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April 16, 2007
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Panther Problem Solving

Now that spring drills have ended, it’s time to remind those evaluating the Pitt football program based on Blue-Gold Game to be fair warned that coaches can and do manipulate scrimmages. That said, it should come as no surprise that …

April 14, 2007
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Inside the Ropes with Pitt Football

Blue-Gold Game If anything, Pitt’s annual scrimmage solidified everything reported here this spring: Neither quarterback emerged as a sure starter. The offensive line is a work in progress but promises to be better than last season. LaRod Stephens-Howling is the …

April 12, 2007
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Inside the Ropes with Pitt Football

Spring Practice No. 14 &#149 The Panthers conducted their final spring practice Thursday at the UPMC Sports Performance Complex indoor facility, and will end spring drills with the annual Blue-Gold Game at 1 p.m. Saturday at Heinz Field. Admission to …

April 11, 2007
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A Walk to Remember

When prospective recruits are asked about their greatest impressions while touring Pitt’s campus, many mention either the Cathedral of Learning or Heinz Chapel. Few probably realize the magnitude of the stone pathway that leads them from one landmark building to …

April 10, 2007
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Inside the Ropes with Pitt Football

Spring Practice No. 13 &#149 Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt addressed reporters before Tuesday’s practice, but the biggest revelation came afterward from offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh. Cavanaugh said he expects the quarterback competition to come down to either Bill Stull or …

April 9, 2007
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Pitt-Navy sound off

When Pitt agreed to move the Navy football game from a Saturday afternoon (Oct. 13) to a Wednesday night (8 p.m. Oct. 10) so that it could be nationally televised by ESPN, it was bound to bring about passionate reaction …

April 7, 2007
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Inside the Ropes with Pitt Football

Spring Practice No. 12 – Scrimmage No. 3 &#149 If a demotion to the second-team offense was all that Pitt needed to light a fire under Oderick Turner, the Panthers should have done it three weeks ago. After a lackluster …

April 6, 2007
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It’s a Wednesday night party

Start printing those “Code Blue” shirts. Pitt has announced that the Navy football game has been moved to 8 p.m. Oct. 10 – it was originally scheduled for Oct. 13 – so it can be televised nationally by ESPN. The …

April 5, 2007
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Inside the Ropes with Pitt Football

Spring Practice No. 11 &#149 Despite the rave reviews of the play of Scott McKillop and Shane Murray this spring, Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt didn’t hesitate when asked Thursday what positions have been the most surprising and disappointing. “The most …

April 3, 2007
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Meet Mr. Burns

If a highlight tape means anything – and some scouts will argue that it doesn’t – Pitt found the hidden gem of its 2008 recruiting class in Wilmington tailback Chris Burns. Pitt was the first school to offer Burns a …

 
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