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Returning Pitt Defensive Leaders Embody “We Not Me” Motto

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Head coaches in all sports look for motivational factors to use to inspire their team in the hopes of pushing them to increase their effort and performance on the playing field.

Whether it’s bulletin board material from an opponent, something happened the previous season or just new heights that are attainable, coaches are always looking for a new source of motivation.

Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi is a master motivator and although it doesn’t come in ideal circumstances, he is likely to have something that will no doubt light the fire of his 2022 team.

While it’s not 100% official, all signs point toward star wide receiver Jordan Addison leaving Pitt and heading out to Southern California and play for the USC Trojans. Addison appears to be making this move despite being the focal point of Pitt’s offense next season, despite having the chance to repeat as ACC Champions and despite working out with his Pitt teammates and new quarterback Kedon Slovis all spring.

No one finds fault with Addison taking advantage of accepting a highly lucrative deal that USC has presented him. The rub that’s occurred and has some upset is the fact that in the last 24 hours, the Pitt NIL team has reportedly sizably increased Addison’s earning potential at Pitt, and he still wants to bolt from Pitt.

A major reason for Pitt’s success on and off the field in 2021 was the team’s #WeNotMe motto and mindset instilled by Narduzzi.

The imminent departure of their Biletnikoff Award winner will no doubt get the Pitt program to try and stick with this mentality to get through this controversial time.

Leaders on this Pitt team have recently stepped forward as they attempt to change the narrative back to a positive one as they head into the summer.

First, defensive leaders Calijah Kancey and Brandon Hill ended any talk that they could follow the path of Addison by re-affirming their commitment to Pitt and their decisions to return next season.

Following those tweets, another team leader sent out a tweet that will not only endear him to his Panther teammates but also reinforce him as a Pitt fan favorite.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Terrence
Terrence
20 days ago

Gotta love John Morgan

Michael McPoland
Michael McPoland
20 days ago
Reply to  Terrence

We not me. NIL matched so why now is Addison leaving?

Section 122
Section 122
20 days ago

John Morgan seems like a guy that you want in your fox hole.

Krackerjack Kid
Krackerjack Kid
20 days ago

“No one finds fault with Addison taking advantage of accepting a highly lucrative deal that USC has presented him.”

You sure about this?

I think everyone has an issue with tampering.

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
20 days ago

Kedon Slovis on Twitter talking about “cuture wins” is funny as he left his former team not wanting to compete.

local_troll
local_troll
20 days ago

You are a fascist loser

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
20 days ago
Reply to  local_troll

fascist? Because I have a different opinion? It was a witty insult for a high school senior, and words hurt

Dixon
Dixon
19 days ago

“not wanting to compete”…wow, pretty harsh words…or maybe he didn’t like the coaching change at USC and left (along with at least a half-dozen other players) or maybe he wanted to find a better opportunity for playing time elsewhere. Either way, at least he didn’t leave his school to become a highly payed mercenary.

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