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Friday Pitt/HS Football Notes



Pitt practice 8/31/2016(Photo credit: Alan Saunders)

We’re about 24 hours away from the opening of the 2016 Pitt football season. Like Pat Narduzzi and his players, we here at Pittsburgh Sports Now are excited about getting our Pitt game day coverage started.

We hope you plan on checking out PSN throughout the entire day tomorrow because we plan on giving you the best and most complete coverage of Pitt football.

Alan Saunders will have coverage of Pitt – Villanova throughout the entire day. I will be providing an updated Pitt notebook along with a live blog of my thoughts during the actual game. We’d love for you to comment on what I’m saying or give your own opinion by leaving your comments. Our staff photographer, Dave Hague, will be busy getting the best pictures of the day and will produce some Pitt game day photo galleries. Plus, Joe Steigerwald will be getting the post game interviews so that you can hear what the Panthers have to say following the first game of the season.

UPDATE (10:37 AM)-

** Yesterday, we gave you some names of 2018 recruits that the Pitt coaching staff were in contact with. One of the first names Pitt had to reach out to was Aliquippa safety Kwantel Raines. I reached out to Raines who told me that Pitt along with Notre Dame, Michigan State, Penn State, LSU, Maryland, Temple, Syracuse and Virginia Tech all contacted him.

UPDATE (10:58 AM)-

** Kevin Stallings and his staff are hosting 2 players on official visits this weekend.  2017 4-star shooting guard Christian David (Vermont Academy) and 2017 center Terrell Brown (Rhode Island) will be staying on campus this weekend. Brown holds offers from Purdue and Pitt, while David is rated as one of the Top 100 players in the Class of 2017.

UPDATE (12:11 PM)-

**CBS Sports NFL Draft expert Rob Rang releases his list of the Top 32 NFL Draft prospects and 1 Pitt Panther made the list. Senior left tackle Adam Bisnowaty came in at #31 on Rang’s initial list.

UPDATE (12:42 PM)-

The Pitt equipment guys revealed the uniform combinations for tomorrow’s opener.

Photo courtesy- Pitt Football

Photo courtesy- Pitt Football

UPDATE (12:49 PM)-

The Heinz Field crew getting the field ready for tomorrow.

Photo Courtesy- Pitt football

Photo Courtesy- Pitt football

Photo Courtesy- Pitt Football

Photo Courtesy- Pitt Football

Photo Courtesy- Pitt Football

Photo Courtesy- Pitt Football

UPDATE (1:00 PM)-

**One of the biggest complaints of Pitt fans about Heinz Field is that it doesn’t feel like a home-field advantage for Pitt.  Not enough Pitt logos throughout the field, especially at mid-field. Well Scott Barnes heard the complaint and did something about it.

Photo Courtesy- Pitt Football

Photo Courtesy- Pitt Football

UPDATE (8:29 PM)-

**Adam Friedman of Rivals has some new information regarding Beaver Falls Donovan Jeter. Jeter tells Friedman that his leaders are Pitt, Penn State, Notre Dame and Tennessee. Friedman also reports that Jeter will visit Notre Dame on September 17th, will go to Penn State on October 22nd for the Ohio State game and might visit Tennessee on October 15th for the Alabama game.


Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker

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