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‘Renting’ an NFL head coach: Does it actually work?

The Browns fired head coach Hue Jackson eight games into the 2018 season, eventually hiring Freddie Kitchens to replace Gregg Williams and Jackson.
October 14, 2020
Renting a coach in football, whether at the professional or collegiate level, doesn’t happen too often. “Renting” refers to an interim coach hired in the middle of a season to replace a coach who got sacked.

Panthers in the Pros: Who to watch out for entering 2020 NFL season

Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald is shrouded in pregame fog before taking on the Seattle Seahawks at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 8, 2019.
September 3, 2020
A plethora of great NFL players have come out of Pitt, including eight hall of fame inductees. Here are the former Panthers who should attract the most attention entering the 2020 season. 

Pitt lands four on NFL All-Decade Team

Former Pitt running back LeSean McCoy amassed the most yards (10,434) of any back during the 2010s.
April 8, 2020
Four former Pitt Panthers earned All-Decade honors, including defensive tackle Aaron Donald, running back LeSean McCoy, cornerback Darrelle Revis and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. 

The Pitt News NFL Mock Draft 2.0

 LSU’s Heisman-winning quarterback Joe Burrow will likely be claimed as the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
March 16, 2020
Each year, the NFL Combine has massive implications for the upcoming NFL Draft — which won’t be held in Las Vegas as originally scheduled, but should still be held in some capacity on April 23.

The Pitt News NFL Mock Draft 1.0

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow runs away from Clemson defensive end Justin Foster during the College Football Playoff final.
February 7, 2020
With mock draft season fully underway, staff writer Adin Link rolls out his predictions for what the 2020 NFL Draft has in store, including draft-day trades that could shake things up.

Chiefs face unforgiving history in title defense

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) passes against San Francisco 49ers defensive linemen Arik Armstead during the second half of the 2020 Super Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, on Sunday, Feb. 2.
February 3, 2020
And as an Eagles fan, I was rooting for former Philadelphia and current Kansas City head coach Andy Reid to get his first ring and a well-deserved cheeseburger. But my Eagles are a cautionary tale for how quickly Super Bowl champions can fall from grace.

Pitt legend Jimbo Covert selected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Jim Covert celebrates the retirement of his number, 75, from Pitt Football.  Heather Tennant | Staff Photographer
January 15, 2020
Pitt football legend Jimbo Covert, who played offensive tackle for the Panthers from 1978-82 and then for the Chicago Bears from 1983-90, was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Wednesday morning.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Crucial additions for fantasy playoffs

Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick fights off Eagles defenders in the third quarter. The Eagles were called for roughing the passer on the play.
December 4, 2019
Only a select few fantasy teams remain as playoff season begins. With late-season injuries taking their toll, these players could prove vital to keeping your season alive.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Ride out Scarbrough, Hines during final byes

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield scrambles out of the pocket looking for a receiver in the first half, Nov. 14, 2019, at FirstEnergy Stadium.
November 20, 2019
If your fantasy football team needs one last win to secure a spot in the playoffs, look to these players to step up during the NFL’s final bye week.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Struggling quarterbacks could make key additions

Daniel Jones (8) of the New York Giants throws a second-half pass against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Oct. 27, at Ford Field in Detroit. The Lions won the game 31-26.
October 30, 2019
With the playoffs just around the corner and four teams on bye, these players could prove crucial to fantasy owners looking to make a final postseason push.
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