Coverage from the annual spring Atlantic Coast Conference meetings, held this week in Amelia Island, Fla., continues with stories and blogs from both the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Tribune-Review. Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson, head football coach Paul Chryst, head men's basketball coach Jamie Dixon and head women's basketball coach Suzie McConnell-Serio are all present this week and will be visiting with media. Below are Wednesday's stories. Be sure to check back throughout the week at Pitt Live Wire for a collection of the coverage.
Pitt football head coach Paul Chryst participated in his first ACC football teleconference on Thursday. That wasn't the only Pitt mention on the call, however. Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher was asked about the Sept. 2 matchup with the Panthers in Pittsburgh. This is what he had to say:
"I think it's going to be crazy. I grew up in the state of
West Virginia. I know football and the passion people have. Being an opening
ACC game, I think it's going to be a great environment and a huge challenge for
our players. Pitt returned a ton of guys on defense, a top 30 defense in the
country and a lot of guys on offense. They have quarterbacks who have experience.
They have play makers that are coached extremely well.
"I think it's going to
be a terrific, terrific football game. I'm going to tell you, boys, that's a starter
right out of the gate. We better have a great camp and be ready to play. There
is no doubt."
The complete audio from Coach Chryst can be found here: Coach Chryst
For a complete listing, bios and highlights of signees, check our Signing Day Central page. Below are comments from Pitt assistant coaches after receiving letters of intent from Pitt's 2013 signing class.