Yeah, I get it - you can't really get worked up over things like this. But I did find it a little perplexing that SB Nation left Pitt off of their bowl projections for 2014.
On the surface, it's easy to think that Pitt will be down from even their mediocre season in 2013. The Panthers lose Aaron Donald on defense, have to replace starting quarterback Tom Savage, and also lose Pitt's all-time career leader in receptions in Devin Street. Those are three of the best players from last year's team and it's easy to see Pitt misses a lot there.
That said, as we pointed out a few days ago - that schedule. Akron, FIU, Delaware, Virginia, Syracuse, BC - just too many winnable games there. Pitt also gets the benefit of the doubt when it comes to home games since they have seven there as opposed to only five road contests. Plus, the Panthers are always a good bet to beat a team or two that they shouldn't. I just don't see any possible way this team doesn't win six games. They may not win all of those games I mentioned, but you can almost be positive that they'll win one or two that aren't on that list as well.
The Panthers lost several key guys, but I like the team's chances to get to the postseason.