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PITTSBURGH -- The near-misses still eat at Pat Narduzzi. Sean Smith Jersey . As good as the Pittsburgh coach feels about his team as it heads into Saturdays regular-season finale against Syracuse, the memory of the ones that got away still linger.When you look at our losses, theyre like this, Narduzzi said Monday, putting his thumb and index finger an inch apart. Its interesting we didnt get (them). I look back at how close we are to winning them all. God if we had done this as coaches, maybe we would have won every one of those games.Outside of a second half meltdown at Miami earlier this month, hes right. Pitts three other losses -- to Oklahoma State, Virginia Tech and North Carolina -- were by a combined 11 points.Yet Narduzzi and the Panthers (7-4, 4-3) have done an excellent job of not getting caught up in what might have been. Theyre surging toward the finish line following a 56-14 romp over Duke last weekend that may have been their most complete performance in Narduzzis two-year tenure. And while Pitt still needs to beat Syracuse (4-7, 2-5) to match its eight-win total of last season, the feeling this time around is decidedly different.Without a doubt, its a much better group, Narduzzi said.One that didnt let the raw emotions of disappointment bleed from one Saturday to the next, something Narduzzi credited in part to the maturity of a team featuring 19 seniors and 16 redshirt juniors.It tells you what kind of leadership we have, that (finishing strong) is what theyre talking about, not girls and where theyre going tonight, he said.Knowing the offense is going to find innovative ways to move the ball week in and week out certainly helped.The Panthers have already set a school record for points in a season (432) with two more games to go thanks to the creative tinkering by first-year offensive coordinator Matt Canada. A unit that began the year with no proven playmakers at wide receiver is averaging 39.27 points. Pitt has thrived behind junior running back James Conner, steady play by senior quarterback Nate Peterman, do-everything wide receiver/returner Quadree Henderson and a seemingly endless variety of formations designed to highlight mismatches and take advantage of a big and experienced offensive line.You come in on Mondays, you dont know what (Canada is) going to throw at you, offensive tackle Adam Bisnowaty said. All the motion we do, you just never know what hes going to do. Sometimes I feel he sits in that offense a little too long (and) draws up some plays that are unreal. They just seem to work.The Panthers have needed them to work while one of the nations worst pass defenses figured things out. Even after holding Duke to 243 yards through the air, Pitt is still 127th in the nation against the pass. Yet that hasnt stopped it from being on the cusp of winning eight games in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2008-2009.Its a different world (than when I got here in 2012), Bisnowaty said. I think the program is about winning ... My first year we won six games or so, last year we won eight. This year we have a chance to win more than that. Its just going back to playing the best football we can play.Game notes Conner was named the winner of the 2016 Disney Sports Spirit Award on Monday. The award is given annually to the nations most inspirational player. Conner was diagnosed with cancer last Thanksgiving and went through months of draining chemotherapy but has returned to the form that helped him capture the 2014 ACC Player of the Year. Conner became the ACCs all-time leading touchdown scorer last week when his two scored against Duke gave him 53 on his career.---More AP college football: and ;Authentic Raiders China Jerseys . 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And Sky sources understand the most notable among them was the Dutch striker Vincent Janssen, who plays for AZ Alkmaar. Janssen was the top scorer in the Eredivisie last season with 27 goals at just 21 years old, and a new, young centre-forward is of priority to Spurs this summer.  Mauricio Pochettino is keen to bolster his Tottenham squad Sources in the Netherlands have told Sky Sports News HQ that Janssen is of interest to a number of Premier League clubs, with Tottenham and Leicester among them, and Janssen is keen on a move to England.Pochettino, Perez and Mitchell were pictured sitting with Southampton striker Shane Longs agent Pat Dolan, whom they all knnow well and looks after a number of Republic of Ireland players. Michael Crabtree Jersey. Janssen scored an equalising penalty against England recently But they were primarily there to watch Janssen, who is a target for Spurs along with the Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi, whom Mitchell recently watched in the French Cup final, and Bournemouths Callum Wilson.Sky sources understand that Spurs also want to bolster further attacking-midfield, defensive-midfield and centre-back options in the next transfer window and the Dutch national team have other talented young players including Ajax midfielder Riechedly Bazoer.  Also See: Late goal denies Rep of Ireland Spurs agree Wembley deal Batshuayi: Ill move after Euros Pleat talks Spurs, transfers, Alli Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '