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Wannstedt wants better execution from defense

Defense hasn't been Pitt's strong suit the last two seasons, but the Panthers say that should change in 2007, Joe Starkey writes.

Updated: April 12, 2007, 11:15 AM ET
By Joe Starkey | Special to ESPN.com

Dave Wannstedt returned to his alma mater two years ago toting a long history of success on the defensive side of the ball … and that brings up a question:

When are his Pittsburgh Panthers going to stop somebody?

It hasn't happened much -- at least not against quality Division I-A competition -- in Wannstedt's first two years. Teams have regularly turned Pitt into paper Panthers, shredding them at will.

Pitt ranked an embarrassing 107th in the country in rushing defense ...

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