Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2014 Goal: $450.00 - To Date: $450.00 (100.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > General Football > NCAA Football


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers

An important history lesson for you TRUE Steelers fans!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-01-2009, 05:26 PM   #321
Dino 6 Rings
Living Legend
 
Dino 6 Rings's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Arkansas (formerly New Jersey)
Posts: 8,279
Gender: Male
Member Number: 6891
Thanks: 32
Thanked 107 Times in 59 Posts
Default Re: Lets go Pitt Football!

Pitt Football Notebook: Wannstedt will try again to redshirt QB Bostick
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
By Paul Zeise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Matt Freed/Post-GazettePitt will attempt to redshirt quarterback Pat Bostick.Pitt backup quarterback Pat Bostick might get that redshirt he missed out on last season.

Bostick is the odd man out in Pitt's quarterback derby as Panthers coach Dave Wannstedt announced yesterday that redshirt freshman Tino Sunseri will be the backup to Bill Stull.

"Bill Stull is the starter. Tino Sunseri will be the No. 2," Wannstedt said. "I told Tino Sunseri, the wish list is to get him playing time. We want to get him in as many games as we can. We'll take it one week at a time. We would like to redshirt Pat if we could. He is all for that."

Bostick was headed for a redshirt last season, but that changed when he was put into the Navy game (the sixth game of the season) during mop-up time. Coaches said they needed to get him ready because he hadn't played a game and they had lost confidence in backup Kevan Smith. Two weeks later, however, it turned out to be a good decision as Stull was hurt and Bostick started against Notre Dame and led the Panthers to a 36-33 four-overtime victory.

The idea of redshirting Bostick may be a good one on paper, but it is contingent on two things -- Stull staying healthy and playing well and Sunseri proving he is ready to play, given that he should get some opportunities early in the season.

Wannstedt made it clear, however, that if Stull gets hurt or falters, Sunseri would be the starter.

"Tino Sunseri is the guy," Wannstedt said. "Tino is going to be an outstanding quarterback for us. He had a very good camp. I think the big thing is to get him some playing time and to get him in the action a little bit. I believe that he will learn and I believe that he will progress. Nothing is scripted out [Saturday for the Youngstown State game]. He is prepared to play. We'll see how the game unfolds."

Walk-ons earn scholarships
Two walk-on specialists -- redshirt junior punter/kicker Dan Hutchins and redshirt sophomore holder/quarterback Andrew Janocko -- earned scholarships for this season and beyond.

Wannstedt said both players earned the reward because they have both proven to be good students, hard workers and they play important roles on the team.

"That's a real positive thing for those kids, and for our program," Wannstedt said. "A lot of schools talk about rewarding these young players who walk on. It's easier said than done. You wish you had more, because we do have a couple of kids who have been with us for a couple of years who are very deserving. These kids work as hard as the scholarship players. They are trying to find ways to make ends meet financially. Any chance you get to help out that burden is a good thing."

Quick hits
It is clearly a game week -- Wannstedt was extremely vague about injuries other than to say "we are expecting the majority of our guys back for this game." At the end of camp, the Panthers had several key players ailing, including defensive end Jabaal Sheard (knee) and tight ends Nate Byham (concussion) and Dorin Dickerson (hamstring). ... Pitt's nine national championship trophies and the Steelers' six Super Bowl trophies will be on display at Heinz Field's Coca-Cola Great Hall before the game Saturday. Former coach Johnny Majors also will be on hand to sign autographs from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ... Antwuan Reed and Ricky Gary will be the backup corners and Jarred Holley will see time at strong safety.



Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09244...#ixzz0PtP7FXKb
__________________
SuperBowl Wins - How many does YOUR team have?
Steelers 6, 49ers 5, Boys 5, Packers 4, Giants 4, Skins 3, Raiders 3, Pats 3, Broncos 2, Fins 2, Colts 2, Ravens 2 Bears 1,Jets 1, Bucs 1, Rams 1, Chiefs 1, Seahawks 1, Saints1
Dino 6 Rings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2009, 05:30 PM   #322
Dino 6 Rings
Living Legend
 
Dino 6 Rings's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Arkansas (formerly New Jersey)
Posts: 8,279
Gender: Male
Member Number: 6891
Thanks: 32
Thanked 107 Times in 59 Posts
Default Re: Lets go Pitt Football!

