Cignetti Officially Offical

Per Borghetti, Narduzzi has hired Cignetti…

Frank Cignetti Jr. Returns to Pitt as Offensive Coordinator

PITTSBURGH—Pittsburgh native Frank Cignetti Jr., widely respected for his offensive schemes and mentorship of quarterbacks, has been named Pitt’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach by Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi.

Owning more than three decades of experience at both the collegiate and professional levels, this marks Cignetti’s third appointment at Pitt. He began his coaching career as a Panthers graduate assistant on Mike Gottfried’s staff in 1989. From 2009-10, Cignetti was Pitt’s offensive coordinator under Dave Wannstedt.

Cignetti joins Narduzzi’s staff after spending the past two seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Boston College, where he completely revitalized the Eagles’ passing attack. Under his guidance, transfer Phil Jurkovec ranked among the ACC’s top quarterbacks as a first-year starter in 2020.

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General Comments Thread

Because the old basketball thread is getting old.

Not a lot of news right now. Aaron Donald dominated last night as expected. James Conner scored the only Cardinals touchdown. So good for those two Pitt Men.

Are we going to get official word on the Offense Coordinator this week? The hubbub around Frank Cignetti seems to have come and gone…Someone has updated his Wikipedia page though, so it must mean that its happening. And then there is still the vacant WR coach position to fill…

Coaches ostensibly are on the recruiting trail. “Late” signing day is Feb 2nd, which is two weeks from tomorrow.

The men’s basketball team (7-10) faces a 10-7 UVA team tomorrow night, and the Cavs are 4-3 in conference. So maybe another chance for a win? Sure would be nice to see some momentum. https://pittsburghpanthers.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule

Pitt Wrestling upset #6 Arizona state last week. They are 5-3 and host the ‘Hoos on Friday night. https://pittsburghpanthers.com/sports/wrestling/schedule

Despite a poor conference record of 1-5, the Women’s basketball team sports a 10-7 record and beat Wake Forest recently. They head to Blacksburg to take on Virginia Tech on Thursday.

And to wrap up our tour of Pitt Winter Sports, the Gymnastics team lost to Maryland 192.900 – 192.925 last Saturday. I don’t know anything about Gymnastics scoring but that seems like a close one. The Pitt Squad is 1-1 on the season. https://pittsburghpanthers.com/sports/womens-gymnastics/schedule

Michaelangelo Monteleone

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