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WATCH: Jeff Capel Looks Back on Decision to Take Pitt Job, Previews Duke Game

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Prior to Pitt’s game on Wednesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium against No. 24 Duke, Pitt head coach Jeff Capel addressed the media, including Pittsburgh Sports Now.

Capel looked back upon his time spent at Duke and the decision to leave Durham to take the Pitt head coaching position. He also spoke about recruiting, the overall landscape in college basketball right now, Duke’s team, John Hugley, Jamarius Burton, and much more.

For a breakdown of the press conference sorted by time-stamp, check below the following link.

0:00-3:00: Duke Preview, Cameron Environment

3:20 – 5:55: Pitt’s Maturity, Older Guys Bonding

5:55 – 6:24: John Hugley questions

6:30 – 7:58: Duke’s Roach, Filipowski breakdown

8:00 – 8:50: Jamarius Burton’s Impact, Leadership

9:20 – 13:15: Making the Move from Duke to Pitt, Recruiting to Pitt, NIL/Transfer Rules/COVID

13:20 – 15:50: Team-building meetings, maturity

15:55 – 16:23: Process after a loss

16:40 – 17:00: Rebounding importance Vs. Duke

17:00 – 17:40: Maturity

17:55 – 18:50: 2023 Signing Class Visit Recap (Lowe, Barnes, Carrington)

19:20 – 20:10: Thoughts of Being Next Duke Coach, Accepting Job at Pitt

20:10 – 21:40: Other HC Jobs That He Interviewed for

21:40 – 26:00: Perception Vs. Reality after taking Pitt Job, State of Pitt program when he took job, History of the program

26:20 – 27:25: Parity in College Basketball, Portal

27:30 – 28:00: Recruiting Pitch to Transfers

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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