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How Dorian Johnson can see Pitt as a better situation? BOB proved he could win.. the O-line held their own... he would be guaranteed 1 of the reduced scholarships.. he would be blocking for an elite QB. I guess playing in a late December bowl every year is his main concern.
Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.
He is being sold they will win a national title
PENN STATE FOREVER
That is what they do.
“We need to keep this (expletive) together,” Mauti and Zordich to Hill
That should be his main concern because Pitt will have trouble even being bowl eligible in the ACC, let along this year in the Big Least.
I know they are kids but who is dumb enough to buy into the BS that coaches spew when all the available information is contrary to the coaches words. As I recall Dorian Johnson was pretty deliberate in making his college choice initially and his family had a great impact on his decision. How can he miss the blatantly obvious mistake he is making going to Pitt believing a National Championship is in play?
in Western PA a chunk of folks see PITT on the PSU level and think they are the right coach from being a national power.... So yes kid's are that dumb.
We seriously need to stop bringing this up or I'm going to lose my shit.
I still remember that day. I easily out phila'd phila. Easily. Was such a gorgeous summer day, the Rivals Elite camp was underway. Dorian and his wonderful mother and grandmother came with on the visit...ahhh....
The ACC isn't great shakes. FSU, Clemson and then the rest either suck or are skitzoid. I have no idea which way VPI will go.
As long as they don't lose to Youngstown State types, Pitt should make a shitty bowl in the ACC without question.
Im not so sure they will be playing in any bowl, let alone a late December one. If they do play itll be the earliest bowls in December, or that Bowl they have been playing in recently that is like January 6th which is extremely odd cause its all BCS bowls then and that bowl just really shows how bad those 2 teams are that they cant event get a legitimate bowl game in late December.
"Whoever’s trying to kill me isn’t getting the job done. But one day, I’m going to punch that f___r in the face."
Idk I guess he likes the idea of playing in the same stadium as the Steelers... Even though it's half empty.. One if their recruits tweeted that he couldn't wait to see Heinz Field sell out for Pitt games... I think I almost started crying I was laughing so hard.
If they tarp enough seats that might work to sell out the available 200 seats, maybe.
it was Zach Challingsworth who had visited PSU before (I remember seeing him in PSU gear at a PSU game)...He also tweeted something about winning championships because (and I quote) "its what we do."
Also, I dont see the big allure of playing in an NFL stadium...I am a Steelers fan and Heinz Field is as boring as they come. All the new NFL stadiums look the same (sort of like the old multi-use stadiums like Riverfront and Three Rivers). Yes, its cool that its an NFL team (especially the Steelers) but I'd much rather my university have its own stadium tradition that is on campus.
Friends little brothers grad party drove home real quick and was at a stop light on my way back and i checked my phone and just started screaming........
Ohhhh what could have been
“If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.” ― Haruki Murakami
Negative recruting certainly paid off for Pitt in this one.
"A bowl game ain't nothing but a vacation." - Gerald Hodges
He was being sold he can run faster? Forgot - wrong coach.
Maybe he just wanted to be close to home. I don't have a problem with him going to Pitt. I hope it works out for him.
He always seemed like a big homebody to me so I was shocked when he committed to PSU in the first place.
It not like PSU is half-way across the country though. He could easily pick up and come home for a weekend in the offseason, or have his family come for a visit (baring any transportation issues of course).
I disagree... it is a couple hours away compared to pitt which is 30 minutes? He will be able to see his family if he wants to any day of the week during college. He should be thinking about where he is comfortable off the field and not pick PSU just because we have a bigger stadium with more fans. If he gets injured or can't get on the field and football doesn't work out (which is the case for half of the kids recruited) he will be much happier at Pitt.
I know tons of kids feel the same way he does. My wife was recruited by D1 schools all across the country and chose a decent D1 school because it was closer to home. She ended up having a career ending injury sophmore year which made her even happy that she chose a school that she was comfortable with both on and off the field.
Don't we have a home and home with them coming up? I'm sure Heinz Field will sell out then...with PSU fans
Urban Meyer told Dorian he would be the nexst Percy Harvin...he wasn't sold, so he committed to Pitt.
"DOMINATE the state" - James Franklin 1/11/14
I the grand scheme of things, when you at college to study and compete in athletics, there really is not time to go home all that often, or have weekly visits from family, so maybe that's why I don't view the distance things as huge.
I can completely understand if it was the difference between Pitt and say a PAC10 or SEC school, but come on, 30 min vs a couple hours shouldn't be a deal-breaker, especially when you look at the schools and athletic programs themselves.
I never bought into the "want to stay in my own backyard" arguemnt with this kid. If that was the case, he would have committed to Pitt as a Junior in High School.
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