowadays, when it comes to “covering” the redshirt senior, that’s about as easy as it gets.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — It is not always a bad thing when a player goes unnoticed. Aaron Donald must take that to heart, because, even as he continues to draw national attention, his focus, evidently, continues to sharpen.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Perhaps the only certainty in Paul Chryst’s offense right now is the leadership of Devin Street, but on Wednesday he shored up his receiving corps beyond Street’s final collegiate season.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Paul Chryst is navigating Pitt through a time of both great excitement and great uncertainty, coming off another disappointing finish and coming into the powerful Atlantic Coast Conference, but you can count at least one Big East-era Panther legend among the undaunted.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — An era that didn’t really last long enough for any of us to fully appreciate it has ended at the University of Pittsburgh.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — It was a performance to be remembered, though not necessarily a performance to be replicated.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — One of the most common knocks against Jamie Dixon is he doesn’t think outside his own metaphorical box, insisting all the basketball world’s problems can be solved by simply boxing out. Imagine the surprise of his critics when, together, he and the Panthers did both.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Is it heretical for me to say I’m more excited about the future of Pitt football than I am about that of men’s basketball?
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — National Letter of Intent Day for major college football was a good one for Pitt, especially when Tyler Boyd joined its 27-man recruiting class, and fellow WPIAL superstar Dorian Johnson, another incoming Panther, saw it coming.
CLAIRTON (93-7 THE FAN) — When Clairton senior Tyler Boyd signed his letter of intent Wednesday morning, Paul Chryst officially got an out-of-this-world local talent. In fact, it sounds like Chryst is willing to go outside his own world to best utilize that talent.