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June 27, 2015
by Jerry DiPaola


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Voytik gets chance to show off his growth to the Mannings

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Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik is growing in ways far beyond the extra 5 pounds he has added this off-season.
Voytik will be among 40 FBS quarterbacks invited to the Manning Passing Academy, a prestigious quarterback school run by Peyton and Eli Manning. Organizers refused to release the names of the college quarterbacks who will be in attendance July 9-12 — Voytik said his buddy Gunner Kiel of Cincinnati is one of them — but they come from every Power 5 conference and several others.
There will be 125 staff members, including the Mannings (who live and eat with the campers) and several other NFL players offering instruction to 1,000 young players.
Meanwhile, Voytik and teammates are organizing off-season workouts at the Pitt practice fields (coaches aren’t allowed to be there if a football is in use), and he said attendance has been excellent.
Voytik said he hopes to pick up skills of all sorts at the camp, especially at the leadership seminars. He said he wants to learn the proper way to light a fire under teammates, something at which Peyton Manning excels.
Voytik has a lot going for him — he’s strong, smart, eager to learn and determined to turn Pitt into a winner. Plus, he was an effective quarterback in the second half of last season. He said he has picked up a little something from each of the four Pitt quarterbacks coaches he’s been around since he was recruited by Todd Graham and Todd Dodge in 2011.
What’s it mean? Hey, that’s why they play the games.

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June 26, 2015
by Jerry DiPaola


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Fans, media welcome Barnes’ transparency

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When Pitt athletic director Scott Barnes told a group of reporters he had a 2 1/2-hour meeting with Pat Narduzzi last week, I didn’t expect Barnes to reveal any details.
Wrong!
There’s a new sheriff in town, and what a refreshing change.
Most top-level officials, either at a university or in the NFL, like to keep matters in-house. But when I asked Barnes what he talked about with his football coach, he was quick to answer with an interesting tidbit.
Seems one of the things Narduzzi wants is the ability for the coaching staff to utilize charter flights during recruiting trips to increase efficiency and reduce wasted time. Anyone who has traveled on a commercial flight knows how much time can be wasted waiting in airports.
College coaches are almost always busy juggling multiple duties. It’s important for them to get back to the office as quickly as possible after visiting a recruit.
Barnes said that’s a simple request that can be funded through donations. The man came to Pitt with the knack for building a successful athletic program with the help of benevolent donors. At Pitt, he won’t be shy about asking for help.
Barnes said big donors want to see more transparency and a clearer vision for the future. Looks like he plans to do that, and not just by getting donors involved. He said the Panther Fans Experience Committee, which already has 350 applicants for 20 positions, will include season-ticket holders, corporate donors, single-game buyers and students, who usually don’t have any money to give (after tuition).
Among Barnes’ talents is his ability to ask for money and make friends at the same time. Not many can pull that off.

During his 41-minute meeting with reporters, Barnes was asked if he has learned the words to “Sweet Caroline.”
“That’s a pretty good tradition,” he said of the Neil Diamond song that is traditionally played between the third and fourth quarters at Heinz Field. “We just need to keep the students there after we sing it.”
He’s already aware of the other tradition — students getting up and leaving after the final note. (Something I never understood when the game is over by mid-afternoon.)
He also mentioned that some attendance figures he has seen suggest there are more students at games at Heinz Field than there were at Pitt Stadium — an assertion often mentioned by former AD Steve Pederson.

Not surprisingly, the Tyler Boyd question came up, and Barnes didn’t duck it.
He said he spoke to 70 incoming freshman student-athletes Sunday night, and gave them a dose of reality, collegiate-style.
“We talked about responsibility,” he said “Yes, you will be held to higher standards as student-athletes because more eyes are on you. We want to recruit good character and sometimes good character makes poor decisions.
“But all in all, it’s incredibly important to me that our coaches have high expectations for our student athletes. In turn, the student-athletes have high expectations for themselves and are accountable for their mistakes.”
He said the decision for any potential punishment for Boyd, who is facing DUI charges in Jefferson Hills, will be Narduzzi’s to make. But Barnes said he reserves the right to review and adjust any discipline handed down by one of his coaches.

