Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! Yesterday was college football media day, meaning we got plenty of football coverage for this week's upcoming game from both sides of Pennsylvania. Pitt fans seem confident, and rightly so. It could be a long Saturday for us.
So instead let's toast one up to Andy Talley. His tenure (this has been said many times) has been fantastic and I'm excited to see that he'll be staying on board in an administrative role.
And now, the "news."
Villanova Readies For Final Season Under Andy Talley | CBS Philly
“Everything here is very positive about my last year,” Talley tells KYW Newsradio. “I really haven’t given it a lot of thought. I look into the end zone and see the new football operations building that’s built and going to be open this September. Mark Ferrante is our coach-in-waiting and our staff is tremendous, they’re going to be back. So nothing changes (at the end of the season) except I move from head coach to Assistant to the AD and the beat goes on.”
Andy Talley brought Villanova football back from the dead. Now, the retiring coach is using football to save lives. | PhillyVoice
Andy Talley doesn’t have a bucket list. Doesn’t want to travel, doesn’t need to see the Grand Canyon or float off in a hot air balloon.
Narduzzi: Pitt will not overlook Villanova in season opener | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The head coach said the Panthers will not look ahead to the much-anticipated Week 2 matchup against Penn State.
Weekly Kickoff: An early look at Pitt vs. Villanova | Cardiac Hill
The Panthers will need to watch out for a preseason Top 25 FCS team in the Wildcats
Pitt vs. Villanova Depth Chart: Probable starters named for Panthers' first game of the year | Cardiac Hill
The first regular season depth chart of the year has been released.
Scout's Take: Top 50 SF Jermaine Samuels picks Villanova | ESPN ($)
ESPN 100 small forward Jermaine Samuels announced his verbal commitment to Villanova on Saturday, providing Jay Wright and the Wildcats with an important addition to their 2017 class and culminating a roller-coaster 48 hours for the Rivers School and Expressions Elite forward.
What I learned getting way too drunk and watching the Olympics with my new friends from Belarus | SBNation.com
In Rio, Rodger Sherman lived with two Belarusian reporters. They became friends, and they taught him how people from other countries watch the Olympics — even though they didn’t speak the same language.