Posted by Chip Patterson
Pittsburgh starting running back Dion Lewis struggled against New Hampshire on Saturday, basically a first for the reigning Big East Offensive Player of the Year. Pittsburgh got some more bad news at the running back position, with reserve John Douglas being suspended from the team indefinitely because of disciplinary reasons.
Douglas was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a vehicle while DUI and being involved in an accident that resulted in death or personal injury, as well as a misdemeanor charge of driving while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance and a summary underage drinking charge.
Douglas is on the depth chart behind Lewis and sophomore Ray Graham. Graham did have some success against New Hampshire, rushing for 115 yards and two touchdowns, though much of that was after the game was out of hand. Regardless, the Panthers have been struggling to get Lewis going in games - a problem that needs to be addressed during this off week. They will need to fix this issue before they face Miami on September 23. If the Panthers are one-dimensional, it could be a long day against the Hurricanes defense.