It should come as no surprise, given the success the Pitt football program saw this past season, that the University would want to shore up that stability and hope to sustain the result and that all stars with the man running the show Head Coach Pat Narduzzi certainly has had his ups and downs since leaving Michigan State to take the head coaching job at Pitt.
But last season was an invigorating one for the Panthers. Kenny Pickett gained stardom. The offense was elite. The defense got after the quarterback. There was Heisman notoriety for Pickett, which really helped.
The Panthers gained national recognition, and it appears that Pickett is destined to be a high end first round pick.
All that considered, why wouldn’t you want to keep Narduzzi around? Today, he agreed to a contract extension through at least a 2030 season. The eleven and three finished. The 2021 was the most wins at Pitt in the last 40 years.
In his seven years at Pitt, Narduzzi is 53 and 37. The resume for Narduzzi is a pretty solid one.
He is fourth on the career coaching wins list at Pitt, both to ask Coastal Division Championships and one ACC championship that was this past year over Wake Forest. He does, however, have just one bowl win.