The “Pat Narduzzi Might Be Leaving” Thread

Well, it happened.

And now the speculation is rampant…because you know, Pat Narduzzi.

First.  Lets just talk about the state of the MSU program.

The lawsuit is messy…

With all that being said, Dantonio is about as much of a legend as there can be at MSU:

The good news (unless you’re part of the 30% off Pitt fans that don’t currently believe in Narduzzi) is that there is a coach at a non Power 5 school who is a better candidate than Pat.

My quick take:  Fickell makes 2.3 Million at Cincinnati and will likely never have a shot at the CFP.  Michigan State would clearly be step up in both pay and potential.  But… Fickell at Cinci has got a shot to win his division every single year.  In the Big 10 East, he’s at best fourth fiddle behind OSU, Penn State and Michigan.  Still, money talks, and on top of a big raise, if Fickell takes the MSU job and can parley that into a string of 9 and 10 win seasons he’d have his pick of any college football head coaching job in the nation.  If he stays put in Cincinnati he may not have as many options, even if he turns them into the next UCF.

But… Duz’ successful run as Dantonio’s DC combined with the perception (from many) that Michigan State is a step up from Pitt, means that  Pat is always going to be in the conversation.  At least until he isn’t.

I’d like to stop here and quote the Pete Thamel article, re: Pat Narduzzi… (emphasis added)

There’s an argument that he’s got a better job in Pittsburgh, as the Panthers play in the worst division in major college football. Slaying UNC, Duke and Georgia Tech is a lot easier than Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State. Another potential stumbling block here is Narduzzi’s buyout, which is substantial but not untenable.

And yet the sky is falling…kind of

Note that “Souf Oakland Life is a joke Twitter account…

but cooler heads are trying to prevail:

Meanwhile it’s business as usual on the Southside:

… at least until it isn’t.

Should be an interesting week or two.

Hail to Pitt

Michaelangelo

 

115 thoughts on “The “Pat Narduzzi Might Be Leaving” Thread

  1. Please Dear God, MSU take Mr Hapless …Narduzzi. First time he has a chance 4th and 1 to beat Michigan and kicks a FG you will know what a game day idiot he is. Any good HS Coach can duplicate his record at Pitt. I love Fickell….I am the 30%!

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    1. Would actually be quite ironic if Duzz went to MSU and Pitt snapped up Fickell. I don’t think it will happen but you never know

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  2. Pat is it!! (For Pitt,that is). In my best grammar, he ain’t goin’ nowhere. No, Narduzzi is not the best coach in college football, but he sure isn’t the worst either. He fits the blue collar culture, he runs a clean program and graduates his players, he has a better record than the last xxx(someone fill in the x’s) coaches, and he has his best crew of assistants since he’s been here.

    Let’s not start over again…..please.

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  3. First off, what a great article Mike. Thank you for the time it took you to put that all together.

    Secondly, From the first day Narduzzi came to PITT, all I’ve read is that Narduzzi should be fired if he loses or he will leave if he wins. This is were the rubber meets the road. IMO, this is good, so we can all put the speculation to bed. I bet he stays and sorry about this……… for a very long time.

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  4. I doubt if the Duzz is going anywhere. He’s an OK coach, and MSU wants better than OK.
    I am recovering from the broken ribs I got laughing over one of the funniest statements I’ve ever heard on the POV. That is he wouldn’t leave because of the team he has coming back. Ouch, they hurt just writing that. You mean the team that no one has even sniffing the top 25. The team that early looks have 4th out of the mighty Coastal. Hey, look on the bright side, when the bar is set so low it’s easy to chest thump when you finish 3rd, hey, you beat expectations. I could use some of that good stuff you’re using to ease my pain. Funny stuff, if they offered he’d be gone so quick he’d make Toddy blush, but it ain’t happening, and I guess I’m OK with that.

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  5. We could do better and we could do worse than Coach Narduzzi. I like the way he has steadily improved the staff.

    The additions of Coaches Whipple and Beatty were smart moves to attract more offensive talent. Though I’d still like to see more changes…

    And recruiting appears to be on the upswing (though I don’t think it’s realistic to expect us to out-recruit the southern teams…).

    I don’t see Coach Duzzer going to Mich State, which is also a tough place to recruit to. But he’d do great at one of the football factories, IMHO.