Pittsburgh Chosen As 2009 BIG EAST Football Favorite

NEWPORT, R.I. – If the results of the conference’s annual preseason media poll are any indication, no one can really be sure what to expect with regard to the 2009 BIG EAST title. In a poll that saw four different teams earn multiple first-place votes and the top five teams separated by just 35 points, Pittsburgh emerged from a tight field as the favorite to take the 2009 BIG EAST championship.

The Panthers received eight of a possible 24 first-place votes to finish with 161 points in the poll of media representatives from each of the eight BIG EAST markets. Pittsburgh returns 14 starters from last year’s squad, which was one of the most improved teams in the nation, with a particularly veteran presence on the offensive and defensive lines. In addition, Dave Wannstedt’s squad returns a pair of veteran quarterbacks in Bill Stull and Pat Bostick and boasts a potential breakout star in wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin.

West Virginia, which has won the BIG EAST title twice in the last four years, was a close second in the poll with 151 points and five first-place votes. The Mountaineers finished tied with Pittsburgh and Rutgers for second in the BIG EAST last year and were 9-4 overall, with three of the losses coming by a combined 10 points, including two in overtime. Head coach Bill Stewart welcomes back eight starters on defense, including veteran middle linebacker Reed Williams, and has one of nation’s most explosive offensive players in running back Noel Devine.

With 144 points, Cincinnati was tabbed third in the preseason poll, despite the Bearcats’ receiving as many first-place votes as Pittsburgh. Brian Kelly’s group enjoyed a magical year in 2008 as Cincinnati won the outright BIG EAST title and played in a BCS bowl game for the first time in program history. The Bearcats return big-play quarterback Tony Pike and wideout Mardy Gilyard – the 2008 BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Year – but will have to find a way to replace 10 departed starters on defense.

USF received three first-place votes and was fourth in the poll with 130 points. Head coach Jim Leavitt has had the Bulls ranked in the national top 10 in each of the last two seasons and a return trip could well be in store thanks to the return of all-America defensive end George Selvie and quarterback Matt Grothe, who is poised to become the BIG EAST’s career leader in total offense.

Rutgers was chosen fifth in the poll with 126 points, just four points behind USF. Greg Schiano’s Scarlet Knights will have to replace impact players at quarterback and wide receiver, but All-BIG EAST tackle Anthony Davis leads a veteran offensive line that should rank among the nation’s best in 2009.

Connecticut was pegged for sixth in the preseason poll with 74 points as the Huskies lost four players in the first two rounds of the 2009 NFL Draft, including the nation’s leading rusher in Donald Brown. Randy Edsall has proven to be a master at developing talent, however, and the Huskies turn to veteran linebacker Scott Lutrus to lead a consistent and talented defense.

Louisville was picked seventh with 51 points as the Cardinals enter the year in the unfamiliar position of being unproven at quarterback. Head coach Steve Kragthorpe will turn to standout running back Victor Anderson – the 2008 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year – to shoulder much of the load to keep the Louisville offense in its regular place among the nation’s best.

Syracuse was slotted eighth in the preseason balloting. Doug Marrone enters his first year as head coach at his alma mater and will look to wide receiver Mike Williams and a veteran offensive line to get the Orange back on track.


2009 BIG EAST Football Preseason Media Poll


Rank Team Points
1. Pittsburgh (8) 161
2. West Virginia (5) 151
3. Cincinnati (8) 144
4. USF (3) 130
5. Rutgers 126
6. Connecticut 74
7. Louisville 51
8. Syracuse 27

http://www.bigeast.org/ViewArticle.d...CLID=204767345
__________________
SuperBowl Wins - How many does YOUR team have?
Steelers 6, 49ers 5, Boys 5, Packers 4, Giants 4, Skins 3, Raiders 3, Pats 3, Broncos 2, Fins 2, Colts 2, Ravens 2 Bears 1,Jets 1, Bucs 1, Rams 1, Chiefs 1, Seahawks 1, Saints1
Dino 6 Rings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2009, 05:32 PM   #323
steelersfanman92
Starter
 
steelersfanman92's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Indy
Posts: 619
Gender: Male
Member Number: 3372
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Lets go Pitt Football!

