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Pitt Spring Camp Insider is home to up-to-date information including video interviews with Coach Chryst and players, practice notebooks, feature articles and more. Articles with a gold arrow are subscription-only.

April 15, 2012
Pitt Bullet Bennett Sparkles in Chryst Plan - Post-Gazette
Pitt Bullet Bennett Keeps Offense Grounded - Tribune-Review
Pitt Bullet Pitt Passing Game Labors - Tribune-Review

April 14, 2012 | Blue-Gold Scrimmage
Spring Football Insider: Show 5
Mic'd Up: Coach Engram | Pat Bostick Scrimmage Report
Head Coach Chryst
Tino Sunseri | Isaac Bennett | Shayne Hale
Shane Gordon | Ryan Turnley
photo blue Spring Football Festival Gallery

Pitt Football Headlines:
Pitt Bullet Football Concludes Spring Drills with Blue-Gold Scrimmage - PittsburghPanthers.com
Pitt Bullet New Pitt Coach Chryst Ends First Spring - Associated Press
Pitt Bullet New Coach to Bring New Format to Spring - Post-Gazette
Pitt Bullet Pitt Concludes Spring Drills - Tribune-Review

April 13, 2012
Pitt Bullet Pitt RB Isaac Bennett stars this spring - ESPN.com
Pitt Bullet ACC energizes Panthers' transition - Post-Gazette
Pitt Bullet Rotheram's development plus for Pitt's offensive line - Post-Gazette
Pitt Bullet Football coach Chryst: Pitt could use some more time - Tribune-Review

April 12, 2012 | Practice #14
Head Coach Chryst | Coach House | Coach Hueber

Pitt Football Headlines:
Pitt Bullet Day 14 Practice Notebook - PittsburghPanthers.com

April 11, 2012
Pitt Bullet Sunseri keeps reins as the starting QB - Post-Gazette
Pitt Bullet Pitt coach's verbal blasts help offensive lineman - Tribune-Review

April 10, 2012 | Practice #13
Head Coach Chryst | Coach Huxtable
Tino Sunseri
photo blue Practice No. 13 Gallery

Pitt Football Headlines:
Pitt Bullet Day 13 Practice Notebook - PittsburghPanthers.com
Pitt Bullet Pitt S Ray Vinopal stands out this spring - ESPN.com

April 8, 2012
Pitt Bullet Time on side of Pitt in search for linebackers - Post-Gazette
Pitt Bullet Amid criticism, Pitt's Sunseri perseveres - Tribune-Review

April 6, 2012
Pitt Bullet Gold Arrow Giubilato Finds His Niche

April 5, 2012 | Practice #12
Spring Football Insider Show | Coach Rudolph Mic'd Up

Pitt Bullet Day 12 Practice Notebook - PittsburghPanthers.com
Pitt Bullet Pitt receivers finding better fit in offense - Post-Gazette

April 4, 2012
Pitt Bullet Pitt defensive end Murphy cracking the starting lineup - Tribune-Review
Pitt Bullet Pitt offense showing signs of improvement - Tribune-Review
Pitt Bullet One Last Go Around For Hale - Scout.com

April 3, 2012 | Practice #11
Head Coach Chryst | Coach Hueber
Devin Street
photo blue Practice No. 11 Gallery

Pitt Football Headlines:
Pitt Bullet Day 11 Practice Notebook - PittsburghPanthers.com
Pitt Bullet Offense is Improving - Post-Gazette

March 31, 2012 | Practice #10
Head Coach Chryst
Tino Sunseri | Cameron Saddler
photo blue Practice No. 10 Gallery

Pitt Football Headlines:
Pitt Bullet Day 10 Practice Notebook - PittsburghPanthers.com
Pitt Bullet Players' progress pleases coaches - Post-Gazette
Pitt Bullet Ground game carries load for Pitt - Tribune-Review

March 30, 2012
Tribune-Review: Pitt defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield is on a hunting trip, and the prey is what's inside redshirt sophomore end T.J. Clemmings. "I'm just trying to help him find that inner animal," Breckterfield said. Read More

Pitt Football Headlines:
Pitt Bullet Pitt's Chryst clears air - Tribune-Review
Pitt Bullet Pitt defensive end has different outlook of game - Post-Gazette

March 29, 2012 | Practice #9
Head Coach Chryst | Coach Breckterfield

Pitt Football Headlines:
Pitt Bullet Day 9 Practice Notebook - PittsburghPanthers.com

