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Panthers Add a new Defensive Twist

Tristan Roberts

Pitt's offense saw something new today when it lined up on third downs early in the second spring scrimmage at Pitt's South Side Facility: a 3-4 defense. Pitt added the wrinkle to its defensive scheme last week and tested it live for the first time on Saturday.

Pittsburgh's junior-to-be linebacker Shane Murray said it was a new asset to Pitt's third-and-long defensive schemes. He said new Pitt defensive coordinator Phil Bennett wanted to add speed personnel and better coverage with the fourth linebacker to third-and-long sets. In the 3-4, Doug Fulmer and Greg Romeus line up as defensive ends and Mick Williams, a 6-foot-1, 290-pound redshirt junior-to-be...

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