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Pitt has an appealing schedule, starting with FSU

What a difference a year makes.

And a new league.

The Pitt football schedule was released and the Panthers will open the season in prime time, facing Florida State on Labor Day at Heinz Field.

It's a great way to start off play in the ACC.

The game will receive plenty of hype and attention between now and then, and it's likely the Panthers will get routed much like they did in Dave Wannstedt's highly touted debut against Notre Dame.

But that's not the point.

This schedule looks much better than the Big East days.

After Florida State, Pitt gets New Mexico, Duke, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Old Dominion, Navy, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Syracuse and Miami.

Can't wait for the season to start.

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