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I can appreciate your outlook. Alabama is not far behind Pitt. I will concede that though your not gonna make that much more going to Pitt. I do agree with the home part.
It's not a stereotype, trust me, been through Bama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana plenty of times.....
I'm pretty sure the Pitt/Temple game was Pitt's only game against an FBS school that wasn't on national TV this year. Pitt gets plenty of exposure.
I'm sure you were able to fool your professors by connecting the dots much better than these jokers are able to sneak their hoopie-esque BS by us.
This post was edited by Pitt0008mmd 19 months ago
You got it Rocco! Badda Bing!
Well I'm sorry. Didn't realize you had a close and personal relationship with him. If he doesn't care then so be it. Like I said earlier. I still think he signs with Pitt.
1 - Uh, yeah, it matters to recruits.
2- Uh, yeah, there is a HUGE difference in facilities. Trust me. Bama has more money invested in their new weight room than Pitt has in their football stadium...er, wait, you don't have a stadium of your own.
3 - Coaching doesn't matter to recruits? Dude, you're embarrassing yourself.
4 - Bama is on National TV almost every week playing against teams from the conference that has won 6 national titles in a row. Is Pitt? The only time Bama isn't on national TV is when they play teams of PItt's caliber. Sorry, it's true.
5 - Tradition. Seriously, if you don't believe us ask Notre Dame, Oklahoma, USC, etc... how tradition helps in recruiting.
6 - Fans in this state are obsessed with football every day of the year. When your talking about the Steelers or the Pirates, etc.., we're still focused on Bama football. College football IS sports down here. If you're a CFB recruit, that matters.
7 - Gameday environment. You've never experienced a football game in an SEC stadium. You simply wouldn't understand. It's not the same as Pitt. Trust me.
WTF is this?
Were talking "National" exposure here.
LMAO...I have no clue
And you're not going to make anymore in the NFL draft/career by choosing another school over Pitt. So there ya have it.
What else can we say?
-We've cranked out 2 first round WRs and a second round WR in the last 10 years, one of whom is arguably the best WR in the NFL and a sure shot HOFer (despite being mired in Arizona)
-currently have a WR who is exploring his NFL prospects as a junior, and will set various Pitt career receiving records next year (also had a resurgence under the new staff)
-have immediate playing time available at WR in an offense that spreads the ball around
- have a head coach who is one of the best offensive minds in the country (and made our terrible QB look good on paper this year - you have no idea what kind of miracle that was),
- have signed two straight 4-star QBs with a third committed for 2014,
- have another QB on the roster who was a 4-star QB out of high school and will eligible next year after a transfer season (so every QB who would ever throw a ball to Rob Foster is top shelf),
- have a top flight RB around for at least two more years to open things up for the passing game (who chose Pitt over Bama 10 months ago), with said RB happening to be a very close friend of Foster;
- have gotten almost every top recruit out of Beaver County, PA, well, since Joe Namath about 100 years ago
- have a number of Foster's close friends in our recruiting class that is closing very strong (including fellow WR Tyler Boyd)
- have family members of Foster's on the current roster;
- are getting all of the top players in Western PA in this class, including two other national recruits
- provide the chance to be a hometown hero for life, which is important -- around here, they talk about MArino and Dorsett first, Montana next (ND has a huge following in PA), and wayyyyy down the list are guys like Namath and Unitas, who left home for college (not saying that's right or wrong, but it's the truth);
- provide the chance to play in front of friends and family, including his mother who lives several hours away in Philly
- provide the chance to be a Heisman finalist (Fitz did it recently)
- provide the chance to be "The Man" (some do prefer the big fish in a small pond environment);
- obviously Bama has a better shot at a title, and BCS games, but Pitt could very well win an ACC crown during Foster's career.
- at Pitt he plays under a WR coach who played 14 seasons in the NFL with limited physical ability. You've got Al Groh's kid. Big advantage for Pitt.
There's a sampling for you. Look, Bama is the premier college football program in the country. We can't dispute that. But we aren't lining up 11 on 11 here. This is a Pittsburgh kid choosing a college. There are reasons for him to pick Bama, and there are reasons for him to pick Pitt. Pitt has more factors in it's favor because he's local, but Bama is Bama. This time, Bama is the underdog, and that's a fact - if it's Bama, it's an upset, but it's certainly possible.
This post was edited by RJA 66 19 months ago
Pitt is almost NEVER on TV nationwide. It's regional so, yes, you see it on your TV in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. And exposure means more than the game on TV. Watch ESPN. See how often they talk about Pitt football as compared to Bama. See what I mean?
Basing an opinion of an entire group because of a small sampling of people IS stereotyping.
This post was edited by RollTider54 19 months ago
Was the WEEK 12 Western Carolina vs Alabama game on national TV?
This is about right.
The "good education" thing is so overblown. How much education are these kids really receiving? There is a difference between getting free tuition and getting a good education that develops a set of employable skills for when you graduate.
Sorry, inside joke between me and my best friend who is a huge Pitt fan and lurks on this board. If it makes a difference, I laughed as I typed it.
Sure you will. Which coaching staff can develop the talent to be displayed on Sat? It does make a difference in draft position. The higher the position the better the money
Meh, at a certain level of badness, who cares which bad is worse? ;-)
I can live that as well
Do anyone of you even know what kind of facilities Pitt has? A couple extra yards in an indoor facilities is nothing compared to the UPMC sports performance complex sitting right next door to the training facilities.
And actually, the Alabama program is not as close to an NFL as you'll get. The Pitt kids train right next door to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the kids interact all the time, the coaches interact all the time, so actually, Pitt is as close to an NFL team as you'll get.
Pay attention! He already said when we play teams of the caliber of Pitt they are not televised.......
Alabama has played 10 of it's 12 games this year on ESPN or CBS. National TV as in every TV set that has cable in America. I'm pretty sure Pitt hasn't.
No actually of their 10 FBS games this year. 3 were nationally on ESPNU, 3 were weeknight nationally televised games, 1 nationally on NBC, last game was nationally on ESPN2. Now that I think about it 2 games (Buffalo and Temple) were regional. Of course Bama gets more national coverage than Pitt. They're a national contender and Pitt is 6-6. But a lot of local kids want to be the players that turn Pitt back into a major contender. If they can get roster and continue recruiting at the level they have the last couple years, they could definitely become a contender in the ACC and get close to the coverage that FSU and Clemson get. Sure it's not the same coverage as Bama, but look how hyped Sammy Watkins is. If he's a great player at Pitt, he'll get noticed just like Larry Fitzgerald did.
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