College Football Preview: 22. Pittsburgh Panthers
Pittsburgh Panthers, Number Twenty-Two, Key Loss: QB Bill Stull
The Panthers have one of the brightest stars in college football with running back Dion Lewis who broke out in his freshman season. Lewis will take some pressure off expected new quarterback Tino Sunseri. Luckily, if Sunseri does start he has All Conference Selection Jonathan Baldwin to pass to. Lewis will be helped out by offensive tackle All Conference Selection Jason Pinkston. On defense coach Dave Wannestedt has a strong core of guys. Greg Romeus returns and is one of the better ends in the Big East. Jabaal Sheard a senior who returns will line up opposite against him. The linebackers return 2 starters, Greg Williams and Max Gruder, but the secondary needs some help. Both cornerbacks are playing their first year as starter. Luckily the Panthers have Dom DeCicco, a senior All Conference Selection. On speacial teams, kicker and punter Dan Hutchins, is an All Conference Selection at the kicker position.
Heisman Hopeful: Dion Lewis
Other Notable Players: Jonathan Baldwin
Key Games: Sept. 25 vs. Miami(Florida) Quick Pick: Greg Romeus will try to pressure Jacory Harris into making bad decisions while the 'Canes defense does the same to Dion Lewis. Miami wins.
October 9 vs. Notre Dame Quick Pick: Always a good game. Both teams lost their star quarterbacks. This game might just be decided by defense and Pitt is better at it. Pitt wins.