The game against Pitt this weekend has an interesting feel to it. They are both our former and future conference rivals. The two teams have not matched up on the gridiron since 2003, when Pitt took their third straight game in the series, despite the Hokies run of success at the time. For the moment, it would at least appear that the two programs are headed in completely different directions. The Panthers stumbled out of the gate, losing to FCS Youngstown State by two touchdowns at home. They followed that up with another lackluster effort against conference foe Cincinnati. By comparison, the Hokies came back to beat their biggest divisional foe Georgia Tech, and subsequently dispatched of FCS Austin Peay comfortably (at least according to the scoreboard) just days later.
During the Q & A I refer to myself as CM (ChicagoMaroon) and to Anson as AW to differentiate the questions and the answers. To avoid any confusion, I use AW for Anson and not CH for Cardiac Hill as those are also my initials.
The full Q & A is listed just below.
CM: Well I guess I gotta go with the obvious one first (sorry). Pitt has stumbled out of the gate, losing unexpectedly to Youngstown State at home in the first game. As Hokie fans, we feel your pain (JMU 2010...). So, what can you tell us about that game and why it happened?