PITTSBURGH (AP) — For the first time in two years, Pittsburgh heads into a game with its preseason goal of winning the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division title out of reach.
ATLANTA (AP) — The ACC's best run defense created the play of the game for Pittsburgh.
That defense also has the Panthers in position to contend for another shot at the Atlantic Coast...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi brought his thumbs together to make the universal symbol for the place known as "The U."
His message was simple: Miami's brand name still...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett will be back at quarterback for Pittsburgh on Saturday when the Panthers play at Duke.
Coach Pat Narduzzi withheld Pickett as a precaution from last week’s...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pat Narduzzi knows the danger of overlooking the Delaware Blue Hens.
The Pittsburgh coach was a ballboy in 1979 when father Bill was the coach at Youngstown State. The...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi knows his decision to attempt a field goal instead of going for it on fourth down at the goal line late in a 17-10 loss to Penn State on Saturday...
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — The 126-year rivalry between No. 13 Penn State and Pittsburgh is going on indefinite hiatus for the second time in a generation. Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi gave both sides...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh will try to avoid its first 0-2 start since 2005 when Ohio visits Heinz Field.
Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi knows the Bobcats' visit on Saturday may look like a...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The debut of Pittsburgh's new-look offense included an alarming sight that kept repeating itself during a season-opening 30-14 loss to Virginia : quarterback Kenny Pickett...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh junior defensive lineman Rashad Weaver's season is over.
The school announced Friday that Weaver will miss all of 2019 after tearing the anterior cruciate...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi had a good idea what to expect over the past two seasons from every opponent in the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett took the snap, looked to his right and heaved the ball toward the corner of the end zone. When wide receiver Tre Tipton outwrestled a...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi's biggest coup during the offseason might not be the any of the players who signed letters of intent to join the reigning ACC Coastal Division champions, but a 61-year-old passing game guru with a reputation as a quarterback whisperer.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh has fired offensive coordinator Shawn Watson and wide receivers coach Kevin Sherman in an effort to overhaul its beleaguered offense.
Coach Pat Narduzzi made the announcement on Friday.
The Panthers went 7-7 this season and won the ACC Coastal Division for the first time but had trouble generating offensive against quality opponents, particularly through the air. Pitt finished 97th in the country in total offense, 93rd in scoring offense and 120th in passing offense.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Even without Bryce Love, Stanford plans to stick with the running game in the Sun Bowl against Pittsburgh.
Because the Panthers (7-6) are powered by the first pair of 1,000-yard rushers in school history, coach Pat Narduzzi figures Monday's meeting against the Cardinal (8-4) will be something of an oddity in today's college game.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Neither Clemson coach Dabo Swinney nor Pitt's Pat Narduzzi sees the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game as a looming blowout, no matter how many others do.
The second-ranked Tigers (CFP No. 2) come in on a major roll, the ACC Atlantic champions capping their second 12-0 season since 2015 with a satisfying, 56-35 victory over state rival South Carolina on Saturday night.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — In the final Miami home game of the season, Hurricane fans will get to watch the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division champions.
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi insists he wasn't making some sort of bold prediction. That he wasn't guaranteeing anything when he told fans at a kickoff luncheon on the eve of the regular season to clear their schedule for a trip to Charlotte for the Atlantic Coast Conference title game on the first Saturday in December because "that's where we're going."
And even as Narduzzi's comments raised eyebrows outside of the locker room, they passed without a ripple on the inside.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Coach Pat Narduzzi wasn't worried about a jinx. The Pitt coach had his equipment staff to bring the commemorative ACC caps and T-shirts all the way from Pittsburgh.
"I said, 'Get them. It's going to happen,'" Narduzzi said.
It did happen — thanks to Kenny Pickett's career day.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Pittsburgh spoiled a conference rival's special season a year ago. The Panthers don't want Wake Forest to do the same thing to them.
Pitt will clinch its first appearance in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game with a win over the Demon Deacons on Saturday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi didn't throw the ACC Coastal Division standings up on the wall during his team's annual Sunday night meeting.
There was no need. Narduzzi is well aware his players know where the Panthers (5-4, 4-1 ACC) sit heading into Saturday's visit from Virginia Tech (4-4, 3-2): in first place and in control of their own destiny.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi has been around long enough to know an NFL-caliber player when he sees one. And he sees one in Duke's senior quarterback Daniel Jones.
An up close look awaits Saturday when Jones and the Blue Devils (5-2, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) visit the Panthers (3-4, 2-1).
"He's 6-5, he has (Duke coach) David (Cutcliffe) as his quarterbacks coach," Narduzzi said. "Got a gun arm. He can also move in the pocket. He's elusive."
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi doesn't spend a lot of time focusing on the big picture. He prefers to stay attuned to the little one. It's why he tries to divide each season into 12 separate but equal tests, one no more important than another.