March 28, 2012
Post-Gazette: Cornerback Lafayette Pitts is only a redshirt freshman, but he is one of several players in the mix to be a starter in Pitt's defensive backfield. And that means he will have his work cut out for him each week during the season. Read More

Pitt Football Headlines:
Pitt Bullet Pitt senior receiver Saddler gets serious this season - Tribune-Review

March 27, 2012 | Practice #8
Head Coach Chryst
Ed Tinker | Lafayette Pitts | Shayne Hale | Brandon Ifill

Pitt Football Headlines:
Pitt Bullet Day 8 Practice Notebook - PittsburghPanthers.com
Pitt Bullet 2012 Pitt Football Schedule Announced - PittsburghPanthers.com

March 26, 2012
Pitt Bullet Chryst Defense Familiar - Post-Gazette
Pitt Bullet Pitt offense work in progress - Tribune-Review
Pitt Bullet Gold Arrow Robinson Eager To Work With Running Backs - Scout.com
Pitt Bullet Gold Arrow Receivers Relating Well To New Coach - Scout.com

March 25, 2012 | Practice #7
Head Coach Chryst | Coach Engram
Derrick Burns

Pitt Football Headlines:
Pitt Bullet Day 7 Practice Notebook - PittsburghPanthers.com
Pitt Bullet Big challenges for Bennett come in fall - Post-Gazette
Pitt Bullet Injured stars Graham, Mason see big picture - Tribune-Review
Pitt Bullet Transfers look to make impact at Pitt - Tribune Review
Pitt Bullet The Transfers: Christian and Vinopal - Rivals.com

March 24, 2012 | Practice #6
Spring Football Insider Show | Bostick Report | Coach Chryst Mic'd Up
Head Coach Chryst
Cullen Christian & Ray Vinopal | Mark Myers | Cameron Saddler | Tino Sunseri

Pitt Football Headlines:
Pitt Bullet Day 6 Practice Notebook - PittsburghPanthers.com
Pitt Bullet Gold Arrow Bennett Handling Workload - Scout.com

March 23, 2012
Tribune-Review: "A lot of being physical is knowing what you're doing, then doing it with the proper technique and the willingness," he said. "It's not that they're not willing to be physical, but when you play with high pad level, it's hard to be physical. When you have bad footwork, it's hard to be physical. It goes hand-in-hand. Read More

Pitt Football Headlines:
Pitt Bullet Against all odds: Pitt linebacker Mason back after knee injury - Post-Gazette
Pitt Bullet Mason's will leads him back from injury - Rivals.com
Pitt Bullet Mason's Faith Leads Him To Comeback - Scout.com

March 22, 2012 | Practice #5
Head Coach Chryst | Coach Robinson
Dan Mason
photo blue Practice No. 5 Gallery

ESPN.com: Pitt linebacker Dan Mason is on the verge of making his triumphant return to the field nearly two years after a devastating knee injury should have ended his football career. Mason has been running with the first team since spring practice began last week, cleared for full contact after a long, painful -- and, yes, uplifting recovery. Read More

Pitt Football Headlines:
Pitt Bullet Day 5 Practice Notebook - PittsburghPanthers.com
Pitt Bullet Gold Arrow Taglianetti Likes What He Sees On Defense - Scout.com
Pitt Bullet Pitt QBs Coach Brooks Bollinger Previews The Panthers - CBS Pittsburgh

March 21, 2012
Post-Gazette: Pitt senior guard Chris Jacobson is recovering from an ACL injury, so he is doing a lot more watching than playing during spring football drills. That might be difficult to do this year because of the physical style of football new head coach Paul Chryst has implemented for the Panthers linemen. Read More

Pitt Football Headlines:
Pitt Bullet Local products in middle of position battle with Pitt football team - Tribune-Review
Pitt Bullet Gold Arrow Clemmings Ready To Roll - Scout.com

March 20, 2012 | Practice #4
Head Coach Chryst
Super Bowl XLVI Champion Henry Hynoski
Isaac Bennett | Andrew Taglianetti
photo blue Practice No. 4 Gallery

Pitt Football Headlines:
Pitt Bullet Day 4 Practice Notebook - PittsburghPanthers.com
Pitt Bullet Gold Arrow Tuesday could be a big day in spring camp - Rivals.com

March 19, 2012
Post-Gazette: When Ray Vinopal thinks about taking the field for Pitt's season opener this fall, a wide smile breaks across his face. The safety, who will be a junior next season, got a taste of running out of the Heinz Field tunnel last year, but did so in a track suit not a football uniform. Vinopal transferred to Pitt from Michigan in 2011 and had to sit out the season under NCAA rules. Read More

