Draft Buzz: Lions have private workout with Pitt’s Bill Stull today; Ravens eyeing Pitt Tight ends?

 

Pitt players drawing interest Former Pitt Panthers tight end Dorin Dickerson is drawing plenty of interest around the league as is blocking tight end Nate Byham. Both players met with the Baltimore Ravens this week. Tight end is at the top of the Ravens wishlist in this April’s draft. Both teams have drawn interest from teams in the AFC North. The Steelers have shown interest in Byham as a late round target and the Cincinnati Bengals have expressed an interest in Dickerson. Dickerson is projected as a 2nd-3rd round pick. Byham is getting plenty of looks in the late rounds. Meanwhile, Former Pitt Panthers quarterback Bill Stull is visiting the Detroit Lions today and Stull will work out for the Lions this afternoon. According to one league source, Stull’s stock is on the rise and could get drafted in the late rounds. “Bill really helped himself after Pitt’s pro day,Read More »

STULL: TOUGH PAYS OFF

 

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. If Charles Dickens played quarterback, he would have been Bill Stull this past Saturday. Give Stull credit. He initially played so putrid, he was on his way to single-handedly sabotaging Pitt’s season. But Stull showed GUTS in the second half, undid his own damage and propelled Pitt to a crucial Big East Conference win over Connecticut. Don’t pity Stull because Pitt fans jeer him. It’s part of the job. Anyway, the barrage of boos at the start of the second half weren’t directed at Stull. The Heinz Field faithful were lamenting Dave Wannstedt’s decision to leave Stull in the game. It was a reasonable opinion to have. In the first half, Stull was as bad as a quarterback could possibly be. The Pitt senior made Kordell Stewart at his worst look like Johnny Unitas in his prime. StullRead More »

DON’T BOO STULL; WEEP FOR BALDWIN

 

Pitt fans booed Bill Stull. They cheered Tino Sunseri. They should weep for Jonathan Baldwin. Not too many truths became self-evident during Pitt’s season-opening win – it was only Youngstown State, after all – but the most worrisome was the minimization of Baldwin. Baldwin caught three balls, all in the second half. Only two passes went in his direction during the first 30 minutes, one a misfired screen that almost got Baldwin killed, the other an overthrown bomb. A press-box wag wondered aloud if Baldwin would transfer at halftime. Baldwin later hauled in a 42-yard aerial from Sunseri, but it was a balloon. Pure helium. Baldwin could have fair-caught it. Coach Dave Wannstedt cited the defensive attention paid Baldwin for the lack of touches provided the 6-6 receiver. But if new offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti Jr. can’t get Baldwin the ball against Youngstown State, what will happen against, say, Cincinnati?Read More »

Teel’s 6 TD’s lead Rutgers to 54-34 win over Pitt

 

Before a crowd of 51,161 at Heinz Field today Pitt gave up its most points since 1996 and the Panthers 10th ranked pass defense (nationally) couldn‚Äôt contain Rutgers quarterback Mike Teel who came into the game with only 3 touchdowns in seven games. Teel had his biggest game of the season connecting with Kenny Britt on scoring plays of 79, 7 and 26 yards, Tim Brown for 60 and 36 yards and Kevin Brock for 3 yards. Teel‚Äôs 36-yard pass to Brown made it 41-31 and came one play after Aaron Berry’s fumbled punt midway through the third quarter and not long after LeSean McCoy got the Panthers within 3 points on his fourth touchdown run of the day. Down 41-31, Pitt was dealt a serious blow when starting quarterback Bill Stull‚Äôs neck snapped backward as he was hurried by defensive back David Row on an incompletion. Stull lay motionlessRead More »

Pitt vs South Florida Preview

 

PITT at Syracuse Wrap Up Syracuse started fast and made some plays, but Pitt proved they were the better team in the 2nd half and won the game 34-24. It wasn‚Äôt the blowout everyone expected, but in the past that was the type of game Pitt usually lost. Pitt almost scored on every drive, but unfortunately they were most often field goals instead of touchdowns. The Pitt running game had a huge day and the defense owned the 4th Quarter like they have for the past 3 games. Pitt is now 3-1 heading into a crucial game on Thursday Night vs. South Florida. PITT at #10 South Florida Thursday 8 P.M. ESPN South Florida is 5-0 defeating Tennessee Martin, UCF (1-3), Kansas (3-1), Florida International (1-3), and N.C. State (2-3). South Florida has struggled a little on the road, unfortunately for the Panthers they play South Florida in Tampa. SouthRead More »