A couple of recruiting notes: Maurice Ffrench of New Brunswick, N.J., tweeted Thursday night that he made a verbal commitment to Narduzzi. He would be the seventh committed player in Pitt’s Class of 2016.
Ffrench, 6-0, 180, plays cornerback and slotback at New Brunswick where he totaled 1,500 yards rushing and receiving and six interceptions. He has offers from Army, Buffalo, Central Connecticut State and Villanova.
Also, Ruben Flowers, a four-star wide receiver from Lima, Ohio, will announce a decision Friday. He lists Pitt as one of his final choices, with Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky and Cincinnati.
Lima coach Mike Fell said Flowers brings the physical presence to the wide receiver position, despite a 6-4, 185-pound frame.
“He is very, very physical for a high school kid,” Fell said. “It’s very hard for them to tackle him. He’s a good blocker, too.”
Rivals.com ranks Flowers 50th in the nation among wide receivers.

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June 4, 2015
by Jerry DiPaola


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It’s a big weekend for football camps

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High school football prospects looking for world-class instruction can’t go wrong choosing between camps scheduled this weekend for the South Side and Imperial.
Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi resumes his camp schedule Friday and Saturday, with many of the top area rising seniors planning to attend. Meanwhile, the fifth annual Joe Moore O-Line camp will be held Saturday and Sunday at West Allegheny High School.
The Moore camp plans to accommodate nearly 200 players, according to organizer Joey Diven, some from as far away as Virginia and many attracted by a nearly unbelievable stable of instructors.
What makes the camp unique is coaches travel from all over the U.S. on their own dime and work all weekend (about seven hours a day) for no pay as a tribute to Moore, a former Pitt and Notre Dame line coach who died in 2003.
“That’s the respect and love and admiration they have for Joe Moore,” Diven said.
The cool part: Every camper will get a chance to work with every instructor, according to chief instructor Russ Grimm.
Grimm, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Steelers coach, played on the greatest Pitt line of all time (coached by Moore) that included Bill Fralic, Mark May and Jimbo Covert.
Instructors listed on the camp’s Website (joemooreolinecamp.com) are:
— Former Canevin star Tom Clements, now associate head coach of the Packers.
— NFL line coaches Paul Dunn (Texans), Mike Munchak (Steelers), Pat Flaherty (Giants), Andy Heck (Chiefs) and Juan Castillo (Ravens).
— Former Pitt line coach Tony Wise.
— High school coaches Bill Cherpak (Thomas Jefferson), Bob Palko (West Allegheny) and Matt Morgan (Plum).
— Chiefs center Eric Kush and former Giants center Jim Cordle.
— Ravens scout Andy Weidl of Mt. Lebanon.
— Former Pitt and NFL players Fralic, Covert, Emil Boures, Greg Meisner, Dean Caliguire, Randy Holloway, Kirk McMullen and Joe Villani.
— Former college players J.C. Pelusi and Chris Jacobson (Pitt), John Wojtowicz (Penn State) and Jordan Halter (Notre Dame).
I spoke with Grimm briefly Thursday. He said this will be his third season out of the NFL after leaving the Arizona Cardinals. It’s still hard to believe he’s not coaching.
“It’s killing me,” he said. “If the right person gets a (head) job, I might get back into it.”
Asked about latest coaching transition at Pitt, Grimm said, “I like what they are doing at Pitt. I hope they do something with the contract to keep (Narduzzi) there. Pitt is too good of a job for it to be a steppingstone.”

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June 4, 2015
by Jerry DiPaola


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Central Catholic’s defense loaded with prospects

