Pitt Head Coach Pat Narduzzi made some questionable comments about his team following the Panthers’ 58-7 loss to Notre Dame.
South Bend, IN – Pitt Head Coach Pat Narduzzi is no stranger to hot takes. Many times throughout his career, his opinionated personality has put him in some not-so-favorable situations.
Today was no different – Narduzzi may have lost his locker room following his latest comments about his team.
Following a 58-7 loss to Notre Dame, Narduzzi had this to say about his current roster:
“We lost a lot of good players last year. We thought we’d replace them and we obviously didn’t do a good job with that.“
Noah Hiles of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette share the quote via X.
Narduzzi: "We lost a lot of good players last year. We thought we'd replace them and we obviously didn't do a good job with that."
— Noah Hiles (@_NoahHiles) October 28, 2023
Sitting at 2-6 overall and 1-4 in ACC play, this isn’t necessarily a comment that is going to keep your players on your side. This was evident with the reaction of a few Pitt players on social media.
Wow 😒 https://t.co/ThqcA4Te9s
— Daniel Carter (@KING__CARTER5) October 29, 2023
— 2️⃣0️⃣ (@JavonMcIntyre2) October 29, 2023
? Crazy world https://t.co/2hKeZmShs1
— Rodney L. Hammond (@RodneyLHammond1) October 28, 2023
Damn kuhh dats flaw https://t.co/I8X2gC9CkY
— sideshowbub ひ (@twoplayaBub) October 28, 2023
Narduzzi realized his comments were out of line, and quickly backtracked following the reaction.
I am 100% responsible for today’s loss. Like I said after the game, it starts with me. I didn’t do a good enough job coaching today. Put it on me! I remain committed to finishing the season strong with our team!
— Pat Narduzzi (@CoachDuzzPittFB) October 29, 2023
The Pitt Football program is in shambles. This will make Mountaineer fans all across the Mountain State very, very happy.
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