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    PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi hasnt lost faith in his secondary, though theres plenty to work on after surrendering 872 yards through the air in the last two games, including 540 to Oklahoma States Mason Rudolph in a 45-38 loss on Saturday. Patrik Laine Jersey .Theyve got to understand it works when you do it right, Narduzzi said Monday. It doesnt work if you dont do it right. If you continue to do it your way, were going to have problems.The Panthers had plenty of issues against the Cowboys, namely keeping Oklahoma State wide receivers within arms reach.It started on the first play -- a 91-yard catch-and-run touchdown from Rudolph to Washington -- and never really stopped, the winning score with 1:28 remaining coming after an 86-yard strike from Rudolph to Jhajuan Sales. Narduzzi made sure to spread the blame around, from the coaching staff to pass rush to cornerbacks defensive backs like Avonte Maddox, who spent the majority of the afternoon on the wrong end of highlight reel catches by Washington.Maddox took responsibility afterward, though Narduzzi stressed he has no interest in making personnel changes heading into this weeks ACC opener against North Carolina (2-1).Avonte Maddox is our best corner, Narduzzi said.One who will need to shrug it off quickly if the Panthers (2-1) want to take a step forward in the wide-open Coastal Division. The Tar Heels are the defending division champion and quarterback Mitch Trubisky had touchdown throws of 71 and 75 yards in a breezy 56-28 victory over James Madison over the weekend. Trubisky, however, isnt ready to say his team has a decided advantage while facing the 102nd ranked pass defense in the country.I think theyre a lot better than what theyve given up and I think theyre going to come in here very hungry so weve got to have a great week of practice if we want to do something like that, Trubisky said on Monday. I think theyre going to come in here with the mindset that theyre going to shut us down and really clean up what theyve got going on defense.Just dont expect any sort of major schematic overhaul. Narduzzi made his name by making Michigan States defense one of the best in the country while serving nearly a decade as defensive coordinator for Mark Dantonio and has instituted an aggressive approach in which the Panthers find exotic ways to bring pressure.Pitt can get to the quarterback. The Panthers are tied for fifth in the country in sacks (13) and tied the game in the third quarter against the Cowboys when Ejuan Price barreled into Rudolph and Matt Galambos returned the ensuing fumble 2 yards for a touchdown.The problem is what happens when the rush doesnt collapse the pocket.The (defensive) line definitely has to own some of that, Price said. We left the DBs out to dry and we have to own that.Maybe, but Narduzzi is well aware that the guys in the defensive backfield have to do their job too.They are on an island out there and eventually they have to make a play on the ball, he said. It doesnt really matter what the coverage is. Its hard to give them help all the time.---AP College Football site: www.collegefootball.ap.org Nikolaj Ehlers Jersey . Now that hes hitting streaking teammates with pin-point passes for easy layups, Love is asserting himself as one of the true superstars in the league. Tobias Enstrom Jersey . White came in fourth place in the event. He was the two-time defending gold medallist. The gold medal went to Swiss snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov. http://www.authenticjetsshopnhl.com/laurie-boschman-jersey/ . Wilson hit Schenn from behind during Tuesday nights game in Philadelphia, earning a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct. He has a phone hearing with the department of player safety, which limits any potential suspension to five or fewer games. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Josh Jackson has been huddling with the Kansas coaching staff since the start of the season, and the message has been the same: If you quit fouling so much, you would say on the floor more.The sensational freshman must have finally listened.Jackson poured in 22 points, many of them on highlight-worthy dunks, while backcourt mates Frank Mason III and Devonte Graham helped carry the load as fifth-ranked Kansas routed Alabama-Birmingham 83-63 on Monday night in the semifinals of the CBE Classic.Me committing silly fouls take me out of the game, and dont allow me to play as much as Id like, said Jackson, who also had seven rebounds and three assists. It worked out today.Mason finished with 20 points and Graham had 16 for the Jayhawks (3-1), who advanced to play Georgia for the title on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs beat George Washington 81-73 in the other semifinal.Kansas raced to a big early lead, weathered several runs by UAB, then relied on their backcourt of Jackson, Mason and Graham to pull away from the Blazers down the stretch.Theyre very good. Theyre obviously one of the best teams in the country, UAB coach Robert Ehsan said. When they shoot it like that, theyre very hard to beat.Dirk Williams led the Blazers (2-2) with 13 points. Tyler Madison had 12.The Blazers got off to what looked like it would be a catastrophic start, turning the ball over seven times and missing their first 11 field-goal attempts. Their only points over the first 10 minutes came on foul shots, and by the time they finally hit the Jayhawks led 23-3.They started off really shooting it bad, and we defended pretty well, Kansas coach Bill Self said, but I didnt think our defense was very good the last 30 minutes. I thought it was average at best.The Blazers took advantage with a run of their own.They ripped off a 17-2 run over the next 6 minutes as the Jayhawks missed seven straight shots of their own, and they quieted a partisan crowd by getting within 27-20 late in the half.If that didnt make Self irate, the way Kansas ended it did. Graham hit a 3-pointer with 5 seconds to go, but UAB went coast-to-coast for a buzzer-beating basket to deflate the Jayhawks. Jacob Trouba Jersey. .We were exciting going into halftime, Ehsan said. I thought if we could make a run in the second half, we would have a shot. But theyre Kansas for a reason.The teams resumed trading runs early in the second half before the Jayhawks began pulling, and four 3-pointers by Svi Mykhailiuk -- who finished with 15 points -- helped put the game out of reach.We played really well. I think everybodys mind was right, Graham said. We came in focused, just trying to do the little things weve been watching on film that we hadnt been doing well.Jackson added an exclamation mark with just over four minutes left, taking a pass in the open floor and throwing down a windmill dunk while getting fouled for a three-point play.Hes an extremely talented player. His versatility is what Ive been surprised with, how many things he can do on the floor, Ehsan said. Hes a tremendous player.CHARITY STRIPESelf was plenty unhappy with the foul line at both ends of the floor. Kansas sent UAB there 26 times while going just 9 of 19 at its own end. We have to figure out a way to get to the free-throw line, he said, and when we do, itd be nice when we made some every now and then. Were putting people on the line too much and giving people too many free points.BIG PICTUREUAB showed some moxie in rallying from its big early hole, even the Jayhawks never led by fewer than five the rest of the way. It had to be encouraging for first-year coach Robert Ehsan, who is trying to get the Blazers back into the NCAA Tournament this year.Kansas looked tired at times from a brutal start to the season. The Jayhawks played Indiana in Hawaii, Duke in New York and Siena at home on Friday night. The grind continues with the CBE Classic title game before another home game against UNC-Asheville on Friday night.UP NEXTUAB plays in the consolation game Tuesday night.Kansas plays the Bulldogs for the tournament Jerseys NFL Cheap NFL Jerseys From China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Authentic Jerseys NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
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