Pitt held the annual Pep-rally/Bonfire tonight. This was by far the most attended bonfire that I have seen in my 8 years at Pitt. It was a good experience for the freshmen. This was the first time they were exposed to our cheers and traditions.
The highlight video was really good this year. Last year was cool dealing with the history of the program, but this year was unique in a different way. It started off showcasing the WVU game last year, but immediately focused on the point that this is a new year and we can't focus on one game and live in the past.
Wanny's speech was his usual talk. He used our motto "prove it" about 5 times. Scott McKillop and Derek Kinder were the speakers. They did a much better job than Kennard Cox did last year.
I had the chance to talk to some of the players and received some info that I thought you might be interested in knowing.
Shane Murray said that he is definitely not playing this week, but that he will be back for Buffalo.
I asked Jason Pinkston about his arm and he said it is good.
According to several people, Andrew Taglienetti has been dominating the special teams unit and will have an immediate impact on the team. That is great news considering in February we were expecting him to gray shirt.
Greg Williams has been moved to WILL LB to add some depth.
Henry Hynoski's choice for Pitt wasn't 100% related to football. One of Henry's main reasons for picking Pitt was because of our pharmacy school.
All in all it was a fun night. There wasn't anything new, but all of the fun elements remained.
One last thing, for all of you Bon Jovi fans out there, I think you really will enjoy the halftime show.