Reader jpoundr checks in with a Fanpost on the Cincinnati game. Use the Fanpost section over to the right to write your own and we may publish it on the front page.
Needless to say, the season has not gotten off to a great start.
The loss to YSU has made the Cincinnati game much more important. Not only is it the first conference game and a chance for the team to regain confidence, it also will determine the attendance in the Virginia Tech game. Think about it. If Pitt lays an egg on national television after a loss to a FCS team, support for this team could very well hit a new low. The announced attendance was over 40,000 for yesterday, but the actual number was closer to 30,000.
If the team gets embarrassed Thursday, Heinz Field will be a ghost town for the Virginia Tech game, which is supposed to be the marquee home game of the season. If Pitt ends up being 0-3 with a quickly dwindling fanbase, everyone is in for a long season.