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The immediate question isn’t where all of those Central Catholic football players will go to college next year. We’ll know in due time. (Actually, we already know running back Ronnie Jones has verbally committed to Toledo.)
What worries me is if Central Catholic’s opponents this season will score. That looks like a powerhouse defense coach Terry Totten is putting together.
Let’s start with the secondary.
Safety Bricen Garner and cornerback Damar Hamlin (total offers: 42). Garner was one of the most athletic defensive backs at Pitt’s prospect camp last Sunday, earning him an almost immediate offer. He is good, and most likely getting better.
“I loved it,” he said of the Pitt camp. “The coaches were good. They taught me things I could use this year.”
(More bad news for Central foes.)
Hamlin, a more than occasional visitor to Pitt spring practices, is the fourth-rated player in Pennsylvania (No. 2 in the WPIAL behind Woodland Hills running back Miles Sanders). Hamlin has offers from Pitt, Auburn, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State and UCLA and 19 others.
Lining up in Central’s front seven will be two of the best players at their positions in the WPIAL — defensive tackle Rashad Wheeler and linebacker Ron George (total offers: 21).
Wheeler, ranked No. 19 in Pennsylvania, has a Pitt offer. So far, George, who also was at the Pitt camp, can choose from among Bowling Green, Miami (Ohio), Toledo, Old Dominion, Temple and Western Michigan. Both lists will grow over the summer, I suspect.
Each of the four uncommitted players is no hurry to make an announcement. Garner, 6-foot-1, 165 pounds, said he plans to sit down with his family before deciding. There is no definite timetable, but he said the schools that stick out to him are (in no order) Pitt, Cincinnati, UConn, UMass and Toledo.
As for Pitt, he believes coach Pat Narduzzi’s staff has changed the environment surrounding the team.
“The energy is different,” he said. “You can feel what they are trying to do with the program. (Narduzzi) is one of the best coaches, in my eyes. He knows exactly what to do and how to win.”
Meanwhile, Garner said he is enjoying the recruiting process.
“You can only do it one time in your life,” he said. “You have to take it all in.”

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June 1, 2015
by Jerry DiPaola


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Pitt prospect camp attracts players from several states, including Nevada

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Pitt’s first prospect camp of the spring/summer season attracted more than 125 players Sunday to the South Side facility, and they came in all shapes, sizes and ages. The classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018 were represented, including rising sophomore quarterbacks Troy Fisher of Central Catholic and Jake Cortes of Peters Township.
I spent considerable time gauging the talent level by striking up conversations with several of the high school and college (non-Pitt) coaches in attendance. Some of the schools represented included Duquesne, Grove City, New Hampshire, Kent State, Malone (Ohio) and Lafayette. I didn’t take attendance, but those were the shirts I saw.
The consensus: There was plenty of talent working out under the direction of Pitt’s coaching staff to satisfy everyone, even the small-school coaches who were taking copious notes. By late Sunday night, there were no commitments to add to Pitt’s current three-man class of 2016, but that will change as we get deeper into June. Camping continues at Pitt over the next two weekends.
Defensive tackle Michael Dwumfour of DePaul (N.J.) Catholic tweeted Sunday night that he was “blessed” to receive an offer from Pitt. It is his ninth, including offers from Iowa and Wake Forest. He stands 6-foot-2, 282 pounds. Included with Dwumfour’s tweet was a picture of Aaron Donald.
The player who looked as impressive as anyone was Aliquippa linebacker Kaezon Pugh, who can cover a lot of ground with his 6-foot-1, 203-pound frame. Pugh also plays running back for the Quips, but he worked out extensively with Pitt linebacker coach Rob Harley and did well. One high school coach told me that Pugh may have been Pitt’s No. 1 target among all the athletes working out Sunday.
But there’s already plenty of competition for Pugh. Among his offers, according to Rivals.com, are Arizona, Arkansas, Auburn, Miami, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Pitt, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
If he has a good year athletically and academically, Pugh could be included among the top three prospects in the WPIAL by the end of the season, positions currently held by (in order, per Rivals.com) Woodland Hills’ Miles Sanders, Central Catholic’s Damar Hamlin and McKeesport’s Khaleke Hudson.
Rising junior offensive lineman Noah DeHond of the Peddie School in Highstown, N.J., was hard to miss at 6-7, 325 pounds. He worked out Sunday with offers in hand from Pitt, Alabama and Wisconsin.
Another player who stood out was Chandler Park (Mich.) Academy wide receiver Jalen Martin, who wasn’t on the original list, but was a late addition as a walk-up. Judging from the reception he received from Pitt’s coaches, he was welcome, indeed.
Martin, 6-2, 192, was among the top pass catchers at the camp, and after everyone had gone home he spoke with offensive coordinator Jim Chaney and worked out one-on-one with Harley. Martin didn’t get an offer, but he has six from the MAC — Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Toledo, Miami (Ohio), Bowling Green and Akron. He’s also the 12th overall prospect in Michigan.
Two players who were not at Pitt on Sunday were the Jackson twins of Point Breeze and Allderdice — James and Tim. James, a 6-2, 173-pound quarterback who is being recruited as an athlete, injured an ankle recently in gym class, according to Allderdice coach Jerry Haslett. Tim, 6-2, 165, is a wide receiver. Both are extremely athletic.
They want to go to college together, and Haslett — a veteran coach of 30 years — plans to meet with them and their family this week to discuss the specifics of their recruitment.
They already have an offer from Arizona State, one that arrived before the Sun Devils coaches even talked to Haslett. Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia have not offered, but their coaches have been around Allderdice so often recently that Haslett, the athletic director, may have to start charging rent. Penn State seems particularly interested.
One of the highlights of the day was a circus catch by tight end Sean McKeon of Shepherd Hill Regional (Mass.) High School. While falling onto his back, McKeon, 6-4, 230, tipped the football to himself and secured the catch. Harvard, Yale, Pitt, Boston College, Colorado State, Virginia and 11 other schools have offered McKeon. He is rated only a two-star by Rivals, but earlier this year, he was the fourth overall prospect in Massachusetts.
Prospect who traveled the farthest: Rising junior tight end Grant Carrigan of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas. I’m guessing Carrigan is a by-product of Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi’s willingness to cross whatever borders necessary to uncover prospects.
One other note: Several Pitt players helped with the drills, including James Conner, Chad Voytik, J.P. Holtz, Mike Caprara and Artie Rowell. Rowell’s recovery from his knee injury is progressing well, and he might be able to practice without any limitations when training camp opens in August.

