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Episode 266 - Final CFB Playoff Rankings, Crazy Coaching Carousel, & Pitt Basketball

There’s SO MUCH to talk about. Alabama is in. Ohio State is out. People are jammed. We debate the Final Four, the structure of the College Football Playoff Committee, and whether or not they should expand the playoff field to 6-8 teams. We also talk about the absolute craziness that has been the 2017 coaching carousel, focusing on how Tennessee is making Pitt’s past coaching debacles look like a non-issue. Then, we dig into the 2017 Pitt basketball season to date. The theme of this year:...

Duration: 01:22:23

Episode 265 - Don’t Play Pitt in November; Pitt Upsets Miami

The Kenny Picket era has begun! We look back at Pitt's huge upset over #2 Miami at Heinz Field, give our takes on the freshman's first career start at QB, the play of the offense, defense, as well as the coaches in Pitt's season finale.

Duration: 01:19:57

Episode 264 - My Chance to Rant; Pitt Loses at VT

We're nearing the season's end. Things haven't been going well. Here's Chris's chance to rant about the team, the fan base, and more.

Duration: 00:41:41

Episode 263 - We’ve Hit Our Breaking Point; Pitt Loses to UNC

Pitt lost to North Carolina. You can probably guess how this episode is going to go....

Duration: 01:01:05

Episode 262 - Predicting the CFB Playoff; ACC Teams That Suck; Previewing Pitt-UNC

Pitt is undefeated against bye week. Take that to the bank. Now that things like yard work and enjoying the outside world are in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to get back to business and preview America’s biggest college football game: Pitt-UNC. How bad does UNC suck? A lot. Can Pitt beat them? Probably, but we are terrified of predicting it. Before we get into breaking down Thursday’s game, we look at the College Football Playoff and break down who’s in, who’s out, and who needs help to...

Duration: 01:23:42

Episode 261 - STUFF IS HAPPENING; Pitt Beats Virginia

Pitt is starting to improve, and that’s worth getting excited about. No, they’re not perfect. The team is far from that. But it’s improving with a lot of young talent, and that’s what this episode centers around. For once, we start things off talking about the defense, because that unit had a dominant performance on Saturday. From pressuring the quarterback, to creating turnovers and providing strong defense in the secondary, the defensive side of the ball was as good as we’ve seen in a...

Duration: 01:11:07

Episode 260 - Who Wants to Be A Pitt QB? Pitt Beats Duke

Too often, we haven’t had a lot of positives to focus on this season. So, with Pitt’s come-from-behind victory at Duke this weekend, we do our best to focus on the positives. Darrin Hall, the offensive line, and the Pitt secondary all had banner days. However, there were some questionable coaching decisions and lingering offensive issues that we have to discuss as well. All told, it’s nice to talk about a win. Couple that with Chris’s road trip, and then previewing Pitt-UVA, we hope you’ll...

Duration: 01:38:22

Episode 259 - I Wanted it to Go Better; Pitt Loses to N.C. State

We’re back with the same old story. Defense? Pretty darn good. Special teams? Not terrible. Offense? … I don’t wanna talk about it … But we do, in great detail. The offense, in a word, was putrid, and it’s hard to blame anyone other than Shawn Watson and the Pitt coaching staff. There was confusion at quarterback, the play calling was super confusing, and once again this offense wasted a strong defensive performance. We break all of that down, plus go through your reaction to Kenny...

Duration: 01:27:10

Episode 258 - I Never Liked That Red Shirt Anyway… Pitt Loses to Syracuse

Well, that was interesting… Pitt lost another game they could have won, and we’re left to pick up the pieces. This one was extra strange, though, as Max Browne got hurt and Kenny Pickett’s red shirt ended up getting burnt for the last play of the game. Along the way, there were positives and negatives. Some positives? Well, the defense played mostly well, Alex Kessman was automatic from distance, and Jordan Whitehead is still REALLY good at football. The negatives? Pitt doesn’t seem to...

Duration: 01:26:51

Episode 257 - Pitt Beats Rice, Scheduling Strategies, & Cheating in College Sports

Finally, for the first time in the 2017 season Pitt did exactly what it should — dominate an inferior opponent. That being the case, we have mostly good things to discuss in this week’s episode! Max Browne was slingin’ it, the receivers were catching it, and Pitt racked up the points. On defense, it was a solid effort from a lot of young players. There were question marks — the offensive line, running backs, etc. — and we talk about them, too. Then we move on to talk about our confidence...

Duration: 01:17:52

Episode 256 - Searching For an Identity; Pitt Blown Out by OK State

This week was rough. Pitt got blown out and looked terrible in just about every facet of the game against Oklahoma State. With that said, we do our best to try and figure out what Pitt is, and what Pitt isn’t, through three games. We break down offense, defense, special teams, and coaching, and we also do a lot of searching for answers. All that — plus listener voicemails, texts, and tweets — are straight ahead, in Episode 256!

