Friday, September 2, 2011

The Most Celebrated Speed Weapon In Pitt Football History Takes The Field For The Panthers Tomorrow

When Pitt's footballers compete against Buffalo tomorrow, they will feature a celebrated new reliance on speed. Indeed, the Panthers will exhibit speed never before observed by Pitt fans, speed that Larry Fitzgerald and Marshall Goldberg could barely dream of, speed that Curtis Martin and Dion Lewis lacked, speed that Darrelle Revis and even Tony Dorsett (right) could not match.

We refer, of course, to Todd Graham's mouth.

Graham's "high-octane" talk and "fast-acting formula" promises may have sold some tickets, and generated headlines, and might produce more success than Dave Wannstedt delivered -- but so far it is just talk, with no evidence to support expectations of improvement.

Today's Post-Gazette reports that an Allderdice athlete has committed to play football at Pitt. To become a Panther, Tyrique Jarrett rejected an offer from LSU Texas Alabama Akron. So long as Pitt fishes in waters shared by Miami of Ohio, Kent State, Youngstown State, and Toledo, it seems reasonable to remain skeptical concerning whether the arrival a $2 million-per-year mouth is cause to invoke memories of Johnny Majors.

Infytune: Talk To Me, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (with Bruce Springsteen)
Infytune: This Time It's For Real, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

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