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May 14, 2015
by Jerry DiPaola


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Awaiting Commissioner Swofford on final day of ACC spring meetings

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AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — Nothing against Florida and its fabulous weather, but it’s time to go home.
Thursday is the last day of the ACC spring meetings for another year. Should be an early one, too. Word is Commissioner John Swofford’s news conference will be early enough for him — and me — to catch our flights home.
Looks like I’ll be able to get a good night’s sleep before a 10 a.m. appearance Friday on Trib Live Radio’s “Sports Reporters” with Ken Laird, Guy Junker and Josh Taylor. Sorry I missed you guys Tuesday.
You have to have your running shoes on here to catch up with all the coaches and athletic directors moving in and out of meeting rooms. And many of them have better things to do than talk to reporters. If you can imagine that.
Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi has been a popular chatting partner with the assembled ACC media. He’s smart, open, insightful and likes to gab about football.
Before he left the meetings Wednesday, he expressed his support for wireless communications between players and coaches in college football.
“There’s some signal-stealing going on out there,” he said in a rare example of candor by a college football coach.
The NCAA has said it plans to experiment with the technology this year and, possibly, make it part of the game by 2016.
“Now, like the NFL does, a recorder where I can talk to my middle linebacker, that needs to be done,” Narduzzi said. “They can’t steal our signals as much.”

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May 13, 2015
by Jerry DiPaola


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Speaking of Pat Narduzzi, Dan Radakovich and Condoleeza Rice

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Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi isn’t fond of the fifth-year transfer rule that allows graduates to leave their school with eligibility remaining.
“They get to go play somewhere else and wear another color jersey,” he said. “It’s not a good landscape.”
He cited a hypothetical example of wide receiver Tyler Boyd – or any high-profile player — graduating and deciding after signing day to transfer.
“What does that do for Pitt?” Narduzzi said. “You could have used that scholarship on a kid.”
In reality, Narduzzi was a victim of the transfer rule in 2011 when Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson, who came from North Carolina State for one season, threw three touchdown passes in a 42-39 Big Ten Championship game victory against Michigan State.
“If Russell Wilson is not on that Wisconsin football team, we win another Big Ten championship,” said Narduzzi, who matched wits that day with Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst.
There was plenty of talk this week at the ACC Spring meetings about altering the rule. Pitt athletic director Scott Barnes suggested fifth-year transfers could sit out their first year at a new school.

Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich spent several minutes with reporters talking about his first year on the College Football Playoff committee.
He called fellow committee member and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice “the most fascinating women I had ever met.”
“She lent a lot of really great information and understanding about the sport,” he said. “She took this task to hand. She is a very smart individual. She came prepared, she understood and really moved the process forward.”
Radakovich was struck by Rice’s popularity when committee members went to dinner in Washington D.C.
“She couldn’t move 2 or 3 feet (without someone stopping her). People who were seated to the wait staff to everyone. They would just come up and speak to her. She is so gracious with her time.”

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May 12, 2015
by Jerry DiPaola


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ACC spring meetings offer more than sun and palm trees

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AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — You might think the best things about covering the ACC spring meetings here would be waking up next to the sun-drenched Atlantic Ocean, temperatures in the low 80s or perhaps the fresh-caught seafood served in the Ritz-Carlton.
Forget it.
I’m staying off-site in Jacksonville (the Ritz has rooms for $499 a night and doesn’t offer Marriott points), and I drive by the beaches but otherwise I might as well be in Alaska.
So, the best thing is getting to meet and interview some of the ACC power brokers, including one of college sports’ biggest — Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick.
A few of the dozen or so reporters here (every newspaper from an ACC city doesn’t send a rep, so kudos to the Trib) cornered Swarbrick on Monday, and one of the topics was Notre Dame’s departing quarterback Everett Golson.
Golson is taking advantage of the NCAA’s fifth-year transfer rule in which he can transfer to another school because he has graduated. Pitt football and basketball are currently taking advantage of that rule.
“I’m not in favor of eliminating it,” Swarbrick said, and he gave a good reason why.
“If our primary mission is education and we certify that a young man or woman has earned a degree from our university,” he said, “I am certifying they are OK to work for Price Waterhouse or a bank or go into a grad program at another school. I’m certifying they can do stuff elsewhere. I don’t think I ought to be limiting that in an athletic sphere.”
Pitt athletic director Scott Barnes doesn’t want to eliminate fifth-year transfer, but he advocates change.
“What has happened is a loophole that has been in place for years has developed a culture of free agency,” he said
“That might just simply be a year in residence. If you transfer, you have to wait a year. That could cause an individual who is supposed to transfer to get a graduate degree to actually have a chance to get a graduate degree (which can take up to two years or longer).
“If you’re going to track those individuals, very few are getting graduate degrees. That’s the loophole that needs to be closed in my mind.
“Have them transfer. Have them sit out a year. Have them really work on getting that degree and then have that year to play.”
Asked how coaches feel about the subject, Barnes said, “There is a lot of debate right now.”

Irish not blocking Golson
There were reports that Notre Dame would block Golson from transferring to Texas because the Longhorns are on the Irish’s schedule this year.
Swarbrick said that was untrue.
“We have not denied a single school that Everett Golson identified as one he has an interest in going to.”
My counter question: “Would you (for any reason)?”
“I’m not going to answer hypotheticals,” he said.
Just a guess, but Texas, Virginia, Georgia Tech, UMass, Clemson, Navy, USC, Temple, Wake Forest, Boston College, Stanford and, yes, Pitt are probably not on Golson’s list. But they are on Notre Dame’s schedule. So, Swarbrick hasn’t had to deny Golson from transferring to one of those schools.
Florida State, Alabama, South Carolina and Florida appear to be candidates, but an SEC bylaw may work against the Crimson Tide’s, Gamecocks’ and Gators’ chances. The SEC requires graduate transfers to have not been “subject to official university athletics department disciplinary action at any time during enrollment at any previous collegiate institution.”
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher created a minor stir at the ACC meetings Tuesday when he said his school is “negotiating” with Golson, technically an NCAA violation. It was a rare admission by a college coach that would give Pitt compliance officer Dan Bartholomae a strong headache if one of his coaches admitted as much.
Golson was suspended by Notre Dame for the 2013 season for academic reasons. That was a year after he led the Irish to the college football championship game. Earlier in 2012, Golson threw an interception and was briefly benched in the triple-overtime victory against Pitt. Later, he threw for the tying touchdown in regulation, totaled 74 yards rushing and scored the game-winner on a 1-yard plunge.
Yet, Golson is leaving Notre Dame because he likely would be Malik Zaire’s backup this season if he stayed.