    Go Pitt.

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  6. OT: From Chris Peak, Ohio kicker Ben Sauls confirmed as one of the two recruits to sign tomorrow. I guess it’s just a lot closer for the family to travel from Ohio to Pittsburgh than to Iowa where is previously committed. I’m hoping the other recruit tomorrow is the 4 star CB Battle.

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  7. I don’t think MSU will come after Narduzzi but it would be pretty devastating if he left.

    Change at this point would be terrible for the overall health of the program. Finding a good coach to do his job in front of empty yellow seats would be next to impossible. Most important, Pitt wouldn’t pay for a good coach and we’d be left with another career assistant who has to learn on the job. We all have just sat through that and don’t want to do that again.

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    1. Ha-ha, BigB. At first I thought you came up with another of those coach’s nicknames that are so popular with some POVers…

      Go Pitt.

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  8. Rashad Battle will announce his college selection at 10 am in his high school auditorium. I wonder how many calls/tweets he received from rival recruiters since Dantonio’s announcement.

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  9. Pat has a flush job here… hired his boss.. knocking down about 4 mil a year and set to have a great year which will land him an extension and a raise or he could crap to bed and end of story-sayonara….

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  10. For the first time in my life (age 46) I’m ready to see a Pitt coach on the job for double-digit years. I just want to see where it leads to. Foge, Gottfried and Wannstedt all should have done it except for that little problem called Terrible Administrators.

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    1. It’s a position that literally gets coaches fired.

      We’ve seen it at Pitt. Foge had an awful kicker and cost him games in his final two years, notably the 10-7 loss at Ohio State in 1985.

      Gottfried’s kicker in 1987 was terrible and proved costly in three-point losses to BC and Temple.

      Kessman has been crucial in some games.

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  11. https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/michigan-state-coaching-candidates-luke-fickell-pat-narduzzi-lead-replacements-for-mark-dantonio/
    Pat Narduzzi, Pittsburgh coach: Another no-brainer for Michigan State fans who remember Narduzzi as Dantonio’s defensive coordinator from 2007-14. While Narduzzi’s results have been mixed at Pittsburgh (36-29), knowing the culture and recruiting at Michigan State would be a huge plus. From 2011-14, Narduzzi’s Michigan State defense was the only FBS unit to finish in the top 10 in total defense and rushing defense. At Pittsburgh, his defenses have gone from 100th in total D to 15th last season.

    ^^^not a “no-brainer”, a meatball-brainer according to some

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  12. I don’t see the Duzz leaving. He fits with the culture of Pittsburgh and he seems to have the support of the Administration. This is not like Chryst going back home. The Duzz’s home is just up the road from the Burgh.

    However, I am usually wrong in my predictions.

    pmdH2P

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  13. Thank for the fine article you wrote. I’m sure very time consuming and I totally appreciate it. The juices start flowing haha. The pick up players will help fill the needs. My good friend called me last night from Michigan. He is big Michigan State booster He stated Fickel at top of list and Narduzzi next in line. My comment money talks but he likes Pitt and has pretty good team coming back. Time will tell. Thanks for all you do. H2P

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  14. well, if Duzz does leave (and I don’t believe he will), at least he leaves the program in a better place

    — when he arrived, we were begging for 8 win seasons, and he achieved that 3 times despite undeniably tough OOC schedules. Now, we are begging for 10 wins seasons

    — the cupboard is not bare. He acquired a pretty good OL and RBs but very little everything else, Now he leaves with a pretty well stocked everything else (although there are also some pretty decent RBs IMO).

    Also, Narduzzi was hired at about $1.8M; the new coach will make nearly twice that amount … so credit the AD who finally raised the level of the program to that of most of its peers (but not all), something that hasn’t happened in decades.

    But of course. in this era of the transfer portal, a new regime may once again require a total rebuild. Hopefully not, but there are no guarantees. This staff has no real ties to Pitt and many likely would not hesitate to follow the HC to MSU for more $$ … at least the better recruiters as well as DC Bates who has a big B1G bio.

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    1. Exactly wwb, Narduzzi is not leaving this PITT program that he has built up where expectations are very high next year for a program ready to get popped with sanctions. MSU is a total mess and they are not psu with the uncanny ability to escape unsavory behavior mostly unscathed.

      BTW, the FBI investigations are not over with.

