One day after finding out that Kevan Smith would be joining the baseball team, the Post Gazette is reporting that Scott Corson and John Bachman will not be returning next year. I am surprised that the news of this broke as quickly as it did and surprised that it happened one day after the Kevan Smith news. In the world of Pitt sports, it makes sense to announce it now. As the Steelers gear up for the Super Bowl and Pitt and WVU take the backyard brawl to the hardwood in Morganhole, this story probably won't get much attention.
From the moment he got to Pitt, Scott Corson struggled in the classroom. I'm unaware of whether the problems were from him just not being able to handle the classes or if he didn't put in the effort like Mo Williams. One thing people over look is that college isn't the easiest thing to get through. If it were, there would be many more people around with college degrees. You never want to see any student fail, but with the tools that Pitt provides for their athletes, they are given every chance to succeed.
Hopefully Scott can pick up somewhere else where he can excel in and out of the classroom. I will always have a special place in my heart for Scott because the story of Dickrod stalking him outside of his high school made me laugh at how desperate the hoopies are.
John Bachman has had a difficult road at Pitt. He always seemed to try hard but whether it was the injuries he suffered or just limited ability, John never developed into the player we thought he might be able to become. He switched to many different positions throughout the offensive line and was given a decent amount of playing time during his career at Pitt.
Just like Scott, one of the things I will remember most about John is entering a restaurant in El Paso across from the team hotel. As we were walking in Mr. and Mrs. Bachman were leaving. They smiled at us and said Go Pitt.
I'm sure there will be some other players to go but I don't think that we will hear about it for a while.