Friday, September 09, 2005

Got Frank? We don't.


Frank Solich's Ohio Bobcats upset the defending Big East champion Pitt Panthers tonight 16-10 in overtime. Pitt scored on the opening kickoff, and then kicked a game tying field-goal with 7 seconds left in the game.

The game was won when Pitt's Tyler Palko was interecepted by Ohio's Dion Byrum and Byrum sprinted 80 yards for the winning touchdown. Byrum earlier scored the other touchdown of the game on an interception return.

Pitt is now 0-2 and travels next week to face the Huskers.

This sets up all sorts of storylines for next weekend's game. Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt was Steve Pederson's first choice to replace Solich, and Wannstedt recommended that Pederson hire Houston Nutt. Next weekend's Husker-Panther game is very likely a must-win for both coaches. Of course, Bill Callahan still needs to get past Wake Forest tomorrow night.

3 comments:

JP Anderson said...

You need to do some research before you post comments on blogs.

Frank Solich had two recruiting classes (2001 and 2002) rated worse than 40th by Rivals.com and his 2003 class was only a slight improvement.

Husker Mike said...

What did Rivals rate Frank's 2000 and 2001 recruiting classes?

JP Anderson said...

I'm not sure.. they were a little better than that, but the point is once TO's players started to matriculate we couldn't let the program sell itself. That is exactly what happened. Frank fell asleep at the switch. Our talent level fell off terribly and that's why he lost to every good team he played from the debacle in Colorado to the blow out at home to KState.

What are you so pissed off about? Callahan may not be the guy but you can't tell after 13 games.

What is your point for posting this site?