Lots of new Pitt Football Recruiting news plus Andrew Jones of Tar Heels Illustrated previews Pitt-North Carolina and talks ACC Coastal Division.
Why can these schools not get it right? Pitt should be playing Penn State and West Virginia in Football.
Recapping the month of June in recruiting, breaking down the situation at defensive tackle, and an interview with Pitt DT Tyrique Jarrett.
Pitt RB Coach Andre Powell joins the show on the backs & special teams, plus Ryan Donnelly on recruiting.
Guests are Jaryd Jones-Smith and Shakir Soto. Topics: close wins in 2015 and the 4 most important games in 2016. Plus OL configurations and Soto’s transition and what it could mean for the DT position. The close games from 2015 and the 4 key games in 2016.
Pitt is not just recruiting locally, they are recruiting nationally too under this regime. Never too early to preview the Pitt-Penn State Game!
QB recruiting, concerns about O-Line recruiting and Pitt QB commit Kenny Pickett’s head coach is a guest.
Pitt junior punter Ryan Winslow has been selected as one of 27 preseason watch-list candidates for the Ray Guy Award, which is presented annually by the Augusta Sports Council to the nation’s best collegiate punter.
Winslow (Maple Glen, Pa./La Salle College H.S.) was one of just two ACC punters touted among the early frontrunners for this year’s Ray Guy Award, along with Miami senior Justin Vogel.
Now entering his third season as Pitt’s starting punter, Winslow is coming off back-to-back seasons in which he averaged more than 40 yards per punt attempt.
In 2015, Winslow averaged 41.1 yards on his 63 punts, placing 21 inside the 20-yard line with a career-long boot of 60 yards at Georgia Tech. During the 2014 season, the then-redshirt freshman punter averaged 40.1 yards per punt on 50 attempts after seizing the starting punter role early on.
Additionally, last year under new special teams coordinator Andre Powell, Winslow’s punting ability helped the Panthers rank among the nation’s leaders in punt-return defense (19th, 4.19 yards per return) while posting an impressive net average of 37.5 yards per punt attempt.
Winslow is the latest Pitt football player to be named to a preseason watch list after junior running back James Conner was among those selected to the Maxwell Award watch list for College Player of the Year, senior defensive end Ejuan Price and sophomore safety Jordan Whitehead garnered early recognition from the Chuck Bednarik Award committee as College Defensive Player of the Year candidates and junior center Alex Officer received similar consideration from the Rimington Trophy for college football’s top center.