Gene Collier


 Steve Pederson spent 12 years over two tenures as Pitt athletic director.

Gene Collier: Hiring right coach is what Pederson never got right

For all the good Steve Pederson did for Pitt athletics, hiring the right football coach always eluded him.

about 9 hours ago


 William Gay steps in front of Atlanta receiver Harry Douglas and returns an interception for a touchdown in the Steelers' 27-20 win.

Gene Collier: Shaky Steelers defense covers up holes

Once again Sunday, the Steelers defense wasn’t great, but it did enough to help secure a victory against the Falcons.

3 days ago


 The Bengals' A.J. Green pulls in a pass as he's defended by Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake in the fourth quarter at Paul Brown Stadium Sunday afternoon.

Gene Collier: Steelers defense leans on short memory

The Steelers defense was awful at times Sunday, but ultimately good enough for a win -- though the Bengals certainly helped in that regard.

1 week ago


 Saints wide receiver  Kenny Stills pretends to wave a Terrible Towel as he mocks Steelers fans after pulling in a touchdown pass in the third quarter Sunday at Heinz Field.

Gene Collier: Saints WR Stills burns Steelers defense

New Orleans receiver Kenny Stills had five catcher for 162 yards, or 27 percent of his output for the season.

2 weeks ago


 Steelers coach Mike Tomlin kisses Ike Taylor's head as he is taken off the field with a right arm injury against the Panthers in the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium Sept. 21 in Charlotte, N.C. Taylor is expected to start today at Heinz Field against the New Orleans Saints.

Gene Collier: For Steelers, Ike has long been tailor-made

Cornerback Ike Taylor, 34, returns to the team today after recovering from a broken arm. They’ve missed more than his on-field ability.

2 weeks ago


Gene Collier: On this day, plenty for which to be thankful

The least of which is that the Pirates avoid ridiculous free-agent spending and the Steelers are in the AFC North.

3 weeks ago


 West Virginia's Daryl Worley reacts after TCU's Jaden Oberkrom kicked the winning field goal at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown on Nov. 1.

Gene Collier: Rivalries beat bowl games

Forget pursuit of a bowl, the region’s middling college teams are better off piling on each other than piling on a meaningless sixth win.

3 weeks ago


 Steelers safety Troy Polamalu injured his knee Nov. 2 in a win against Baltimore at Heinz Field, but it might have been Baltimore that suffered the biggest blow -- a loss in the tight AFC North.

Gene Collier: Twists, turns still await AFC North

It's unknown how things will unfold for the Steelers in the murky AFC North, but one thing's for sure: More "rock bottoms" remain in play.

3 weeks ago


 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon calls a play out to his team in a game last season at Petersen Events Center.

Gene Collier: Jamie Dixon puts Pitt in right places

Panthers basketball coach Jamie Dixon has his players and program where they want to be in more ways than one.

3 weeks ago


 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hands off to Le'Veon Bell against the Titans in the first quarter at LP Field in Nashville on Monday night.

Gene Collier: Offensive thrill ride runs when Bell rings

Le’Veon Bell took over the game in the second half against the Titans after QB Ben Roethlisberger and his receivers could not.

1 month ago



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