There’s been some very good debate on the “state of the program” here on the POV in the last couple of days. There are those that believe that the football program has reached its ceiling under head coach Pat Narduzzi, and there are those that believe that coach Narduzzi has built the foundation, and the program is poised to move to the next level.
This is a debate that will rage on well into the season, and I encourage that. After all, the Hegelian dialectic is what makes the Pitt POV great. (Although you might argue that the only synthesis we reach is “hey lets all go to Fran’s Pitt POV tailgate”)
With that being said, one of our pessimists (The illustrious Texas Panther) recently said that attending Pitt in the 1990’s was “the worst sports experience in the history of mankind”.
As you might expect, one of our optimists (the intrepid Major Majors) responded in kind, saying “I guess it’s a good thing you didn’t attend Pitt in the late 60’s when we had three consecutive 1-9 seasons…
And that got me to thinking, what was the worst decade in Pitt Football history? The program has certainly had it’s ups and downs, and how do the 90’s rank when compared to the 1960’s for example?
Fortunately there is an outstanding website, called sports-reference.com, that can help us answer these important questions.