Yet Narduzzi also understands he's not a perpetually plugged in 20-year-old player. Which is why he hasn't felt the need to remind the Panthers (3-4, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) where they're at heading into the stretch run.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Wide receiver Miles Boykin is usually the tallest guy in a classroom at Notre Dame. The Irish offensive huddle is another matter.
"Once we had Chase (Claypool), Cole (Kmet), Alizé (Mack) and me, and I'm the smallest receiver out there on the field," said the 6-foot-4, 228-pound senior wideout, one of the shortest of six Notre Dame receivers and tight ends.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh senior linebacker Quintin Wirginis will miss the rest of the season after injuring his knee during practice.
Coach Pat Narduzzi said Wirginis was hurt in a non-contact drill Tuesday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The ultimate path of their team's uneven season potentially hanging in the balance, Pittsburgh senior running backs Qadree Ollison and Darrin Hall made a request to head coach Pat Narduzzi as the clock wound down against Syracuse on Saturday.
"We asked for the game to be on our backs," Ollison said. "Just put it on us. Put it on the backs. Put it on the offensive line. Put it on the seniors really. I think that's what we did."
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The silence coming from the back of the bus offered Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi all the proof he needed that his maddeningly inconsistent team remains fully engaged.
For now, that's all Narduzzi can ask for. Well, that and the hope the small mistakes that piled up into a messy loss at North Carolina last Saturday will soon be erased. Or at least minimized.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi puts together a penalty chart that he shares with his players the day after every game, hopeful to use each to prevent similar penalties from happening in the future.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — It took Pat Narduzzi three years to finally embrace the obvious. No more hiding behind coachspeak. No more cliches about treating all 12 of Pittsburgh's opponents the same.
It just doesn't work that way when it comes to the Panthers and No. 13 Penn State.
"Anybody wants to argue and say this is no different than any other week, OK, it is. That's a fact," the Pitt coach said. "If you want to ignore that, you can ignore it. It's a big game."
No. 13 Penn State (1-0) at Pittsburgh (1-0), 8 p.m. ET (ABC).
PITTSBURGH (AP) — For all of sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett's precocious talent, Pittsburgh head Pat Narduzzi is quick to issue a reminder that in terms of Pickett's career, he's just "a baby."
Maybe, but Pickett is growing up quickly. Narduzzi believes the rest of his team is too.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett's first college start set almost impossible expectations for his second. Everywhere except inside the Pittsburgh locker room.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — There's a professorial aspect to new Pittsburgh defensive coordinator Randy Bates. Maybe it's the glasses. Maybe it's the tidy haircut. Maybe it's the long resume that includes stops at Northwestern and the Naval Academy.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former Illinois quarterback Jeff George Jr. has transferred from Michigan to Pittsburgh.
Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi said Monday that George has enrolled at the school and joined the team. Narduzzi says it is not immediately clear if the son of former NFL quarterback Jeff George will be eligible to play this season.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Darrin Hall and Qadree Ollison said all the right things last summer. Tasked with stepping in after James Conner took his school and Atlantic Coast Conference record 56 touchdowns to the NFL, the two Pittsburgh running backs insisted they weren't intimidated by the prospect of trying to emerge from Conner's considerable shadow.
Pat Narduzzi built his coaching resume by building no-frills defenses that made up in swaggers and fundamentals what it lacked in bells and whistles.
After three years at Pittsburgh, Narduzzi might be able to say the same thing about the Panthers.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett never doubted he'd be here.
Not as a scrawny 130-pound freshman quarterback growing up in New Jersey. Not when he enrolled early at Pittsburgh in the spring of 2017 as a distant third on the depth chart behind Max Browne and Ben DiNucci. Not last fall, when the losses piled up for the Panthers and Pickett kept running the scout team knowing head coach Pat Narduzzi wanted to redshirt him.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After three years of watching his team struggle to get stops, Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi sees the potential for improvement coming with the return of plenty of defensive starters.
"I walk out there this June, I'm going, 'Whoa, there's a lot of guys there that can play for us,'" Narduzzi said Wednesday during the Atlantic Coast Conference's preseason media days, "which they couldn't play for us a year ago."
PITTSBURGH (AP) — After losing a pair of quarterbacks over the last month to transfers, Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi and offensive coordinator Shawn Watson replenished their ranks at football's most important position on Wednesday, as two of Pitt's 15 early signees are quarterbacks.
Freshman Kenny Pickett started the team's final game against Miami on Nov. 24, a 24-14 upset of the then-No. 2 Hurricanes, and seems to be the team's answer as a starter going forward.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh head football coach Pat Narduzzi's most difficult season did little to shake athletic director Heather Lyke's faith. She quickly worked out a new contract for Narduzzi that will run through 2024.
The Panthers finished 5-7 in 2017 and will miss a bowl game for the first time in a decade. Still, Pitt finished strong, upsetting then-No. 2 Miami on Nov. 24. It's the big picture, and not the small one, that has both Narduzzi and Lyke optimistic about the future.