Pitt cornerback ready for Syracuse rematch

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Pitt cornerback Avonte Maddox is looking forward to a rematch with Syracuse this season. Although the Panthers won the game 76-61, he was a little embarrassed the Panthers gave up so many points.

Maddox said Friday at ACC media days, “We’re not going to let them score 60 points this time.” The cornerback said he and his teammates will watch film and “see what we have to do, make our corrections, and make a better game of it.”

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi isn’t sure what to expect from this team this season after losing 21 seniors from last year.

Narduzzi said the interesting thing will be to see how players approach this season, and not only mentally. The coach will be looking at how they approach the season physically, their leadership, the chemistry, adding that the competition for spots is open.