I really think that Bostick should be starting. Stull is a bum and hasn't shown that he deserves his spot Bostick has proved that he has potential to be pretty good while I have not seen that from Stull.
__________________
steelersfanman92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2009, 06:02 PM   #324
Dino 6 Rings
Living Legend
 
Dino 6 Rings's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Arkansas (formerly New Jersey)
Posts: 8,279
Gender: Male
Member Number: 6891
Thanks: 32
Thanked 107 Times in 59 Posts
Default Re: Lets go Pitt Football!

Quote:
Originally Posted by steelersfanman92 View Post
I really think that Bostick should be starting. Stull is a bum and hasn't shown that he deserves his spot Bostick has proved that he has potential to be pretty good while I have not seen that from Stull.
Hot dang man, I feel the exact same way. I hate watching Stull play. I cringe everytime he drops back to pass. With Bostick, I at least feel like he can Make the throws, with Stull, its like having a root canal every game.

This Suneri kid may end up with the job if Stull craps the bed again and hopefully Bostick can finally get the Redshirt season we've been trying to give him for 2 years except Stull kept getting hurt.
__________________
SuperBowl Wins - How many does YOUR team have?
Steelers 6, 49ers 5, Boys 5, Packers 4, Giants 4, Skins 3, Raiders 3, Pats 3, Broncos 2, Fins 2, Colts 2, Ravens 2 Bears 1,Jets 1, Bucs 1, Rams 1, Chiefs 1, Seahawks 1, Saints1
Dino 6 Rings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 10:58 AM   #325
Dino 6 Rings
Living Legend
 
Dino 6 Rings's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Arkansas (formerly New Jersey)
Posts: 8,279
Gender: Male
Member Number: 6891
Thanks: 32
Thanked 107 Times in 59 Posts
Default Re: Lets go Pitt Football!

Freshman wows Pitt with formidable skills

If Adam Gunn wasn't impressed with Dan Mason before he bench-pressed 395 pounds and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds prior to Pitt's training camp, the sixth-year senior middle linebacker is now.

After watching the freshman from Penn Hills play with the presence of a veteran, Gunn didn't dismiss the possibility that he might end up playing next to Mason sometime this season instead of starting ahead of him.

"He's a fast guy, he's very physical and he has leadership characteristics that are ready to break through. When he gets the opportunity, I'm sure he'll shine," Gunn said. "It's my job to take him under my wing and watch film with him and make sure he understands exactly what's going on out there, make sure he's in his playbook. It's the whole mental aspect he's missing right now. Once he gets that, he's going to be a great player for us."

How great?

Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt has called Mason the "real deal," and compared his traits favorably with three former Pitt linebackers playing in the NFL.

"He's got (Scott) McKillop's playmaking ability, H.B. Blades' seriousness and Clint Session's athletic ability," Wannstedt said. "He's like a combination of all those guys."

Not to put any pressure on Mason, considering that McKillop led the nation in tackles in 2007 and joined Blades as recipient of Big East defensive player of the year and first-team All-America honors and that Session starts for the Indianapolis Colts.

The 6-foot, 231-pounder wanted to prove that he wasn't just a workout warrior, so he treated the first day of practice in full pads as if it were an audition for a segment of ESPN's "Jacked Up." Soon, he was running with the second-team defense and looking like a star of the future - if not sooner.

"You see guys who can bench press a house but they can't do a lick on the field," Mason said. "I just wanted to go out there and prove that I have the skills, as well as the strength, and I can put them all together and be a good player."

Mason is one of three true freshmen expected to play when Pitt hosts Youngstown State at 1 p.m. Saturday at Heinz Field - tailbacks Dion Lewis and Ray Graham are the others -- and will start on the kickoff coverage and punt-return units.

Mason might actually prefer if the Panthers lost the coin toss.

"Being on kickoff, I'm just going to go out there and try to bust somebody's head and set the tone for the game," Mason said. "I know the defense is going to handle it and stop them, so I won't mind."

Wannstedt was so impressed with Mason's tenacity that the Pitt coach tells a story already bordering on the legendary. When ordered by strength and conditioning coach Buddy Morris to perform up-downs, an exercise that involves dropping from standing position into a push-up repeatedly, Wannstedt recalled that Mason "attacked those 25 up-downs like it was the opposing ball-carrier."

