Another day, another 'accolade' from a gambling site. Pitt is picked as the odds on favorite to win the Big East along with UCONN and WVU. I'm seeing a lot of love out there for UCONN this year. Not sure I'm buying into it, but just remember, they did take Pitt to the wire last year - in Pittsburgh.
Speaking of that UCONN team, their local paper, the Hartford Courant has a very brief preview of Pitt.
And here's a story on QB Tino Sunseri that correctly points out he'll have help...and lots of it. One thing caught my eye near the end of the piece:
While all expectations are that Sunseri will be up to the task, if 2009 was any indication, it won’t matter who is under center for the Panthers — they’ll be efficient and fun to watch every Saturday.
Ignoring the statement about it won't matter who plays QB for Pitt (because I don't buy that), Pitt SHOULD really be fun to watch. If you think about last year, the team was extremely exciting. Try to look past the loss to WVU. Ignore the ugly effort against NC State. And while you're at it, step right past the Cincinnati game that I only refer to as "Nova Part II." The team was really fun to watch - Couple players like Dion Lewis and Jonathan Baldwin with a very good defense and it all equaled a talented team. All indications point to it being another fun year.