BP25- #25 Pittsburgh Panthers
Well here is my first post in my list of my Top 25. Jason has already started this blog with a bang and I will just follow in his vapor trail so here goes.
Offense: If this team could just get decent play at the QB position it would be a potential BCS team this year but the controls again this year go to the mediocre Pat Bostick and Bill Stull with some competition from Juco Greg Cross. But luckly for the QB position all they need to be is average per this team is loaded at the skill positions, and it all starts with LeSean McCoy, he had over 1300+ and 14 TD's and could be this year's McFadden with the Panthers using some of the Wildcat Package.(per the horrible QB situation). They also return two fantastic wideouts in Derek Kinder(not the next Fitzgearld by the way) and Oderrick Taylor. Also with three returning OL starters( the loss of Jeff Otah hurts) they should continue to lead the way for McCoy
NFL Bound- McCoy
Difference Makers: WR Derek Kinder, WR Oderick Turner, TE Nate Bynum
Watch 4: OT Jason Pinkston
In a conference with Pat White, Matt Grothe, Mike Teel, Hunter Cantwell and Tyler Lorenzen(no, not pudgie) lining up every Saturday you need to have a playmaker on the D and that is where Scott McKillop comes in. He led the team last year with 151!!! doubling the second leading tackler on the team Shane Murray with 60. He is a 3rd team AA and will continue to be a machine all over the field. The secondary with Aaron Berry and Eric Thatcher looks to be solid but the potential achilles heal will be the DL they lose the big man Joe Clermond and Chris Mckillop and only return two potential players in Greg Romeus(Prime) and Rashaad Duncan, but they will need help to get Pitt over the top.
NFL Bound: McKillop
Diff Makers: DE Greg Romeus, CB Aaron Berry, FS Eric Thatcher
Watch 4: DE Tony Tucker could step up this year and provide the DL help needed.