"I'd never seen a guy be that aggressive doing up-downs," Wannstedt said. "It's just his nature. You never have to talk him about giving effort. You're never going to have to talk to him about being ready to go."

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pitt.../s_641072.html
__________________
SuperBowl Wins - How many does YOUR team have?
Steelers 6, 49ers 5, Boys 5, Packers 4, Giants 4, Skins 3, Raiders 3, Pats 3, Broncos 2, Fins 2, Colts 2, Ravens 2 Bears 1,Jets 1, Bucs 1, Rams 1, Chiefs 1, Seahawks 1, Saints1
Dino 6 Rings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2009, 02:15 PM   #326
Dino 6 Rings
Living Legend
 
Dino 6 Rings's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Arkansas (formerly New Jersey)
Posts: 8,279
Gender: Male
Member Number: 6891
Thanks: 32
Thanked 107 Times in 59 Posts
Default Re: Lets go Pitt Football!

Audio Stream for the Pitt game.

http://www.fox970.com/cc-common/onde....html?world=st
__________________
SuperBowl Wins - How many does YOUR team have?
Steelers 6, 49ers 5, Boys 5, Packers 4, Giants 4, Skins 3, Raiders 3, Pats 3, Broncos 2, Fins 2, Colts 2, Ravens 2 Bears 1,Jets 1, Bucs 1, Rams 1, Chiefs 1, Seahawks 1, Saints1
Dino 6 Rings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2009, 02:33 PM   #327
hindes204
Assistant Coach
 
hindes204's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,217
Gender: Male
Member Number: 7614
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Lets go Pitt Football!

i cant watch it over here...or listen to the stream...how do they look
__________________
MAY GOD LET THE TRUTH BE SEEN...WE WILL NEVER GIVE UP MIKE
www.justiceformike.net
hindes204 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2009, 02:42 PM   #328
Dino 6 Rings
Living Legend
 
Dino 6 Rings's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Arkansas (formerly New Jersey)
Posts: 8,279
Gender: Male
Member Number: 6891
Thanks: 32
Thanked 107 Times in 59 Posts
Default Re: Lets go Pitt Football!

Quote:
Originally Posted by hindes204 View Post
i cant watch it over here...or listen to the stream...how do they look
Got no visual myself, just the audio but they are stomping a mudhole in the Youngstown state. 21-3.

144 Rushing yards in just the first half. Ridiculous.
__________________
SuperBowl Wins - How many does YOUR team have?
Steelers 6, 49ers 5, Boys 5, Packers 4, Giants 4, Skins 3, Raiders 3, Pats 3, Broncos 2, Fins 2, Colts 2, Ravens 2 Bears 1,Jets 1, Bucs 1, Rams 1, Chiefs 1, Seahawks 1, Saints1
Dino 6 Rings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2009, 03:33 PM   #329
Dino 6 Rings
Living Legend
 
Dino 6 Rings's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Arkansas (formerly New Jersey)
Posts: 8,279
Gender: Male
Member Number: 6891
Thanks: 32
Thanked 107 Times in 59 Posts
Default Re: Lets go Pitt Football!

12mins left in the 4th. Panthers 38. Y State 3.
__________________
SuperBowl Wins - How many does YOUR team have?
Steelers 6, 49ers 5, Boys 5, Packers 4, Giants 4, Skins 3, Raiders 3, Pats 3, Broncos 2, Fins 2, Colts 2, Ravens 2 Bears 1,Jets 1, Bucs 1, Rams 1, Chiefs 1, Seahawks 1, Saints1
Dino 6 Rings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2009, 03:36 PM   #330
hindes204
Assistant Coach
 
hindes204's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,217
Gender: Male
Member Number: 7614
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Lets go Pitt Football!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dino 6 Rings View Post
12mins left in the 4th. Panthers 38. Y State 3.
Nice....I figured Pitt would blow em out, but you never know...any givin Saturday....its nice to see them get off to a good start
__________________
MAY GOD LET THE TRUTH BE SEEN...WE WILL NEVER GIVE UP MIKE
www.justiceformike.net
hindes204 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts