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A few schedule changes coming soon

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Before heading over to the yard this afternoon for the Sunday column, I wanted to share with you some small changes to my work schedule that will begin before month’s end:

>> Beginning the week of July 28-Aug. 3, my column days will switch to Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday. (The lone difference is that the one I’m doing now on Wednesday moves a day later. No big deal, obviously.)

This is being done to allow even more of a focus on football. I’ll explain that in greater detail as we get closer, but I’m very excited, to put it mildly. The Thursday-Friday columns can function at times as setups for the football weekend, and the Sunday-Monday, of course, will be heavy on game coverage.

I’m not talking about four football columns a week, obviously. But the schedule works a lot better with the schedules and availabilities of not only the Steelers but also Pitt, Penn State and other college teams.

>> In addition to the standard 16-game Steelers schedule for game coverage, including the London trip to play the Vikings, I’ll cover seven or eight Saturdays of Pitt and Penn State.

>> The TribLIVE Radio show will move back one day to Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. That, too, is being done with football in mind, as Mondays and Tuesdays are zero-access days with the Steelers — other than Mike Tomlin, of course — and this allows time to shuttle fresh interviews from the South Side for the show.

>> The weekly chat also will move back one day, to Fridays at noon.

>> The blog is the blog, but even here, I’m planning on tossing in a few more thoughts in addition to the usual assortment of links and stuff.

Exactly two weeks from today, the Steelers will have their first full practice at Saint Vincent, and Alan Robinson, Mark Kaboly, Ralph Paulk and I can’t wait to bring it all to the Trib’s readership.

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Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and, recently, his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.

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