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  15. I don’t see Narduzzi leaving the boss he helped hire. Expectations are also lower among the Pitt fan base. But he might leave for $5 million and to stay one step ahead of the sheriff. The boosters at Pitt demand more than just participation trophies and crappy bowls. Their influence has not completely waned.

    You won’t see me shedding a tear if he decides to go. I do see Narduzzi using this opportunity to squeeze heather for more money. He’s paid fairly right now. It would be a mistake to overpay for a 9 win ceiling coach.

    I’ll be watching the air traffic for charter jets from Pittsburgh to east Lansing this week. One is scheduled to fly out today. Manifest has three passengers. I expect State to announce their new HC by next Monday.

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    1. Heather just might be stupid enough to extend him and pay him more money. Money that Pitt doesn’t have. Then I’d be stuck with Narduzzi for another 6 years since it would be far more difficult to remove a coach making guaranteed $4-$5 million dollar years. That’s why I say boosters won’t go for it since they’d be on the hook for any buyout.

      But if heather thinks her man can break through and start having ten win seasons, she’ll stroke that check. It would be a huge mistake. I’d cancel my trip in for the Domer game this year if this hell played out. I’d probably say F Pitt football forever.

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  16. Tex, to say you won’t be shedding a tear if Narduzzi leaves is the understatement of the year and trust me on this, neither will I. Pretty sure it won’t bode well for PITT but there is a foundation in place (thanks Pat) and there is plenty coming back for PITT so who knows what the future holds? My hope is that Fickell turns down MSU then offers Narduzzi and he says NO as well. It will be nice to get this crap talk of Narduzzi leaving off the table once and for all.

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    1. Narduzzi will say no this afternoon at the 5pm get together for signing day. He will not exact from Lyke and will not get any additional compensation from Lyke IMO. Didn’t she just say this past year that PN is learning to be a better head coach? He is being well compensated for a “learner” and don’t think PN doesn’t know it.

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    1. The Pitt defensive style of play will always give a decent shot at recruiting defensive players. The same however can’t be said for recruiting offensive players unfortunately unless Whipple can crack up the O the next coming seasons.

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    1. Well gee whiz Bill, sounds like the kid likes a mediocre head coach? Who would have thunk it? I’m out, taking Eli for a short walk or he’s taking me for a short walk?

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  17. ………. and oh btw………. Narduzzi is lined up for his best recruiting class next year, the best in a very long time.. Yeah JoeK, Narduzzi wouldn’t leave this team for many reasons but the future is certainly one of them. Now go take a Tylenol for those ribs.

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  18. For those who pay attention to these numbers – this Pitt class has the following Rivals ratings:

    5.8 —— 3
    5.7 —— 3
    5.6 —— 7
    5.5 —— 3
    5.4 —— 1 (Juco TE)
    5.3 —— 1 (Kicker)

    The average is 5.6. One-third of the class is 5.7 or higher.

    With the QB Yellen and the TE from Florida, looking pretty good to me. Only disappointment is that there are only 2 Olinemen, and no one who looks like they might switch to OL…

    Go Pitt.

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    1. 33% rated 5.7 and above is decent. But Pitt still trails Miami, NC and Ga Tech in recruiting. And typically, Va Tech is very strong and out recruits Pitt. My standard has always been 40% or more is a good class. The elite schools are at 80% plus. In Narduzzi’s 5 years, he has averaged 25%. So 2020, was a better recruiting year for him than his baseline but recruiting is all relative. NC and Ga Tech had very good 2020 classes.

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        1. Pitt’s location is pretty decent as well. Theres always around 8-10 four star recruits (per state) from states within 500 miles of Pittsburgh – OH, MD, VA, NJ, PA

          Pitt just has to land one per state (10% hit rate) and they’d have five 4 stars each year. Thats more than enough to win the Coastal unless you have poor coaching

          I only expect Miami to significantly out- recruit Pitt.

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  19. If I recall correctly, Narduzzi was adamant that Pitt was his destination job, not a stepping stone. I believe him until things happen otherwise. The program is slowly getting better, and we could be entering a period of better recruiting and 9-10 win seasons. It wouldn’t be long before Tex started ragging on any new coach. Some things are just inevitable.

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    1. ‘could’ is the operative word.

