Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby canaan on Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:47 pm

Sure we're. Imagine all the things Tressel promised them and paid for. My brother got recruited by him when he was there and said he was a scumbag/shady character.
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby Lt. Dish on Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:27 pm

Oh yeah, those '90s YSU teams put Tressel on OSU's radar, for sure.
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby Chefpatrick871 on Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:06 am

canaan wrote:Sure we're. Imagine all the things Tressel promised them and paid for. My brother got recruited by him when he was there and said he was a scumbag/shady character.

Jim Tressel can't hear you he has two of his championship rings in his ears. 8-)
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby jimjom on Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:56 am

I chirped some guy at halftime-"how's Montana this year?"
Then I ate crow nachos. Figuratively.

Couldn't help but tell their fans good game post game.
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:24 am

Chefpatrick871 wrote:
canaan wrote:Sure we're. Imagine all the things Tressel promised them and paid for. My brother got recruited by him when he was there and said he was a scumbag/shady character.

Jim Tressel can't hear you he has two of his championship rings in his ears. 8-)

I thought he sold those rings for a tramp stamp tatoo. I hear it's a butterfly.
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:00 am

At least PSU/Pitt fans can both hate Jim Tressel.
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby Troy Loney on Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:13 am

Is NAN on suicide watch?
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby Rocco on Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:29 am

So, about that ACC invite...
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby canaan on Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:46 am

Chefpatrick871 wrote:
canaan wrote:Sure we're. Imagine all the things Tressel promised them and paid for. My brother got recruited by him when he was there and said he was a scumbag/shady character.

Jim Tressel can't hear you he has two of his championship rings in his ears. 8-)

...for now :)
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby ulf on Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:58 am

only 1 win against 1-AA teams can count towards bowl eligibility, and Pitt plays 2 this year (thanks wvu). so if we beat gardner webb (could you imagine if they lost that too? lol) then the ysu game doesn't matter! right?
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby Chefpatrick871 on Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:01 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:At least PSU/Pitt fans can both hate Jim Tressel.

Image
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby DudeMan2766 on Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:03 pm

Chefpatrick871 wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:At least PSU/Pitt fans can both hate Jim Tressel.

Image


lol you used a my little pony type "Haters gonna hate" when I said how much I despise Myer and Ohio State. Seems a weird choice to defend your college football team :o
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby Chefpatrick871 on Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:08 pm

Wasn't aware I had to pick a situation specific haters gonna hate.
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby Rocco on Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:23 pm

The Big East still has your back, Pitt.

Nick Carparelli ‏@NickCarparelli
The #BigEast will be a better football conference on the field next year than it has ever been!


He's the 2nd in command of the Big East.
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby Stoosh on Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:23 pm

I was in Erie all day yesterday visiting family and with no access to radio, I was reduced to Twitter and text updates from friends who were at the game. Sadly, a bunch of us all agreed on the same notion - we weren't really surprised. Very disappointed as the realization sunk in that this could be a long year, but not necessarily surprised.

A qualifier for me, at least...

I think Chryst is the right hire for Pitt. He was around a very good Wisconsin program for a long time and was instrumental enough in building an offense there that could very well be built here.

Coming home last night and listening to the post-game show, subsequent reactions and then reading the posts over at sites like PittBlather.com, I was happy to see the "Fire Chryst" crap kept to a minimum. Even if this season turns out to be a disaster, making this five coaches in four seasons serves only to heap more ridicule on this program. Chryst was brought to stabilize the program after two-plus years of turmoil. It's more about the long-term than it is this final year in the Big East (and Mr. Carparelli has plenty there to worry about there without taking cheap shots at Syracuse and Pitt via Twitter).


But yesterday showcases the unique element of college football. There is no preseason. There’s no way to measure yourself against someone else until you start playing games that count immediately.

