Pittsburgh Panthers Best of 2023: Donovan McMillon Makes Immediate Impact

    Pittsburgh Panthers Best of 2023 takes a look at the immediate impact of Florida Gators transfer Donovan McMillon.

    In conjunction with our College Football’s Best series, highlighting the top plays, players, highlights, and moments from all 133 teams, we’re here to showcase the best the Pittsburgh Panthers have had to offer in 2023. Who has stood out? What units are turning heads?

    And who from Pitt is among the top mentions in our College Football’s Best series this season?

    Pittsburgh Panthers Best of 2023

    At College Football Network, we watch every game. Every player. Every team. And our notebooks are chock full of top players, plays, highlights, and moments. Today, I’m emptying the notebook.

    Below, find Pitt’s noteworthy players, groupings, or units, all listed under a different category: good, great, grand, or wonderful. Every team across the country has put forth their best efforts in 2023, and through four weeks of action, those players deserve notoriety for what they’ve put forth this season.

    Highlighting the best with a line from the one and only Chris Farley, welcome to this season’s Good, Great, Grand, Wonderful!

    For all 133 teams, head over to College Football’s Best of 2023.

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    Good: Gavin Bartholomew, TE

    A talented pass catcher for the Pittsburgh offense, Gavin Bartholomew has put it all together in 2023. He’s blocking well to make things even better, but he has proven to be the most reliable receiver for the Panthers’ offense this season.

    Great: Bangally Kamara/Matt Goncalves, LB/LT

    With a multitude of stops at or around the line of scrimmage, Bangally Kamara was a menace through the first three games.

    Similarly, Matt Goncalves was dominant on the ground and in his pass sets through the first three outings. They clearly missed both of them in Week 4 against North Carolina.

    Grand: Dayon Hayes, EDGE

    Consistently getting home with pressures, Dayon Hayes has been one of the few bright spots for this team this season. Hayes has two sacks and batted down two more passes at the line of scrimmage through four games.

    Wonderful: Donovan McMillon, S

    The team’s leading tackler, Donovan McMillon is racking up the stops at the second level as this team figures out its first-wave defenders. McMillon has left his mark in coverage as well, making matters even more convincing in his favor.

    The former Florida Gator has earned two consecutive starts after coming off the bench to start the year.

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