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Pitt’s Alecxih keeps his cool, but it wasn’t easy


He looked like a big volcano just before it explodes, but give Chas Alecxih credit for incredible self-control after Pitt’s 26-14 loss to Utah today.

Frustrated by Pitt’s second consecutive loss and angered by Utah offensive left tackle John Cullen, who he called a “dirty, dirty player,” Alecxih wanted to erupt.

He didn’t, but he did offer this gem, which ranks as one of the most descriptive quotes I have heard in 35 years of listening to frustrated athletes:

“That’s the most angry I have ever felt in my college career,” Alecxih said. “(No.) 77’s (Cullen’s) fat (butt) came up and cheap-shoted me when we were about to end the game.  Too bad I wasn’t in such control of myself or I would have hit him back.

“He waited until after the play and came up and hit me on the blindside. I was pretty upset about that. I’m not going to lie to you.

He was a dirty, dirty player.”

Actually, I’m glad Alecxih controlled himself — I was standing right in front of him.

But it’s clear that many of the Pitt players are getting frustrated with what is happening to the team, seven games into the season.

The passing game was embarrassingly inept today, and Tino Sunseri wasn’t the worst of it.

Backup freshman Trey Anderson continually misfired, hitting five of 19 pass attempts for 12 yards and two interceptions, one that was returned for a touchdown. That’s so bad, I had to go back and look at the stat sheet again.

The defense wasn’t blameless — Utah running back John White IV ran for 171 yards and the Utes got close enough to kick four field goals. But for the second week in a row, the defense played well, with nothing to show for it.

“We finished with 16 (actually, 17) tackles for a loss,” Alecxih said. “What do you say to that? You gotta get better in certain areas.”



  1. Utah may well dirty, but that’s still no excuse for what happened today at Heinz Field, since Pitt played so poorly they deserved to loose regardless. Anyhow, my late uncle, who died in 1978, attended Pitt and attended homecoming games and after two straight losses to teams the Panthers should’ve beaten with one hand tied behind their backs, he’d be turning over in his grave and then some.

  2. Unfortunately, Coach Todd Graham’s methods appear from here, at least, to amount to trying to run a 21st century car on 1950s engine.

  3. Leo says:

    This team is third tier in Divsion 1 fbs. Don’t be upset by this. Look at the talent on the field, Best Player Ray Graham, Worst Player Tino Sunseri, The entire Defense, You be the Judge. You cannot just play one phase of this game and expect to win. Todd Graham came in to this season preaching winning a title right now. This team is not that competitive. They cannot win the BIG EAST the weakest of all AQ conferences, How do they win in the ACC???? if their schedule has Fla. St., Clemson, BC, VA Tech, on it that is 4 losses for sure every season. People please do not talk recruiting, because I will shred you on it. Just because you join a better conference doesn’t mean you can copete to get the 5 star recruits like other programs. The only reason a player would want to play for Todd Graham over Jimbo Fisher is because( drumroll ) FLA. ST. doesn’t want them. Lets be real leave Homer feelings at the door. You cannot play Division 1 football and win with a terrible QB, and one of the absolute worst Defenses in all of college football.

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