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Two more Connecticut players have ended their football careers because of health concerns. Their decisions were announced a week after starting quarterback Casey Cochran quit because of concussions.
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Pitt running back James Conner had a relatively light workload in the Panthers' opener. In the 62-0 rout, Pitt didn't need him all that much and he ended up taking only 14 carries.
Hamilton Tiger-Cat's quarterback Zach Collaros runs the ball past Saskatchewan Roughriders' John Chick and Brian Peters during the second half of their CFL football game in Hamilton, September 14, 2014. Hamilton Tiger-Cat's quarterback Zach Collaros runs the ball past Saskatchewan Roughriders' John Chick and Brian Peters during the second half of their CFL football game in Hamilton, September 14, 2014.
On the bright side, Doug Martin was ruled out before Sunday's early afternoon games. On the down side, owners had roughly 15 minutes to assess Bobby Rainey's value versus their bench guys and come to a decision.
Zach Collaros was solid, completing 29 of his 36 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns, while newcomer Terrell Sinkfield returned a punt 57 yards to the house, as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats downed the visiting Roughriders 28-3 on Sunday afternoon. The Ticats were also pushed offensively by receiver Andy Fantuz, who reeled in 11 catches for 108 yards, as well as tailback Mossis Madu, who registered 91 total yards on 12 touches.
The FIU Panthers got out to an unexpectedly hot start Saturday afternoon but were ultimately defeated by Pittsburgh, 42-25. The FIU Panthers forced a punt on Pittsburgh's opening drive with some help from a Michael Wakefield sack.
In the second half of Pitt's game against Florida International, head coach Paul Chryst made a curious move by replacing starting quarterback Chad Voytik with backup Trey Anderson. The move only lasted a series but with the Panthers up by only seven, the move made little sense to, well, just about everyone.
The legacy of Art Rooney is not one of abandonment, but rather, support and acceptance, even when times aren't good. In the wake of two underwhelming performances by the Steelers in Weeks 1 and 2 of the 2014 season, the pundits' traveling medicine show is out in full force, bearing every manner of snake-oil tonics reckoned to quickly cure the grievous and myriad ills now ailing the Black and Gold.
Former Pitt wrestlers hope to work as part of a NASCAR pit crew, as Matt Wilps, Donnie Tasser and Zac Thomusseit have joined the Hendrick Motorsports development program, the University of Pittsburgh wrestling website announced Friday. Tasser wrestled at 157 pounds for the Panthers, Wilps at 197, and Thomusseit at heavyweight.
With an early 16-0 Pitt deficit, a lightning delay, three safeties, Dave Wannstedt blowing up Steve Pederson at halftime, fumbling issues, and a Chad Voetik benching, things were, say, interesting in Pitt's 42-25 win over Florida International. The early start was beyond disappointing.
Ever wonder if former Pitt football head coach Dave Wannstedt is still holding a grudge against Pitt athletics director, Steve Pederson? That question was answered on Saturday at halftime of the team's game against Florida International. In what was one of the most premeditated things you'll ever see, the former Pitt coach somehow managed to crush Pederson when analyzing the first half of the game.
Pitt fans will have a nice opportunity to check out Pitt's next opponent when Iowa takes on their rivals in Iowa State on Saturday. How can you see it? The Panthers take on Florida International at Heinz Field on Saturday at noon and of course you can see it on Fox Sports 1. What will Pitt's next opponent be doing on Saturday and how can you do a little scouting? Unlike last weekend when you pretty much had to travel to see Florida International play, you can tune in to ESPN to check out the Iowa Hawkeyes this week.
The Panthers face Florida International later today in their third contest of the early season. So far so good, as Pitt has beaten their first two opponents - Delaware and Boston College.
In the absence of starting quarterback Darian Durant, centre, the Saskatchewan Roughriders' understudies -- Tino Sunseri, left, and Seth Doege, 7 -- will each move up a notch on the team's depth chart. Tino Sunseri and Darian Durant have more in common than being quarterbacks with the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Despite the two monster games Pitt running back James Conner has put together, I'm still in the camp of it being way too early to talk about him for national awards. It would be one thing if Conner were an early favorite, but since he's not, he's really going to have impress voters if Pitt hovers around being a 7-8 win team.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 01:57 pm
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