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Sunday, October 21, 2007
Pitt Fans Put Cincy Win in Perspective
Pittsburgh - Pitt football fans are rejoicing the team's victory over the Bearcats. "Oh man, this team really showed me something," exclaimed one message board poster. "This is just the tip of the iceberg." Similar sentiments are being echoed around town and the internet. One commentator stated, "We've only got 1 loss in conference, just behind UConn. Anything can happen. After watching our guys against Cincinnati, I think there's a good chance, I mean, a REAL good chance we finish strong and get to the BCS game."
Other fans expressed similar optimim after this weekend's win. "If you would have told me that at this point in the season Pitt would be 3-4 after beating Cincinnati at home, I would have been ecstatic. We're obviously right on schedule. Hold that thought - we're AHEAD of schedule. This win shows the improvement that I just knew Wannstedt would get out of these guys. And with Buddy Morris' training, the players are just going to get stronger as the season progresses. And you know our opponents will get worn down. I predicted 8-4 before the season and it's playing out just as I knew it would. We're easily looking at returning to the BCS or at least the Gator."
Joe Adams from Blawnox provided more insight. "Frankly, this is what I expected with a young team - start slow and get better as the season goes on. We Pitt fans are always quite practical in our assessments. A good game usually leads to bigger and better things. It's very unlike Pitt to have a good game and follow it up with a poor performance. Momentum is obviously building and the guys are finally buying into Wannstedt, Rhoades, and Cavanaugh's plan. We're riding this wave all the way to the conference championship and the first of Shady's three consecutive Heisman's."
Pitt looks to continue it's consistent progress on Saturday at Lousiville.