PITTSBURGH (AP) — Frank Cignetti is ready for a third stint at Pittsburgh.
The Panthers have hired Cignetti as the team's offensive coordinator more than 30 years after he began his coaching career at the school as a graduate assistant and a decade removed from a brief stint as offensive coordinator under former Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett walked into Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi's office last week and spent 30 minutes laughing about the 13th-ranked Panthers' remarkable season, one that carried them to the program's first ACC title and Pickett to a prime spot on NFL draft boards.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kedon Slovis is trading USC for Pittsburgh.
The former Trojans quarterback announced Tuesday he is heading east to join the ACC champion Panthers, where he will get a chance to replace ACC Player of the Year Kenny Pickett.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Peach Bowl will go on without Kenneth Walker and Kenny Pickett.
Walker, an All-America running back at Michigan State, and Pickett, a record-setting quarterback for Pittsburgh, both announced Thursday they are skipping the bowl game to focus on the NFL draft.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi is just fine if quarterback Kenny Pickett takes his time deciding whether he'll play in the Peach Bowl against Michigan State.
Narduzzi said jokingly on Tuesday he's OK as long as Pickett lets him know the night before the 13th-ranked Panthers (11-2) face No.
ATLANTA (AP) — No. 13 Pittsburgh (11-2, Atlantic Coast Conference) vs. No. 11 Michigan State (10-2, Big Ten), Dec. 30, 7 p.m. ET
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett has the records — and now he has an Atlantic Coast Conference championship to go along with them.
Pickett’s ascent to a likely Heisman Trophy candidate and a prospective first-round NFL draft pick took another big step forward as he threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a 58-yard score, helping Pittsburgh defeat Wake Forest 45-21 on Saturday night and giving the Panthers their first ACC title.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Dave Clawson needed eight seasons to build a successful football program at Wake Forest and turn the Demon Deacons into Atlantic Coast Conference division winners.
Pat Narduzzi needed a little less time to do it at Pittsburgh, though the Panthers seemed poised to take another big step in Year 7 of his tenure.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two surprising programs with high-powered offenses will square off Saturday night when No. 17 Pittsburgh meets 18th-ranked Wake Forest in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference has named Wake Forest's Dave Clawson as its coach of the year and Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett as its player of the year.
The league released its individual awards this week.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi was worried about a letdown. Kenny Pickett wasn't about to let that happen again.
Pickett threw for four touchdowns to break the Pittsburgh school record for scoring passes in a season, and the 20th-ranked Panthers beat Syracuse 31-14 on Saturday night for their fourth straight win heading into next week's Atlantic Coast Conference championship against Wake Forest.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pat Narduzzi still can't make up his mind.
Back in July, the longtime Pittsburgh coach thought the College Football Playoff should stand pat at four teams. Now, with the 20th-ranked Panthers assured of a spot in the ACC title game after wrapping up the Coastal Division title, he's not so sure.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Randy Juhl was kidding, sort of.
The longtime Pittsburgh administrator was serving as the school's interim athletic director in the winter of 2014 when the Panthers hired Pat Narduzzi to give the program a jolt after Paul Chryst headed home to Wisconsin.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A rare mistake by Kenny Pickett nearly cost No. 25 Pittsburgh.
The senior quarterback turned darkhorse Heisman Trophy candidate made up for it by doing what he's done so often during his record-breaking season: make something incredibly difficult look incredibly easy.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Kenny Pickett threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score as Pittsburgh pulled away to beat Duke 54-29 on Saturday.
Pickett threw for 405 yards as the Panthers (7-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference, No.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Coach Pat Narduzzi isn't comfortable. Not even with No. 17 Pittsburgh off to its best start since Narduzzi's first year on the job in 2015.
Maybe he's forgotten what happened during the end of that first season.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The silence in the Pittsburgh locker room was deafening. The anger, unmistakable.
The team intent on shedding its “Same Old Pitt” label had instead appeared to reinforce it following a stunning and staggering 44-41 home loss to Western Michigan on Sept.
Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 8:
GAME OF THE WEEK
Clemson (4-2, 3-1) at No. 23 Pittsburgh (5-1, 2-0). It marks the first time in the brief series history — it's tied 2-2 — that Clemson will face Pitt on the road.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A week ago, Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi lamented the lack of attention being paid to the Panthers.
“I still don’t see much respect for a 4-1 football team, which is fine,” Narduzzi said before a visit to Virginia Tech.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Kenny Pickett threw two touchdown passes and rushed for a score to lead Pittsburgh to a 28-7 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday.
Pickett threw touchdown passes of 8 yards to Gavin Bartholomew and 36 yards to Jared Wayne, and he scored on a 3-yard run — all in the first half — as the Panthers (5-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their third straight game.
ATLANTA (AP) —
Kenny Pickett's decision to return for his redshirt senior season is working out well for Pittsburgh, the nation's top-scoring team.
Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi believes the decision also will pay off for Pickett in the next NFL draft.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pat Narduzzi shrugged his shoulders and stated the obvious.
“That's what it's supposed to look like,” the Pittsburgh coach said after watching the Panthers drill New Hampshire 77-7 on Saturday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi might have been kidding. His message, however, was serious.
Frustrated by the inability to slow down Western Michigan during a 44-41 loss at home last week, Narduzzi said he considered — perhaps jokingly, perhaps not — moving up to the coach's box this Saturday when New Hampshire (3-0) visits Heinz Field to face the Panthers (2-1).
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Volunteers are about to see if the Pitt Panthers can handle their speed.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — By Pat Narduzzi's math, his skill position players ran so much during Pittsburgh's offseason conditioning program — 113 miles to be exact — that they could have made it from the team's training facility all the way to Akron, Ohio.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a different time, the way a number of Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi's players felt when they woke up last Thursday morning would not have been overly alarming...
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 spoke in detail Monday while citing examples of what went wrong on defense in the 54-45 victory against Duke.
"There were a lot of great things to take from it," Narduzzi said, "and a lot of things we need to get a lot better if we expect to continue to move on and win games in this league."
On the Penn State campus, you see the word fans and players live by almost everywhere:
It appears on $18 T-shirts, hash tags and videos. It shouts superiority for a team that's been ranked in the top 10 in the final 2016 and '17 Associated Press polls and again this preseason.
Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi says his Panthers are going to the ACC championship game. I'll bet everything I've got in my wallet against that.
For the record, that's all of $60 and a Walnut Grill gift card right now.
Pat Narduzzi will be the first to tell you he isn't a man to make guarantees, even if his previous prediction turned to prophecy.
But the Pitt football coach raised eyebrows when he told Panthers fans at a kickoff luncheon Friday at Heinz Field, "Next time we'll see you (will be) in Charlotte for the ACC championship game because we're going."
Through the first week of Pitt's training camp, there is some cautious optimism growing about the potential of the defense.
"You could start to see it at the end of last year," coach Pat Narduzzi said of the Virginia Tech and Miami games in which the opponents totaled only 607 yards.
Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi was worried early this summer that the tight end position was a weak spot on the roster.
That was before the team added Will Gragg, a 6-foot-4, 250-pound graduate transfer from Arkansas who joined the Panthers in June.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The signs of progress at Pittsburgh are unmistakable. From the remodeled offices to the return of the popular "script" logo on the helmets to the arrival of living, breathing adrenaline rush Pat Narduzzi as head coach in December 2014, the vibe today is in stark contrast to the one tackle Adam Bisnowaty felt when he arrived in the summer of 2012.