Remember him?
The name Zaire brought back memories of former Pitt quarterback Tra’Von Chapman, who was dismissed from school in 2013 after spending time in jail on an assault charge against a former girlfriend. That happened after he enrolled early at Pitt, had attended spring practice and looked like a candidate to become the team’s quarterback of the future.
Chapman, now at Akron, was the No. 2-rated quarterback in Ohio coming out of Kent Roosevelt High School. Zaire was No. 1.

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May 10, 2015
by Jerry DiPaola


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Pitt gets a JC wide receiver

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Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi got more than a visit Saturday from junior college wide receiver Rafael Araujo-Lopes. He got a verbal commitment.
Araujo-Lopes, 5-foot-9, 193 pounds, told me on Twitter that he committed to Narduzzi during his visit to the Pitt campus. He played last season at Reedley (Calif.) College, compiling some incredible statistics (74 receptions, 1,229 yards and 17 touchdowns).
He also returned kicks, boosting his all-purpose yardage total to 1,732.
Pitt needs a complement to junior wide receiver Tyler Boyd, both on the other side of the field and in the slot. Araujo-Lopes could be an answer, and he will be eligible immediately.
Narduzzi has shown a willingness to find players from various sources. Lopes and defensive end Allen Edwards of Dean (Mass.) Junior College come from JCs. Former Michigan State defensive tackle Mark Scarpinato and defensive end Dewayne Hendrix and quarterback Nathan Peterman, the latter two from Tennessee, come from Power 5 schools. Only Hendrix must sit out the 2015 season.
Clearly, Narduzzi isn’t sitting back and hoping players will develop. He is building a stable of depth to prepare for all possibilities. Araujo-Lopes is one of four wide receivers in the recruiting class of 2015.

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May 3, 2015
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Clemmings owes Hueber for helping him become a pro

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T.J. Clemmings will have several things to do when he arrives in Minnesota to become a Viking: Find a place to live, get his mail forwarded, learn the playbook.
But also on the list is taking his Pitt offensive line coach to dinner. Clemmings said Saturday after the Vikings picked him in the fourth round of the NFL Draft that he owes a lot to Jim Hueber, who spent the past three seasons on the Pitt staff.
Hueber, a former Vikings assistant coach, lives in Eden Praire, Minn., 10 minutes from the team’s practice facility. Clemmings said he plans to invite Hueber to dinner after he arrives in the Twin Cities.
Clemmings, an offensive lineman only since 2013, credits Hueber with showing him the proper techniques and pushing the right buttons.
Hueber, a veteran of four decades of uninterrupted service in college football and the NFL, was the right man at the right time for Clemmings.
“When he came over (from defense), I was very blunt with him,” Hueber said. “I told him it was going to be a deal where he had to jump in with both feet.
“I wasn’t going to back down. I wasn’t going to baby him. I didn’t feel it would do him any good, and he responded.
“We’re not kidding anybody; there were struggles, but I think he prepared himself well.”
In the end, Clemmings became the symbol for the steady improvement along Pitt’s offensive line over the past three years. And that includes the good work Hueber did as a recruiter. Finally, Pitt has some depth on its blocking unit.
I appreciated Hueber for his candor when talking about his players; his players appreciated him for pushing them beyond their perceived potential.
Hueber, 67, isn’t coaching at the moment, but he said he would welcome the right opportunity.
Somewhere, there’s a young offensive lineman who could use his help.
Couple other things:
* I spoke to Ray Vinopal on Sunday morning about his “stressful” day Saturday. After the draft, he said he received several calls from NFL teams, including the Steelers, who were only offering a tryout.
The Cowboys offered a free-agent contract, so Vinopal will be in Dallas this weekend with a pro contract in his pocket and a dream in his heart.
* Pitt quarterback commit Thomas MacVittie opened some eyes at the Elite 11 Regional Camp in Chicago on Sunday, including two that belong to former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer.
Dilfer called MacVittie a “beautiful piece of clay,” and “the most naturally gifted kid here,” according to a Tweet from Steve Wiltfong, recruiting analyst at 247 Sports.
MacVittie, who will be a senior at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati this year, has been clocked in the 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds. He stands 6-5, 210.
Moeller games might be worth a peek this season.

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