College pride at forefront for Steelers


The Steelers are off this weekend, but that doesn't mean football won't be on their minds, including college football.

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Many of the players will spend Saturday in the same fashion as college football fans across the country, in front of their television rooting for their team.

Some of the players shared their take on how they think their team is going to do this season, with many having national championship hopes.

Maurkice Pouncey – Florida Gators
"I think they are going to do really well. I like the new head coach, coach Mac (Jim McElwain), he is doing an excellent job so far. They played really, really well last Saturday against New Mexico State. Hopefully we can keep that going. I hate watching my college team lose."

Sean Spence – Miami Hurricanes
"I give us a chance every year because that is my school and I know the talent that we have. They recruit a lot of great guys. I am excited for them because I think we have a great chance this year."

Brandon Boykin – Georgia Bulldogs"I think Georgia is going to be a contender. We have a lot of young guys, but they had a good showing last Saturday. They beat the heck out of ULM (Louisiana at Monroe). It's always good to get that warm up game out of your system. They do have a tough schedule. I think they will contend. They will be in the race."

Jarvis Jones – Georgia Bulldogs
"We had a great win on Saturday, but hopefully we do what it takes to make it back to the SEC championship, so hopefully we can go on to win a national championship."

Ryan Shazier – Ohio State Buckeyes  
"I just love my school. No matter what I always have their back. I feel like they are going to have another great year. They always have great players. It's going to be a big year for them."

Cam Heyward – Ohio State Buckeyes
"They definitely have the potential to be great again. Week in and week out you have to take care of business."

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