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And when he looks at Virginia Tech’s offense, Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst doubts the Hokies’ coaches are pushing the panic button over first-half production.

“Slow starts are all relative,” said Chryst, whose team fell behind 14-0 in its loss to Cincinnati on Saturday. “I look at them and certainly think Logan Thomas, he’s an unbelievable athlete and quarterback. You can see they’ve got some legitimate talent on offense.”

NOTES:Beamer said senior linebacker Bruce Taylor (ankle) may not play Saturday against Pittsburgh. He missed the Austin Peay game. … Sophomore linebacker Tariq Edwards (knee) is not expected to play against the Panthers.

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