      Pitt ‘could’ also be entering a permanent era of mediocrity. 7-8 win regular seasons and a crappy bowl win makes 9. Who feels good about that?

      but lets not forget those graduation rates, high GPA’s, and the saving of kittens.

      How many Pitt football players does it take to save a kitten stuck high up in an Oak tree on the Cathedral lawn?

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  20. As you all know about the coaching racket, it’s what you do vs what you say. I do think the time would not be right for PN to leave PITT for MSU. It’s a scandal ridden place and is not really going to make much progress with OST, PSU, and Mich in the way. It’s also probably not much of an upgrade in pay. PITT always pays what it needs to pay and right now is flush with ACC network $$$. So if more is needed, Heather will step up. As was said above he’s finally starting to make progress on the recruiting and developing a good pipeline. At MSU, starting all over again.

    if I’m wrong, which I have been before, this is a better place to attract a new coach then what i was when PN started here. I don’t think we’d have a hard time coming up with a capable replacement.

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  21. Please remove the “Well, it happened” from under the headline. It looks like Pat already left. It’s not true and not a confident look for recruits.

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  22. So, I listened to ESPNU on Sirius this AM discussing the MSU coaching hire. Names mentioned included Fickel, Narduzzi, Matt Campbell, Butch Jones, Lance Leopold (Buffalo), the NYJets HC, Bret Bielema, and Jim McElwain formerly at Florida, currently at Central Michigan. Greg McElroy said he thought Pitt was at least as good a job as MSU due to the difficulty winning at MSU. I think McElwain makes sense if Fickel doesn’t take the job.

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  23. Hey Ike, the Duzz would leave the team pretty much as he found it, strong on one side of the ball. You can go through the list of coaches who left a better team for another situation,ie bucks. I, as well as most POVers expect a really good year, but absolutely none of the national guys do, and I can see their reasoning. The line is a mess(ya, I know, all the returners, with one exception they stink) , no proven tight end, backs who are so so, and a qb who will be a senior and is wildly inconsistent.
    That said, I’d bet he stays. But heck, just look at past Pitt coaches who have left for a worse team, Johnny and Jackie. Heck, you can go thru a list and most guys left a better team to go elsewhere for money. They wouldn’t be getting rid of a coach if they were all that, although there are the retirements etc. Johnny certainly didn’t come to Pitt because they were a powerhouse, and he left a much better team. Same with Jackie.
    Enjoy the walk with Skippy, jr. lol, joke Ike!

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  24. Battle is a 4-star (5.8) yet is rated the 36th best prospect in Georgia. This year in PA, there was one 5-star (Ohio St), and two 4-stars (ND and Pitt).

    Except for BC and Cuse, every team in the ACC is closer to Georgia, and Florida, than Pitt … and most are much closer. Not to mention of course to a bunch of SEC and AAC schools

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    1. and Pitt is closer to states like OH, MD, NJ and VA. All states where football is still strong and there are plenty of good D-1 recruits. I dont know why anyone would concede the recruiting battle to a school in a talent rich state. If you run an exciting offense, you’ll get super regional if not national recruits. Offense wins games in college and gets you to the pros.

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  25. from the P-G Pitt beat wrier:

    John McGonigal@jmcgonigal9

    Back in October, when addressing the Rutgers speculation, Narduzzi said he was staying at Pitt and it was “real simple.” Asked if MSU situation was also “real simple”:

    “This was not simple. Because you’ve been there before… Sometimes you get torn. But there’s no looking back”

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  26. Boy JoeK, I really struck a nerve of yours with this Skippy thing. No problem.

    Jackie left PITT for the largest contract in college football history at the time. << No BS

    Johnny went marching home to his school where he was an All-American and a runner-up in the Heisman vote. He also got paid big big bucks and also he was born in Lynchburg Tennessee.

    We all know Pat was born in Youngstown Ohio where he went to college. He coached at MSU as an assistant for 7 years, two more than he’s been the head coach at PITT.

    Apples and Oranges……..

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  27. Pitt’s recruiting class today ranked 49th Nationally and 8th in the ACC. Yeah,he’s a hell of a recruiter! Oh…you say next year will be our best class ever…didn’t you say that last year??

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    1. well, that’s the glass half empty approach .. while the glass half full is that of the 18 recruits, 8 of them are either Rivals or 247 4-stars.

