Originally Posted by dougdirt
I think this comment is right and wrong. Pitt can shut up about Cincinnati, that is for sure..... but, as for saying Utah is an unranked team.... well sure, but we don't really know how good/bad they are at this point either. Lets see where they are in 5-6 games and have a decent idea of the team they are.
Fair point, but my point is that even if Utah is a top-25 team (and they probably are), the supposed "consensus favorite to win the Big East" should have gone out to Salt Lake a winner. It's a testament to how Pitt is annually overrated in the pre-season polls.
Wannstache chronically gets his team to under-perform and fails to play to their strengths. Last night, Pitt was stubbornly committed to the run down 11 even though Utah sold-out against it all night. Wannstache should have opened things up, forced Utah to double-cover Baldwin and then unleash Lewis on them. As a UC fan, I'm thrilled he's the great equalizer for all of their NFL talent. Now, with a young offensive line and a new starter at QB, they're likely to improve offensively and could look very different by the time they make the trip to Clifton.