The pieces are in place in Pittsburgh, which was only four points from a potential 12-1 season in 2009. Despite the heartbreak of losses to West Virginia (19-16) and Cincinnati (45-44), Dave Wannstedt's program is on solid ground, having won 19 games the past two seasons. That's the best two-year mark since the 1981-82 teams won 20. There's nothing fancy here. The Panthers will again line up and hand the ball to Dion Lewis, who ran for 1,799 yards and scored 18 touchdowns as a freshman. Receivers Jon Baldwin and Mike Shanahan are both 6 foot 5. Having that much talent around should make it easier for Tino Sunseri, the new starter at quarterback. The nonconference schedule is challenging. Pittsburgh opens at Utah on Sept. 2 and plays host to Miami on Sept. 23. The team travels to Notre Dame on Oct. 9.
As a run-up to the start of the season, the Wiz will display one poster each day until our supply is exhausted.
Then we turn it over to readers, who will vote on the poster of the year. In the meantime, send your team's poster schedule to jayzuma (at) gmail.com.
Last year, the site displayed 69 posters. This is poster No. 47 for 2010. Thanks to Jon!