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No repeats of 2012 debacle in forecast for Panthers

Pitt running back James Conner will take the field Saturday for the first time since recovering from a torn MCL and Hodgkin's lymphoma. Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

September 1, 2016

Pitt fans know all too well the perils that can come with taking the first opponent of the season lightly just because it is a Football Championship Subdivision — formerly I-AA — team. In 2012, Paul Chryst was in his first game as head coach of the Panthers, and a win -- good start to his tenu...

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