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Tuesday August 4 2015
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PSR Columnists

Ellis Cannon, Cannon Firing Line
Tony DeFazio, Editor's Desk
Jerry DiPaola, Third And Short
Joe Giardina, Painting The Black
David Golebiewski, Bucs By The Numbers
Bob Grove, Behind The Net
Jim Lachimia, View From The Crows Nest
Mark Madden, Mad World
John Mehno, Been There Wrote This
Ray Mernagh, Nothing But Net
Val Porter, Sports Bites
Claudio Reilsano, Scout's View
James Santelli, Doc's Notebook
Ken Torgent, Deep Posts, PSR Radio
Walter Villa, Writings On The Wall


Contributing Writers:

Tony Cimaglia
Steve Flinn
Anthony Jaskulski
Doug Kennedy
Lauren Kirschman
Dan Miller
Alex Nseir
Steve Sampsell
Joe Sager
Dan Scifo
Bill Toth
George Von Benko
Rick Weaver
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The Steelers started the offseason by signing franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a significant contact extension. A day before training camp opened, they capped the offseason by extending the contract of general manger Kevin Colbert.
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In 2012, the leading rusher for the Pittsburgh Steelers was Jonathan Dwyer. His 623 yards was the second-lowest total for the team's leading rusher in a full season since Dick Hoak's 531 yards led the way in 1969.
Feature TwoPure SteelTop Story
Todd Haley is entering his fourth season as the Steelers' offensive coordinator. After a bumpy start to his tenure in Pittsburgh, Haley directed one of the most explosive offenses in team history in 2014.
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Time moves faster in the NFL. Players seem to age more rapidly and rosters turn over more quickly than in any other sport. Nowhere else is this more evident than the Steelers defense, where nine of 2011’s opening day starters are no longer with the team.
Feature FourPure Steel
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Pitt football’s forgettable Paul Chryst era ended at 19-20 when the Madison native returned to Wisconsin to coach the Badgers, leaving the program in the same state of mediocrity in which he found it.
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On the heels of a dismal 4-8 season in 2013—and seated firmly upon the hotseat—head coach Dana Holgorsen was able to steer the West Virginia football program back in the right direction in 2014.
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In western Pennsylvania, football is the sport that the natives follow most closely, and with two major programs, Pitt and Penn State, most of the attention is divided among the two of them.
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Stepping into Beaver Stadium sporting traditional, nameless navy blue and white jerseys, Penn State football intends to chase a championship under second-year head coach James Franklin.
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