Blair was a monster on the boardsHis pitt teams were always so tough in the big east. They were my fave conf team outside of UL in the beast. Just a bunch of lunchpail guys who played/worked hard. Krauser, fields, sam young, dejuan blair, artis, etc etc
Never made a huge tourney run, but for a while there they were as tough as any program in the nation.
Hiring Kevin stallings to replace Dixon was a mind boggling dumb decision as well.Pitt under Dixon reminds me of UVA under Bennett. Beat you with toughness and defense and it's always a rock fight. They were consistently at the top of their conference. Just couldn't get it done in the postseason. Pitt thought they deserved more, let him go, and now they are a doormat. Difference is UVA continued to trust in Bennett and it ultimately paid off. I'm glad our administration didn't give up on Bennett because of some pretty epic postseason failures.