SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Pittsburgh is making some lineup changes. Freshman Shane Gordon will start at linebacker over Greg Williams, while Brock DeCicco will start at tight end over Mike Cruz. Both are performance based.
Dom DeCicco will be back at safety after two games at weakside linebacker, with Tristan Roberts starting there. Andrew Taglianetti (knee) is not expected to play. Also, defensive end Brandon Lindsey is banged up and may be limited today. Expect to see true freshman Bryan Murphy to get his first playing time of the season. He had a foot injury in the preseason, but coaches raved about him before the injury.
Big East commissioner John Marinatto is in the house, so you know it's a big game.