We take what we can glean from a glorified scrimmage played in the spring, preseason magazines and some camp reports from beat writers (who are not seeing this roster hit players from another roster). We fill in gaps on our own, using best guesses from arbitrary things like “star rankings” and “returning starters” and kind of guess where the team is going to be.

But until that first game, we have absolutely no idea what to really expect. We have no idea how these kids will really fit into the system, or in this case with a new coach, what the system will even look like. And as we’ve seen, this holds true even when coaches and players ARE familiar (see the Bowling Green loss a few years back under Wanny).

So I think when we see a game like this, it may help hammer home some very ugly potential realities about this team. Namely, this is may very well be what the culmination of “three coaches in two years” looks like.

That’s not necessarily Chryst’s fault, as he can’t help what happened with Wannstedt, Haywood and Graham.

And that’s not necessarily the players’ fault, either. This is a roster made up of kids who signed on between 2008 and 2010, and couldn't have possibly anticipated what would transpire with the coaching staff.

MOST of these players were too young to contribute to a 2010 team that underachieved, costing that head coach his job as he lost control of the program. MOST of these players that joined or stuck by the program in 2011 put their faith and football futures in the hands of a man who turned out to be the personification of the worst parts of this “industry”.

And most of those players who played in this game today didn’t have the luxury of the same “lateral” transfer that Graham exploited. So they stuck by at this level, trying to make it work under a third coach, in most cases, the second of which did not recruit them.

None of this excuses a loss by two TD's at home to Youngstown State. There's no way that should happen...not with the pedigree of players that Pitt does have on its roster.

But I wonder how much of this was the manifestation of two years of lost recruiting, stunted development of kids in the program, etc.
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:27 am

awesome weekend. lots of fun to be had. great entertaining football. yet another reminder why pitt football season tickets eare a 100% excellent investment year after year.
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby columbia on Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:35 am

My sense is that KtK might crack by mid-season, if something positive doesn't happen on the field.
Who could blame him?
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:50 am

columbia wrote:My sense is that KtK might crack by mid-season, if something positive doesn't happen on the field.
Who could blame him?


negative. the reaction to this loss was more or less apathy. thats much healther than the cinci loss a few years back (depression) or the past two WVU losses (anger and disgust) or the graham to ASU move (dumbfounded). during the 3rd quarter, kenny the kangaroo was kinda like, eff this, tommorow morning kenny the kangaroo is gonna go fish, so this really dont matter.
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:33 am

Huge game for Pitt tomorrow. They haven't had much success vs Cincy recently, and that worries me. I don't see them beating Va Tech, so 0-3 is a real possibility.

Hopefully they come out with a chip on their shoulder tomorrow after the beating they took on Saturday.
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:36 am

the optimist says that since this defense in so young, we can hope that they (quickly) learn from their mistakes in the ysu game.

the pessimist says that its pitt, ergo, they lose.

it will be hard to swallow that the river city trophy may forever remain in the hands of the bearcats.
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby newarenanow on Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:34 pm

Troy Loney wrote:Is NAN on suicide watch?


No. We are going to win the BIg East this year.
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby newarenanow on Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:36 pm

Rocco wrote:The Big East still has your back, Pitt.

Nick Carparelli ‏@NickCarparelli
The #BigEast will be a better football conference on the field next year than it has ever been!


He's the 2nd in command of the Big East.


The funny part, his incoming teams went 1-6 this weekend and had 2 loses against FCS teams.
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby newarenanow on Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:36 pm

Rocco wrote:So, about that ACC invite...


This is why FSu and Clemson are going to the Big XII. :pop:
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby npv708 on Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:41 pm

I say count it as a lost year, trade all the veterans and rebuild through the draft.
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Re: Official 2012-13 Pitt Football Thread

Postby newarenanow on Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:43 pm

npv708 wrote:I say count it as a lost year, trade all the veterans and rebuild through the draft.


I think Pitt should fire the coach after every loss and see how many coaches we can rack up in a 24 month period.
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