Searching For an Identity; Pitt Blown Out by OK State

This week was rough. Pitt got blown out and looked terrible in just about every facet of the game against Oklahoma State. With that said, we do our best to try and figure out what Pitt is, and what Pitt isn’t, through three games. We break down offense, defense, special teams, and coaching, and we also do a lot of searching for answers. All that — plus listener voicemails, texts, and tweets — are straight ahead, in Episode 256!

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Mistakes in Happy Valley; Pitt Loses to Penn State

Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes. That sums up Pitt’s afternoon at Penn State. Amidst quite a few encouraging factors, Pitt was its own worst enemy in a 33-14 loss. Max Browne struggled, the offense couldn’t punch the ball in the endzone from the redzone, and the game plan was weird. Chris breaks it down this week from his perspective, along with in-game voicemails from he and Dan throughout the game. We have instant reaction from listeners, too, with our first installment of Pitt reverbs. That, plus texts, tweets, and calling James Franklin a jackass — plus more — await in Episode 255! #H2P

Wrapping Up Training Camp; Previewing Pitt-Youngstown State

It’s officially college football season! The long offseason is over. We wrap up training camp by going over all of the final storylines from last week. Then, we turn our sights toward Week 1 and Youngstown State. Here’s a full breakdown of this week’s topics:

  • Paris Ford showed up to camp. Will he redshirt? Will he play?
  • Max Browne named starter at QB; Dinucci the backup
  • Browne, Jester Weah, Avonte Maddox, Dennis Briggs named captains
  • AP Poll is out. Pitt has No. 6 PSU, No. 10 OK State, No. 18 Miami, No. 21 VT on the schedule. How many of those games will Pitt win?
  • Sweet Caroline will no longer be played between the 3rd and 4th quarters.
  • Marquis Williams and David Green commit to Pitt.
  • What do you want to see from Pitt in week 1?
  • Revisiting our predictions and reaction from last week.

All that, and more, in Episode 253!

Pitt Season Predictions

We’re back with one of the most fun episodes we do all year… Pitt season predictions! It’s time to break down each and every Pitt game on the schedule and make our picks for how Pitt’s season will play out. As is tradition, we scare ourselves along the way with how well we have Pitt doing at certain points. We also dive into the rest of the ACC and declare our winners for the Atlantic and Coastal divisions. All that, and more (including a spirited talk about rice cakes), in Episode 252!

Injuries, Suspensions, Position Battles, & Paris Ford

Dan is back from the great white north. Chris found some time where he wasn’t planning a wedding. Together, we got together to record the most impactful Pitt training camp podcast episode of all time. Naturally, we spent the first 10 minutes making fun of Jay Cutler and Tony Romo.

Then, we got into it, talking about suspensions to Jordan Whitehead, Quinton Wirginis, Alex Bookser, and Aaron Matthews, along with Rori Blair’s dismissal. What affect will those have on the team? How do you feel about Pat Narduzzi as this program’s coach? We discuss, then move on to something equally depressing: injuries. George Aston is on crutches. So is Phillippie Motley. Several others are banged up. After that, we ponder whether we’ll ever hear the official word about Paris Ford’s eligibility, and then wrap things up discussing position battles at quarterback and running back.

That, plus debating what Heather Lyke is putting on top of the Cathedral of Learning, and more, in Episode 251!

Pitt Mailbag; Depth Chart, Paris Ford, BUTT, & More

It’s been long enough. We’re back, and it’s time to kick off our 2017 Pitt football season coverage! We’ve been out of the loop for a while, so it’s time to recap quite a few topics. We also run through a ton of topics that have been sitting in our mail bag since we last recorded. Here’s a list of all the topics we discuss in Episode 249!

  • ACC Media days, Pitt depth chart released for training camp
  • Tre Tipton injury
  • Recruiting has been going well
  • Paris Ford may or may not be eligible for Fall
  • Way too early season predictions are out. Pitt seems to fall in between 6-6 and 8-4 per most services.
  • Penn State made BUTT shirts. Related: PSU blogs continue to be hilarious trash.
  • MAIL BAHHHG! Texts/Tweets/Email

Pitt QB Updates & Tough Life Questions

It’s as slow as it gets when it comes to talking about Pitt, but we soldier on… Quarterbacks seemed to be the hot topic coming out of the last week of Spring Ball, so we talk Pitt’s starter, and the competition behind him. We also talk about some QB recruiting news as well. Then, it’s on to our listener question of the week, which really throws us for a loop in a “would you rather situation.” All that, and more, in Episode 236!

Cam Johnson Gone; What Next for Pitt Basketball?

Pitt lost another player — this time Cameron Johnson — to transfer. Where do we go from here? What are we supposed to think about Kevin Stallings and Pitt basketball? Are things ever going to improve? We debate. We also take a look at spring football practice and talk about injuries to Chris Clark and Damar Hamlin and analyze the potential impact of these losses. All that, and more, in Episode 234!

Lyke or DisLyke? Pitt Has a New AD

Pitt has a new athletic director, so we’re here to give our initial impressions of Heather Lyke. Can she take on some of the biggest challenges that Pitt presents? Competing with the Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins for attention in this city is no easy task. Neither has been filling the seats at Heinz Field. We talk about the situation Lyke walks in to.

We also talk football and basketball in this episode as well. Spring Ball continues, and we have a few updates from camp. Basketball continues to see players transfer out of the program, and we debate whether or not we should be concerned. All that, and more, in Episode 232!