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December 27, 2015
by Jerry DiPaola

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Military Bowl notes, quotes and anecdotes

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Here’s what I’ve learned the past few days while Pitt prepared to meet Navy on Monday in the Military Bowl. — Navy players aren’t especially happy about having to play a bowl game on their home field …

December 16, 2015
by Jerry DiPaola

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Cornerback from Florida could be Pitt’s 17th verbal

When I called Gateway (Fla.) High School coach Marlin Roberts on Wednesday, I asked him what three-star prospect Henry Miller brought to his team this season. “He brings so much,” Roberts said. “I don’t know where to start.” Miller has …

December 7, 2015
by Jerry DiPaola

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Pitt’s bowl situation is a matter of economics

A few thoughts on Pitt’s bowl destination: Yes, it’s true that Pitt (8-4) is better than Louisville, N.C. State and Duke — teams that were awarded ACC Tier One bowl berths while Pitt is going to the Tier Two Military …

December 5, 2015
by Jerry DiPaola

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Miami coach Mark Richt’s fling with Pitt

I never thought new Miami coach Mark Richt would reference Pitt at his introductory news conference Friday, but he did tell an interesting tale — albeit, one that’s 19 years old. Richt said he turned down an opportunity to replace …

December 5, 2015
by Jerry DiPaola

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Pitt’s Conner set for the fight of his life

When we got the word from James Conner himself, maybe some people should have felt a little foolish. Pitt called an early-afternoon news conference Friday, and the release from the good people in Sports Information said it would involve Conner, …

December 3, 2015
by Jerry DiPaola

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Post-season honors may signal bright future at Pitt

The victories against Duke and Louisville were nice, but the best two days of the past month for the Pitt football program were Monday and Tuesday when the future came into a sudden and bright focus. Even if it doesn’t …

November 14, 2015
by Jerry DiPaola

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Saturday in Durham represents defining moment for Pitt

Game day in Durham, N.C., and the sun is shining on refurbished Wallace Wade Stadium. Before boarding a flight Friday, I spent 10 minutes with Stan Savran on WBGG/ESPN Radio. Stan, an all-time great Pittsburgh media member and one of …

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