Pitt Football Headlines:
Pitt Bullet Pitt O-line adjusts yet again - Tribune-Review
Pitt Bullet Gold Arrow House Likes His Depth - Scout.com
Pitt Bullet Gold Arrow Hueber Begins Work With Offensive Line - Scout.com

March 18, 2012 | Practice #3
Spring Football Insider Show: No. 1
Head Coach Chryst | Coach Breckterfield
Devin Street
photo blue Practice No. 3 Gallery

Pitt Football Headlines:
Pitt Bullet Day 3 Practice Notebook - PittsburghPanthers.com
Pitt Bullet Pitt's Myers may create competition at QB - Post-Gazette
Pitt Bullet Pitt guard Chris Jacobson 'can't wait to get out there' - Tribune-Review

March 17, 2012 | Practice #2
Head Coach Chryst | Coach Hueber
Ryan Turnley
photo blue Practice No. 2 Gallery

Pitt Football Headlines:
Pitt Bullet Day 2 Practice Notebook - PittsburghPanthers.com
Pitt Bullet Christian Excited To Be Back - Scout.com

March 16, 2012
Post-Gazette: Pitt football coach Paul Chryst was happy with the Panthers start to spring drills Thursday, not because the team performed well during a two-hour practice, but because he was finally on the field with his players. Read More

Pitt Football Headlines:
Pitt Bullet Pitt sorts through crowded QB picture - Tribune-Review
Pitt Bullet Quarterbacks Adjusting To New System - Scout.com
Pitt Bullet Hall Of Famer Chris Doleman Talks Pitt Spring Football - CBS Pittsburgh

March 15, 2012 | Practice #1
Head Coach Chryst | Coach Bollinger
Tino Sunseri | Mark Myers
photo blue Practice No. 1 Gallery

Rivals.com: "You don't want to make more of it, but it is obviously a chance for us to start something, to begin the relationships and begin the season," Chryst said Wednesday. "Spring ball is not about me, it's about us and I get to be a part of it." Read More

Pitt Football Headlines:
Pitt Bullet Day 1 Practice Notebook - PittsburghPanthers.com
Pitt Bullet Pitt opens spring with another new look - ESPN.com
Pitt Bullet Chryst expects growing pains - Post-Gazette
Pitt Bullet Another fresh start at Pitt - Tribune-Review
Pitt Bullet OC Rudolph Previews Spring Practice - CBS Pittsburgh
Pitt Bullet Spring Football: What To Watch For - Scout.com

Coach Chryst Press Conference | A.D. Steve Pederson

PittsburghPanthers.com: "As offensive coordinator at Wisconsin, Chryst established a reputation for building powerful and prolific units that produced Big Ten titles each of the past two seasons. Chryst and his staff will be looking to replicate that championship formula at Pittsburgh." Read More

Pitt Football Headlines:
Pitt Bullet Pitt Football Spring Prospectus - PittsburghPanthers.com
Pitt Bullet Paul Chryst Opens Up Spring Football With Press Conference - PittsburghPanthers.com
Pitt Bullet Chryst Eager For First Spring - Scout.com
Pitt Bullet Pitt makes several position changes - ESPN.com

March 12, 2012 | Pitt Pro Day
Tribune-Review: "God has blessed me with a lot of talent," said Jackson, who was one of 12 former Pitt players who worked out in hopes of landing a job in the NFL. "I just need to stay humble and understand the process isn't over." Read More

Pitt Football Headlines:
Pitt Bullet Each Day You Hope To Build A Layer - CBS Pittsburgh

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2012 Spring Camp Schedule
3/12 Pitt Pro Day
3/14 Press Conference
3/15 Practice #1
3/17 Practice #2
3/18 Practice #3
3/20 Practice #4
3/22 Practice #5
3/24 Practice #6
3/25 Practice #7
3/27 Practice #8
3/29 Practice #9
3/31 Practice #10
4/3 Practice #11
4/5 Practice #12
4/10 Practice #13
4/12 Practice #14
4/14 Blue-Gold Scrimmage

2012 Pitt Football Schedule
9/1 vs. Youngstown State
9/6 at Cincinnati
9/15 vs. Virginia Tech
9/22 vs. Gardner-Webb
10/5 at Syracuse
10/13 vs. Louisville
10/20 at Buffalo
10/27 vs. Temple
11/3 at Notre Dame
11/9 at Connecticut
11/24 vs. Rutgers
12/1 at USF