Last year: 8-5, 5-2 in Big East Conference
Coach: Todd Graham (first season at the school)
Key losses: TB Dion Lewis, P/PK Dan Hutchins, WR Jon Baldwin, OT Jason Pinkston, DE Jabaal Sheard, SS Dom DeCicco, CB Ricky Gary, FB Henry Hynoski.
Key additions: TE Hubie Graham, OL Zenel Demhasaj, LB Nicholas Grigsby, DL Khaynin Mosley-Smith, CB Lafayette Pitts.
Outlook: New coach Todd Graham’s offense isn’t as stuffed shirt as that of former coach Dave Wannstedt. While Wanny was a throwback, Graham is a look-ahead guy whose Tulsa teams no-huddled and quick-tempo’d with the best of them. Graham’s preseason message to his players mentioned leading the nation in possessions per game.
Player to watch: The new offense starts with veteran quarterback Tino Sunseri, who completed 223 of 346 passes for 2,572 yards and 16 touchdowns last season. He’s also adept on his feet, a trait especially important in Pitt’s new playbook.
Sept. 3 vs. Buffalo
Sept. 10 vs. Maine
Sept. 17 at Iowa
Sept. 24 vs. Notre Dame
Sept. 29 vs. South Florida
Oct. 8 at Rutgers
Oct. 15 vs. Utah
Oct. 26 vs. Connecticut
Nov. 5 vs. Cincinnati
Nov. 12 at Louisville
Nov. 25 at West Virginia
Dec. 3 vs. Syracuse
Category: Iowa Hawkeyes Football