      But whatever you subscribe to, please note the recruiting rankings of the past 2 years also reflect the fact that Pitt only had room for 19 and 18 commits

      BTW, Pitt is now up to 44th with only 18 commits. (In 2012, Pitt had 16 commits and was ranked 54th, in 2013, it was 27 commits and 35th, and in 2014, it was 23 commits and 44th)

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    2. The rating don’t include both our 4 star transfers Yellen and Krull.. Also both the two kickers lowered our average rating this year.—Frankly, I think this is probably Narduzzi’s best class yet. In two years we will probably know if I’m right on that prediction.

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    3. Yes Dan, Bill is right, PITT is ranked #44 with 18 recruits. You do know the amount of recruits really affect the subjective rankings, right? I don’t really know if I called last years recruiting class Narduzzi’s best but that could still play out to be true? There were a bunch of kids that played as true freshmen…… and BTW… with the loaded local high school talent for next year, I do feel it “COULD” be his best recruiting class out of his first 6 years. Then again, who really knows when it comes to young men? Also there were at least a handful of early enrollies this year which will bode well for them.

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      1. I just hope we get a better coaching performance this year. Last year was NOT one of Narduzzi’s best coaching efforts. All that talent is primed to be wasted by his poor scheming, ineffective halftime adjustments, undisciplined play and just being gutless when the game is on the line.

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    1. He’s old!

      😊

      Seriously, Shady looks like he’s lost a step, which really shows up on a speedy team like KC…

      Still pains me that he left early — what a joy it was to watch him run…

      Go Pitt.

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  28. I will cry when Capel says goodbye….but I will yawn when Narduzzi’s gone.

    There’s a country tune in there somewhere I’m sure….t, but hat being said I don’t want another re-build. The local pedo loving media would crucify Pitt if that happens and Pitt will look like a toxic destination nationally for the rest of the lives of most people here, including this 70 year old fan.

    I wonder though which town Narduzzi’s family likes the most? That can have a lot to do with these decisions sometimes.

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    1. East Lansing is worse than Syracuse as a destination. At least in Syracuse, the snow covers up the filth.

      Pittsburgh is Paris compared to that hole in Michigan.

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      1. That’s about what I figured. Big plus for Pitt. The local schools, entertainment, hospitals, restaurants, even the weather….

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  29. Satirical Conspiracy Theory: Narduzzi is having an affair with Penny Graham who as we all know hates living in Pittsburgh. Nard called Todd years ago to ask him about Pitt before he took the job, Penny answered, and despite her advice, the rest is history. Penny really messed up dropping the High Octane Todd Father before he got the golden ticket job as HC of the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. She thinks East Lansing, Michigan with it’s abandoned Oldsmobile factories is a step up from the Steel City. She is going to persuade Pat to really try to get this MSU job and by God, he gets it.

    Pitt then feels embarrassed and decides it needs to make a splash hire. The top two choices are Johnny Majors Part III and Mike Haywood. Haywood just got let go from coaching FCS Texas Southern to back to back 2 and 9 seasons…but Haywood is full of character and a known discipline guy. He was considered at one time to replace the immoral, turn a blind eye Dave Wannestedt. Let’s see how this plays out fellas.

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  30. Ike, I’m not sure what nerve you’re talking about with Skippy, other than my funny bone.I have no personal feelings one way or another about him, just that he is what he is on the court. It’s certainly not on par with your odsession with the Duzz’s recruiting prowess. You may be right that this is his best class to date, it’s just below par, even in the ACC. Youareright, class ratings get bloated with numbers, but I will give him credit for a #8 class in the ACC, it’s his best so far.

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  31. Oh, one other thing. I know it’s difficult, but watching these local kids play is really the only way to see what they are all about. Tried to tell you guys about the Oline players. They were not great in high school, and a heck of a lot of them have washed out. Some kids had reps, so you go see them and it’s like, huh? What do they see that I don’t. Usually size, but not much talent.
    Yup, Jackie left for bucks, and that’s the point. Johnny left a great team for another set of reasons to go to a lesser team. Lots of reasons, but the team he had coming back did not cause him to stay, that’s a silly argument. Probably has the least to do with staying or leaving. If this team is great you should expect 10 wins, anything less is a failure, or false expectations, I’m not sure which.

