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Postgame Reaction from Pitt’s ACC Championship Game Loss to Clemson

Postgame Reaction from Pitt’s ACC Championship Game Loss to Clemson

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Pitt came into the ACC Championship game as nearly four-touchdown underdogs to No. 2 Clemson, and the Panthers’ 42-10 loss on Saturday at Bank of America Stadium proved that the Tigers are the top dog in the ACC and one of the best teams in the country.

The Panthers still have a ways to go to get to that level, but they believe that the experience of playing in this game, along with the cumulative effect of playing three Top 10 teams and five teams in the Top 25 this season will set the younger Panthers up for greater success in the future.

The Pitt players and head coach Pat Narduzzi also stood strongly behind starting quarterback Kenny Pickett and his subpar stat line of 4 for 16, eight yards and three turnovers that gave Clemson 21 points.

Hear from Narduzzi, Pickett, running backs Darrin Hall and Qadree Ollison, safety Dennis Briggs, offensive tackle Alex Bookser and linebacker Seun Idowu:

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Terrence Otoole
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Terrence Otoole

i dont know what to say about picket he was really awful the qb position needs to be opened up again in the spring ,and the orher watson needs to be replaced immediately ,i know pn likes to run the ball and i know it’s very important but we need a guy who knows how to open it up in the passing game ,8 yds passing that’s downright embarrassing

Doug Stewart
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Doug Stewart

Really struggling here – making the ACC championship is great (although in a very very down year in the Coastal – the team did win the games they had to) but watching this team offensively and from a coaching / discipline perspective is hard to do. I don’t know if its our OC, QB or WRs or a combination thereof; but something has to give. I watch these mid-level schools throw the ball all over the field and we cant seem to do anything remotely close to a vertical passing game. Imagine what the running game would look like with… Read more »

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