Pitt Spring Practice Photos

The Pitt football team has had two spring workouts Thursday and Friday at its indoor practice facility, and Panther Digest Correspondent Denise Grdnic took the following photos.

Pittsburgh coach Dave Wannstedt enjoys practicing in T-shirts and shorts about as much as he does watching paint dry, but the Panthers got some work done the past couple days and here are some photos from those workouts:

Some believe that redshirt freshman Chris Burns is the heir apparent at tailback for Pitt.

But don't count out Shariff Harris just yet.

However, neither will be successful if Pitt doesn't get a strong performance from these guys this year.

That's why offensive line coach Tony Wise is doing a lot of teaching this spring.

Once the pads go on the coaches can determine how much the players have learned so far.

Pitt RBs coach David Walker is intense.

Walker knows there's a time for some kind words as well.

Pitt offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti draws up a play.

Tony Wise makes sure it's run properly.

Wise words of wisdom

Pitt WR coach Bryan Bossard

Pitt DE Doug Fulmer on his way to additional work with Buddy Morris.

Cignetti shouts encouragement to fifth-year senior WR Oderick Turner.

"I promise we'll throw to the tight ends more,'' Cignetti seems to be saying to Pitt TE coach Brian Angelichio.

Pitt LB coach Joe Tumpkin talks with a visitor at practice.

Cignetti with his quarterbacks

Now, let's see if they've learned anything.

Pitt fifth-year senior LB Shane Murray does additional work while still recovering from offseason knee surgery.

Tumpkin emphasizes a specific point.

"What's up next?''

"We can't wait to hit somebody.''

That will happen a little today and Sunday, as the Panthers put on pads for the first time this spring. Both practice sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be outside if possible.

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