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September 30, 2007
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Pitt-Virginia Post-Game

Dave Wannstedt opened training camp by revealing that “finish” was Pitt’s theme this season. It seemed appropriate for a team that lost five consecutive games to end the 2006 campaign, and even more appropriate now. The Panthers were finished before …

September 29, 2007
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Final: VIRGINIA 44, PITT 14

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Before Dave Wannstedt could commit his first act of desperation by turning Pitt’s offense over to true freshmen at quarterback and tailback, the Panthers coach attempted another. Wannstedt waved a white flag on the opening kickoff, trying …

September 29, 2007
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Halftime: Virginia 30, Pitt 7

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – After spotting Virginia a 30-point lead, Pitt scored on LeSean McCoy’s 1-yard run to make it 30-7 at halftime. The Cavaliers were 6 of 8 on third-down conversions in the first half and, after scoring touchdowns on …

September 29, 2007
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First Quarter: Virginia 27, Pitt 0

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia took advantage of Pitt’s self-inflicted wounds for a 27-0 first-quarter lead Saturday night at Scott Stadium. The Panthers allowed excellent field position and compounded their problems by committing eight penalties for 65 yards in the first …

September 29, 2007
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Gottfried on Pitt

Mike Gottfried has been watching Pitt football intently the past few weeks, and not just because he is a former Panthers head coach. Gottfried serves as a color analyst for ESPNU, which carried the Pitt-Connecticut game last week and will …

September 28, 2007
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In For A Long Night?

It doesn’t take much prompting to get Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt gushing about Virginia All-America defensive end Chris Long, the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame member Howie and a future NFL player himself. “He’s quick, he’s strong. He …

September 27, 2007
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Attitude adjustment

Even if he was just saying the right thing, LeSean McCoy showed maturity beyond his years by expressing a willingness to share carries with LaRod Stephens-Howling. McCoy’s attitude has made a strong impression on Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt, who named …

September 25, 2007
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Calling on Cavanaugh

Entertaining questions from the media probably ranks pretty low on Matt Cavanaugh’s list of favorite things to do, but the Pitt offensive coordinator was willing Tuesday to discuss everything from play-calling to the quarterbacks. What has to be disconcerting for …

September 24, 2007
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Truth or Dare?

Pitt football coach Dave Wannstedt is looking for some direction after the 34-14 loss to Connecticut in the Big East opener at Heinz Field, trying to keep his head up while the Panthers are plummeting. On Saturday night, Wannstedt took …

September 23, 2007
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Pitt-UConn Post-Game

With a look of disappointment and resignation – but, to the disappointment of some Pitt fans, not a letter of resignation – an apologetic Dave Wannstedt took accountability for one of the Panthers’ most embarrassing losses in years. It wasn’t …

 
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