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  1. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Pitt coach Todd Graham wants to renew the Penn State series. Of course, it's the other side that's the problem. Former Panthers quarterback Bill Stull is getting a chance to start in the Arena League. Dana Holgorsen has a simple approach to offense...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  2. The Big East's 3,000-yard passers in 2011

    Brian Bennett

    I recently took a look at the top candidates for a 1,000-yard rushing season among Big East running backs in 2011. Another offensive milestone that intrigues me is 3,000 yards passing for a quarterback. Even with the proliferation of spread offens...

    Blog | April 18, 2011
  3. Rutgers hires Frank Cignetti to call plays

    Brian Bennett

    Rutgers continues to take advantage of the turmoil at Big East rival Pittsburgh. The Scarlet Knights have hired Frank Cignetti as their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. That's the same job he had at Pitt the previous two seasons. C...

    Blog | January 03, 2011
  4. Pitt's Tino Sunseri to get baptism by fire

    Brian Bennett

    Someone asked Tino Sunseri the other day if he was nervous about making his first career start at Utah. The Pittsburgh quarterback thought back to his high school days in North Carolina. His first career prep start came against the reigning 3-A st...

    Blog | August 31, 2010
  5. Pittsburgh-Utah Preview

    Pittsburgh-Utah Preview

    Preview | August 30, 2010
  6. More fun with Big East over/unders

    Brian Bennett

    Earlier, I gave the over/under for win totals for each Big East team. But why stop there? Here are some more fun totals to consider: Dion Lewis: over/under 1,700 yards rushing and 15 rushing touchdowns The Pitt back had 1,799 yards and 17 scor...

    Blog | August 18, 2010
  7. Take your pick: Tino or Geno?

    Brian Bennett

    A question in my chat on Wednesday and Pat Forde's story today about what makes a good college quarterback got me to thinking about another fun Big East debate: Who would you rather have at quarterback this season, Tino Sunseri or Geno Smith? Lots...

    Blog | August 12, 2010
  8. Opening camp: Pittsburgh

    Brian Bennett

    Pittsburgh Schedule: Practice starts Saturday at 8:30 a.m. First day in full pads is Aug. 11. What's new: Tino Sunseri steps in under center, replacing two-year starter Bill Stull. The Panthers also break in new starters at center, right guard...

    Blog | August 06, 2010
  9. The Big East's best: No. 23, Tino Sunseri

    Brian Bennett

    Continuing the countdown of the top 25 players in the Big East for 2010, taking into account past performance and potential for this coming season ... No. 23: Tino Sunseri, QB, Pittsburgh, Soph. 2009 numbers: Completed 10 of 17 passes for 114 y...

    Blog | June 03, 2010
  10. Pittsburgh spring wrap

    Brian Bennett

    2009 overall record: 10-3 2009 conference record: 5-2, T-2nd in Big East Returning starters Offense: 5. Defense: 6. Punter/kicker: 2 Top returners RB Dion Lewis, WR Jonathan Baldwin, OT Jason Pinkston, DE Greg Romeus, DE Jabaal Sheard, LB ...

    Blog | May 05, 2010
  11. Mark Schlabach: Post-spring Top 25

    Mark Schlabach

    With spring practices over across the country, it's time to take a look at the revised way-too-early 2010 Top 25.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2010
  12. Big East players and NFL free-agent deals

    Brian Bennett

    Not getting drafted doesn't necessarily mean the end of one's football career. Once the draft finishes, there's a scramble for players and teams to sign free-agent deals. Here's a list, compiled from various media and team reports, of undrafted Big E...

    Blog | April 26, 2010
  13. Tino Sunseri on the spot for Pitt

    Brian Bennett

    PITTSBURGH -- For most of his youth football career, Tino Sunseri eschewed the glory positions. Instead, he played offensive and defensive line and fullback. "I always liked to hit people," he says. But he also had a stronger and better arm tha...

    Blog | April 20, 2010
  14. Pitt on the rise, but Big East hurdle remains

    Brian Bennett

    PITTSBURGH -- Greg Romeus hadn't watched any film from Pittsburgh's 45-44 loss to Cincinnati in last year's regular-season finale until earlier this month. Throwing the tape on almost made him throw up. "It was disgusting," he said. Dion Lewis ...

    Blog | April 20, 2010
  15. Pitt's Cignetti looking for more in Year 2

    Brian Bennett

    If there were an award for Big East coordinator of the year, Pitt's Frank Cignetti Jr. would likely have won it for the 2009 season. In his first year guiding the Panthers offense, Cignetti developed Bill Stull into a confident decision-maker and ...

    Blog | March 17, 2010
  16. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Dwayne Difton had a tough freshman year, made tougher by the loss of friend Jasper Howard. But the UConn receiver says he's ready to contribute now, Desmond Conner writes in the Hartford Courant. Bill Stull tried to show scouts that he's a legitima...

    Blog | March 17, 2010