SportsMemo.com
Username:
Password:
All Available Packages
NOTICE: If you can not view the forum, you may need to log out of SportsMemo.com and log back in to recreate your forum session.
HOMERECAPRADIOFORUMBLOGSLIVE ODDSBESTBETSHANDICAPPERS TWITTERRSS FEEDFACEBOOKEMAIL & CONTACTS

NCAAF Betting Notes: Pitt Panthers to feature up-tempo offense

07.13.2011     08:23 AM     Printer Friendly

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
It has been a wild ride for the Pitt Panthers this offseason. After ushering out former coach Dave Wannstedt they brought in Miami Ohio's  Mike Haywood. Haywood lasted all of 16 days into his five year contract after allegations of domestic abuse forced Pitt to cut ties. 
 
Enter Todd Graham from Tulsa who doesn't seem to mind being the "second choice", 
 

"I love being here," he said. "I was very methodical and careful in my job search. I had a great job where I was [Tulsa], and we were in the top 25. I had other opportunities, and I was careful. 
 
"I have worked 24-25 years to get to a place like Pitt. It's the best job I've ever had in my life. I'm very motivated. I love the town. There's a hard-edged fan base, and a great recruiting base. It's not a pro-style town, even though they love their pro teams. It's more of a collegiate style. There's a lot of excitement."

 
 
Graham, fittingly, plans to implement a style of offense that produces wildly entertaining stats. It's a complete 180 degree change in philosophy from what the Panthers and their fans had seen during the Wannstedt era. 
 
A little info on Graham's former teams: 
 
In his one and only year as head coach of Rice in 2006 the Owls improved from a 1-10 squad to 7-6 and a bowl game. They improved from 21 ppg to 27 ppg. 
 
In 2007 Graham took over the Tulsa job and Golden Hurricane improved from an 8-5 squad to 10-4. Their offense jumped from 28 ppg to 41 ppg and finished first in the country in total offense. 
 
Over his four year tenure at Tulsa Graham's teams finished first in total offense twice and fifth another time. His team finished in the top six nationally in scoring in three of his four seasons.
Tags: CFB Pitt Panthers Todd Graham




This blog is closed to new comments.

Visitor Comments:

mjm129
07/13/2011 4:20 PM
Very bullish on this team. With everyone high on WVU, Im looking at these guys. Graham has HC experience and is just as dynamic offensively as Holgerson. I also think Pitt has slightly better talent.


Martin Otto
07/14/2011 6:05 AM
If the o-line is in shape enough to run up-tempo this season I see no reason why they can't explode.





VIP EMAIL CLUB
Add Your Email Address:
How did you find us?


More VIP Email Options
 
Email
 
MLB
Current Blog Topics
Current Blog Topics
SportsMemo Ads
Daily Plays
$20
No one doesn't NBA totals better than Erin Rynning with 58% winners since 2005 on well over 1,000 documented plays. He's also in great current form having hit 10 of his last 16 totals heading into tonight. Get Monday's top total for just $20. It must cash or ER's next NBA play is free of charge.

$20
Lay the points with this powerful and motivated favorite tonight and expect an easy, right side winner on Monday's NBA slate. This is a tale of two teams headed in opposite directions right now, offering savvy bettors a prime opportunity to cash in! Do not miss this winner! Teddy's play must cash or his next NBA Report is free!

$20
Ian Cameron is ready to deliver the goods in college hoops action tonight with his 10* CBB Watch & Win On ESPN. You can get it complete with detailed written analysis for $20 and it is guaranteed to cash or his next CBB play is free.

$20
Ian Cameron has put together a strong 4 year run of consistent profits on the ice including back-to-back winning seasons and he has caught fire with a RED HOT 51-29 64% streak on the ice in NHL Hockey action. He is ready to cash in again tonight with his 10* NHL Situational Shocker backing a plus price underdog in a favorable spot. You can get it complete with detailed written analysis for $20 and it is guaranteed to cash or his next NHL play is free.


Extended Services
-----------SportsMemo-----------
SportsMemo Ads
Discussion Forum
-------------------------------------
Post SubjectTime    Last Poster
Super Bowl Line - Where do ...15:36    sissipher
Rynning Big Ten Talk!13:23    dr_boilermaker
Super Bowl LI Opening Lines...11:29    Drew Martin
NFL 201609:32    Stallone
MLB lost 2 players in separ...07:21    Drew Martin
NCAAB 2016-201707:03    Stallone

-------------------------------------
Current Blog
-------------------------------------

-------------------------------------
-----------SportsMemo-----------





Copyright © 2007 SPORTSMEMO, INC, 1-800-575-3069. Sportsmemo.com is the nation’s premier resource for sports betting and handicapping information. Get free football picks, free NFL picks, free college football picks, free baseball picks, free NBA picks, free college basketball picks, free hockey picks, free golf picks, and free soccer picks from the nation’s top handicappers. Sportsmemo's sports betting insight and analysis comes from some of the most respected sports handicappers in the sports gambling industry including Ted Sevransky (Teddy Covers), Brent Crow of Alatex Sports, Rob Veno, Erin Rynning, Otto Sports, Andrew Lange, Ian Cameron, Drew Martin, and Alex B. Smith. Listen to these handicapping experts daily on the Sportsmemo Podcast Monday-Friday at Sportsmemo.com.  Missed the Sportsmemo Podcast?  Past shows are available on Sportsmemo.com's podcast archive page. Looking for daily sports betting tips and sports betting advice on the MLB, NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, CFL, and PGA? Check out the interactive sports betting posting forum, power ratings, expert handicapping blogs, and original sports betting articles from the Sportsmemo team that specializes in sports information from a pointspread perspective at Sportsmemo.com.   Jan 23, 2017 04:55 PM.