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    1. JoeK, you should really take a listen to Heather and Narduzzi’s interviews today. They mention what has been accomplished while looking forward into the coming years. Both specifically mention next year and oh btw, sounds like Narduzzi was offered the job and he said a big fat NO!

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      1. Ike- sounds like and actually being offered are two vastly different things. I seriously doubt Narduzzi was given more than a courtesy call and feeler. But I’m pretty sure he used it to nudge heather into meeting some demand. With Pitt being so secretive, we’ll probably never know.

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  32. I just watched Heather L’s interview on Pgh Sports Now. She is good. Very articulate and smart about what to say and who to stroke. What a change from Steve Pederson. And, I don’t recall what the in-between guy was like. But, in any case, she is very good. Has to work well with the boosters with deep pockets.

    pmdH2P

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    1. pmd, I second your opinion on Heather. She handles herself very well and Pitt should probably be much more concerned about Heather leaving rather than Narduzzi leaving.

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      1. Exactly. There are very few women who are ADs. And, given what a bunch of clowns (male) there are the AD ranks, some big school with a big budget will gran her sooner or later. I am hoping that it is later. Way later.

        pmdH2P

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        1. Good enough for one if not the lowest pay among all P5 ADs. You get what you pay for.

          Last in directors cup

          Lowest percentage of capacity for any ACC school

          Second to last in ACC athletic donations

          Multi million dollar budget deficits

          Stupid ooc scheduling

          Extending Narduzzi and most likely submitting to his new demands after being courted by sparty.

          I’d package both and send them to any big ten or high school that will have them.

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          1. Tex

            Maybe you are correct. But, I doubt it. Let’s see where things stand in five years. I think your points relate more to those who came before her—and not her.

            pmdH2P

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            1. Heather has been on the job for three years. She won’t be here at Pitt beyond 2023. Some school with a scandal will need her to write compliance rules and hire coaches who like gpa’s and will execute kitten saving programs.

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    1. To sure you how far Pitt BB has fallen one only has to look at the fact that none of the ESPN channels are broadcasting the Pitt ND tonight. Only on the ACCN channel can one watch this game. ND is such a draw almost anytime on TV and yet the ESPN network has not seen fit to not broadcast tonights game.

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  33. when it comes to job openings, take everything you see or hear with a grain of salt. I saw where MSU immediately called Campbell, Fickell and Duzz and all 3 said there was no interest. But I also saw where Fickell was asked about it, and said he had not heard from MSU at all.

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  34. BTW, for all of you complaining about Pitt-ND not being on network TV, you all must have short memories. Last year, BOTH schools finished 3-15 in the ACC and 14-19 overall

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  35. The ND audience draw is cross country. Add up the Catholic and Irish populations US wide and you would still get a decent ESPN audience to watch this game. Of course half the Irish ND fans might be drunk well before the tip off and never really see the game.

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    1. The ACC Network is co-owned with ESPN, putting games people want to watch on there is essential to 1) get people to demand the channel and 2) keep people with the channel tuning in. Using Notre Dame is by far their biggest card to play to accomplish both things and since they don’t get to use it in football I’m almost surprised every ND basketball game is not on the ACC network. No issue for me either way as a Direct TV subscriber, but I am annoyed about the 330p pst start time as the game will likely be over before I get home!

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  36. I dropped the ACCN because
    we always seemed to be on the ACCNX digital feed. They better get their act together and realize all ACC schools are equal. That is one reason MD left.

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    1. Like the boomer who gave birth to you. We only created the greatest country in world history for snots like you to ridicule and destroy.

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  37. I think it’s a good sign Narduzzi quickly dismissed this rumor. He is a good guy at heart and far more loyal than average. Today is a positive development unless you are a “realist” aka Narduzzi hater.

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  38. The “realists” are in the back seat looking out the back window. If nothing else, a feeler was offered to Narduzzi to gauge any interest. He said NO, not interested! Please for the love of gosh……… Look forward.

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  39. Looks like NoDoz is staying. So get ready for another trip to a forgettable bowl game (we should be use to is by now). Especially the guys who weren’t even born when we actually went to legit big-time bowl games.
    Pitt is a good gig, for the money. The BoT doesn’t expect much, and nor do most the fans, since they’ve
    been numbed for 30+ years. Win a Pizza Bowl, once every 5 years or so and you’re good to go.

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