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    Pittsburgh 44 USF 17

    The defensive line -- major fail. Also, Fitch didn't adjust when Pitt started blitzing.

    Graham is unbelievable.

    I didn't expect to go undefeated. Hopefully it's a learning experience. Last year they got better as the season went on. Wait and see.
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    Definitely agree with you on the defensive line. At times it seemed like they were moving at half-speed. I definitely expected more out of USF tonight.

    Tough to lose this game as it puts them in a hole for what I expect is a battle for second place with WVU, to my mind, being the class of the conference right now.

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    Not surprised that the Bulls lost tonight; am surprised at how they lost. I fugured this was going to be a pretty good game.

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    Pitt shocked me by winning this one, after looking like a JV last week.

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    Pitt is tough at home. USF is a very good team that was off last night, they'll be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Run To State View Post
    Pitt is tough at home. USF is a very good team that was off last night, they'll be fine.
    I agree, the Panthers are not an easy team to play at their place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getslow View Post
    Definitely agree with you on the defensive line. At times it seemed like they were moving at half-speed. I definitely expected more out of USF tonight.

    Tough to lose this game as it puts them in a hole for what I expect is a battle for second place with WVU, to my mind, being the class of the conference right now.
    After the ND game, I knew the D-Line was suspect. Even in the 3 blowouts over the MAC, C-USA, and D1AA schools the line was pithy, giving up yards on the ground. They miss Terrell McClain and Craig Marshal, lost to graduation, terribly. The "Bend But Don't Break" broke last night. Snyder's got some fixin' to do. Thankfully, they've got 10 days to work on it before going to UConn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Run To State View Post
    Pitt is tough at home. USF is a very good team that was off last night, they'll be fine.
    I feel bad for the program, though. As pointed out in Andrea Adelson's chat yesterday before the game, USF is really not being mentioned as a player in any of the realignment talk. If anybody needed to run the table, in a big way, and get to, and win, a BCS bowl, the Bulls needed it. Even at that, they could still be out in the cold. The sad part is Skip Holtz actually has the program turned in the right direction. With the classes he has coming in, provided this realignment debacle doesn't cause a mass re-commitment of all, he is slowly building depth and talent.

    Mrs. S took the loss, really hard, having gotten to know many of the players and coaches this season. She felt so bad for the players and staff, that she actually started crying late in the 3rd quarter and I had to console her.

    We will continue to support the program, regardless of where we end up. We do the same for UK and Morehead, though we only send donations to these schools. We buy season tickets to USF in football and basketball as well as donate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
    I feel bad for the program, though. As pointed out in Andrea Adelson's chat yesterday before the game, USF is really not being mentioned as a player in any of the realignment talk. If anybody needed to run the table, in a big way, and get to, and win, a BCS bowl, the Bulls needed it. Even at that, they could still be out in the cold. The sad part is Skip Holtz actually has the program turned in the right direction. With the classes he has coming in, provided this realignment debacle doesn't cause a mass re-commitment of all, he is slowly building depth and talent.

    Mrs. S took the loss, really hard, having gotten to know many of the players and coaches this season. She felt so bad for the players and staff, that she actually started crying late in the 3rd quarter and I had to console her.

    We will continue to support the program, regardless of where we end up. We do the same for UK and Morehead, though we only send donations to these schools. We buy season tickets to USF in football and basketball as well as donate.
    Sorry to hear Mrs. S took it so hard. I'll tell ya, Swampy, you guys made me a fan, I didn't even get upset when they beat ND. I agree they're not getting mentioned in realignment talk and I think that's a mistake. The program is only going to get better and would be a benefit to any conference in my book.

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