Pitt was outdoors today for its first practice of Louisville week. Not a whole lot to report from the practice itself, but just a bit of news before we get to a few videos.
Panthers wide receiver Tyler Boyd was not named as one of the Biletnikoff Award's 10 semifinalists today. Some of the receivers selected — like Baylor's Corey Coleman, TCU's Josh Doctson, Notre Dame's Will Fuller, etc. — are no-brainers. While others (like Bowling Greens' Roger Lewis and UMass's Tajae Sharpe) aren't exactly household names, though both those guys have insane numbers this year.
Ultimately, that's really what it came down to. I'm pretty confident Boyd is one of the 10 best wide receivers in college football in terms of pure skill set, but the numbers — 700 yards, five TDs — just aren't there for him this year. That's largely a combination of factors that are out of Boyd's control, but sometimes that's just the way things go. I can't really see anyone wresting this award away from Coleman, anyways.
OK, with that out of the way, here are today's practice videos...