Wednesday, September 9, 2009

News and Notes

No major stuff today -

Pitt landed a middle-of-the-road recruit today - safety Eric Williams from Pennsbury. Rivals has him as a three-star recruit, but he wasn't sought after by too many major schools - the best of the lot besides Pitt were Vanderbilt and Syracuse.

Running back Shariff Harris will dress after being suspended. With Lewis looking like the clear number one (at least after one week) and Ray Graham / Chris Burns likely getting carries this year, Harris' opportunities will likely be limited. He could also be a change of pace back according to Paul Zeise.

Next up is Buffalo and despite last year's scare, I need to 'see it to believe it' when I hear Pitt saying they're not looking past them. Sorry - not sure if I'm buying that. I obviously don't think they SHOULD be looking past them. I just want to see proof of it.

Also, for the first time in a while, I took a look at the Alumni Tracker (a great tool, by the way) on and wasn't quite aware there were so many former Panthers on teams or in camps this late in the game.


  1. Lee,

    Pitt should never look past anyone!

    Hopefully we win but with the Wanny ball mentality you never know.

    Found this regarding the Buffalo, UTEP game:

    “UTEP coach Mike Price had hoped his team could start the season off with a win, so that when they faced Kansas in the season’s second week, they’d have a positive to build upon.

    A narrow loss to Buffalo that ended with a potential game-winning touchdown wiped out by a penalty wasn’t quite what Price envisioned.
    So, instead of being 1-0, the Miners enter their game with the nationally-ranked Jayhawks still looking for that first taste of victory.

    “It was a little rough,” Price said of the team’s 23-17 loss to Buffalo. “Saturday night was rough, and Sunday you could hear a pin drop in our meetings. They knew they had a chance to win this game and felt like they made the plays on the field to win, and let that one slip away.”

    Dropped balls, errant throws, bad snaps and a botched catch on a kickoff plagued the team against Buffalo.”

  2. Yeah they shouldn't be - but they have a history of seemingly doing so at least once a year. Last year, we were treated to the disaster that was Bowling Green. I'm hoping the close win at home will make them come out ready.