In the words of Lee Corso, "Not so fast, my friend!"
This post was going to be a lot harsher when it was halftime. Pitt gave a valiant effort, so it won't be as harsh.
Same old song. Same old story. Same old Pitt.
Anyone who follows Pitt football will tell you that this song and dance with the Panthers does get old after a while.
While the Panthers tried to rally after a 27-3 deficit to North Carolina, it just wasn't enough, as they fell to the Tar Heels 34-27.
The program is staying in neutral and that Notre Dame win is nothing more than highlights for a "puff piece" video tribute if they finish 6-6, or worse, 5-7.
Syracuse won't be a pushover in the Carrier Dome next week, and Miami (FL) might be a sequel to the Labor Day loss to Florida State on Thanksgiving weekend.
Again, this post would've been a lot uglier if the Panthers gave in to the Tar Heels and lost in embarrassing fashion.
They did not do that. But, keep in mind, the Orange of Syracuse will be hungry to beat Pitt at home after they got humiliated in Tallahassee 59-3 by (2) Florida State.
Luckily, the Panthers have a chance to get win number six against Syracuse, or lose and be put in a tough spot against Miami (FL).
Pitt still controls their bowl eligibility as they travel north to Syracuse. The window is still open, but it could close very quickly with a loss to the Orange.
Same old Pitt? That's for the 2013 team to decide.