Fill up the stadium and strike up the band. That's when Notre Dame linebacker Carlo Calabrese plays his best football.
Beating Notre Dame for a third consecutive season might be a lot easier for Pittsburgh if it had the Dion Lewis and Jon Baldwin of last season.
Bad times have returned to the Big East.
There was a play in Miami's one-sided win over Pittsburgh where linebackers Colin McCarthy and Sean Spence ended up tackling each other, and still managed to deal the Panthers an 18-yard loss.
A Pitt defensive back who was kicked off the team hours before the Panthers' 31-3 loss to Miami had been arrested the night before for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend after she told him she was pregnant.
Mark Ingram of Alabama won the Heisman Trophy a year ago, but he's not the leading returning rusher in the nation. Pittsburgh's Dion Lewis is.
Season openers aren't supposed to be this difficult for a team such as No. 15 Pittsburgh.
There's always been a place in college football for the undersized back, but it seems as if there are more great little guys than ever before. Here are six (in no particular order) who will star in 2010. And since small is subjective, we'll make the cut off 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds.
Pitt officially starts preseason practice Saturday in the most anticipated of Dave Wannstedt's six seasons as coach, even if it might seem to his players as if they have been preparing since the day last season ended.