Duration: 01:31:22

Episode 255 — Mistakes in Happy Valley; Pitt Loses to Penn State

Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes. That sums up Pitt’s afternoon at Penn State. Amidst quite a few encouraging factors, Pitt was its own worst enemy in a 33-14 loss. Max Browne struggled, the offense couldn’t punch the ball in the endzone from the redzone, and the game plan was weird. Chris breaks it down this week from his perspective, along with in-game voicemails from he and Dan throughout the game. We have instant reaction from listeners, too, with our first installment of Pitt reverbs....

Duration: 01:09:21

Episode 254 - It’s Hate Week; Recapping Pitt-YSU & Previewing Penn State

Well… There’s a lot to talk about after Week 1. Pitt wasn’t terribly inspiring in a 28-21 overtime loss against Youngstown State. The fact that it went to OT contributed to that. The bland offense and crumbling defense played a part in it. Now we’re left to wonder how much of the performance was based on holding back plays from Penn State, and how much was actually related to Pitt’s potential flaws as a football team. We break down all aspects of the performance — offense, defense, special...

Duration: 01:48:45

Episode 253 - Wrapping Up Training Camp; Previewing Pitt-Youngstown State

It’s officially college football season! The long offseason is over. We wrap up training camp by going over all of the final storylines from last week. Then, we turn our sights toward Week 1 and Youngstown State. Here’s a full breakdown of this week’s topics: - Paris Ford showed up to camp. Will he redshirt? Will he play? - Max Browne named starter at QB; Dinucci the backup - Browne, Jester Weah, Avonte Maddox, Dennis Briggs named captains - AP Poll is out. Pitt has No. 6 PSU, No. 10 OK...

Duration: 01:31:40

Episode 252 - Pitt Season Predictions

We’re back with one of the most fun episodes we do all year… Pitt season predictions! It’s time to break down each and every Pitt game on the schedule and make our picks for how Pitt’s season will play out. As is tradition, we scare ourselves along the way with how well we have Pitt doing at certain points. We also dive into the rest of the ACC and declare our winners for the Atlantic and Coastal divisions. All that, and more (including a spirited talk about rice cakes), in Episode 252!

Duration: 01:28:01

Episode 251 - Injuries, Suspensions, Position Battles, & Paris Ford

Dan is back from the great white north. Chris found some time where he wasn’t planning a wedding. Together, we got together to record the most impactful Pitt training camp podcast episode of all time. Naturally, we spent the first 10 minutes making fun of Jay Cutler and Tony Romo. Then, we got into it, talking about suspensions to Jordan Whitehead, Quinton Wirginis, Alex Bookser, and Aaron Matthews, along with Rori Blair’s dismissal. What affect will those have on the team? How do you feel...

Duration: 01:06:04

Episode 250 - Rapid Fire Offseason Pens Mash Up

We’ve been so busy Schultz Chugging since the Pens won the Cup, we forgot to record another episode! With that, we’re here to run through all of the hot topics since the offseason started. The draft, free agency, trades, etc. We cover it all. Here’s a list of everything we’ve got going on in Episode 250! - Pouliot, Archibald signed to new one-way deals - Tocchet to Arizona, Recchi to behind the bench, Gonchar promoted to full-time defensive coach. - Ron Cook says Kessel will be traded....

Duration: 00:33:02

Episode 249 - Pitt Mailbag; Depth Chart, Paris Ford, BUTT, & More

It’s been long enough. We’re back, and it’s time to kick off our 2017 Pitt football season coverage! We’ve been out of the loop for a while, so it’s time to recap quite a few topics. We also run through a ton of topics that have been sitting in our mail bag since we last recorded. Here’s a list of all the topics we discuss in Episode 249!

Duration: 01:15:27

Episode 248 - STANLEY STAYS HOME; Enjoying The Moment

Two years of podcasting. Two straight Stanley Cups. We are the most spoiled fans in hockey, and we don’t apologize for it. The Pittsburgh Penguins are back-to-back Stanley Cup champions, and we’re going to have one hell of a summer. In Episode 248, we’re here to live in the moment. No looking ahead to next year. Not yet. Right now, it’s time to enjoy the hell out of what we just witnessed. We talk about Game 6, the PPG watch party, Crosby winning the Conn Smythe, our favorite moments from...

Duration: 01:18:33

Episode 247 - Back to Square One; Pens-Preds Tied 2-2

Well, we’re back to where we started this thing. Only now, it’s a best of three. Luckily, the Penguins have home-ice advantage, which is a good thing, considering neither team has won on the road. We’re here to discuss all things relevant from Games 3 & 4, and then we set our sights on Game 5. Check out all of the topics we discussed below! - General Game 3 & Game 4 thoughts - Murray’s performances in Games 3 & 4 - The Fleury debate - Pekka Rinne’s turnaround - Atmosphere in Nashville -...

Duration: 01:30:54

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