Morgantown, West Virginia – Following Pitt’s 34-13 win at Western Michigan, Panthers’ head coach Pat Narduzzi said in his postgame press conference that he was pleased with everything about his team’s performance but was unhappy with how his team was escorted into the stadium prior to the game.
Narduzzi claimed that Western Michigan fans were throwing bottles at his players during the team’s police escort into the game.
“F***ing police escort we had down here. It was embarrassing,” Narduzzi said. “I’m not happy with the fans throwing bottles at our kids. Felt like I was down in Morgantown, I guess. I don’t know. Throwing stuff at our kids is a classless move.”
Pat Narduzzi was OK w/almost everything, except: "(Expletive) police escort we had down here. It was embarrassing. I'm not happy with the fans throwing bottles at our kids. Felt like I was down in Morgantown, I guess. I don't know. Throwing stuff at our kids is classless move."
— Jerry DiPaola (@JDiPaola_Trib) September 18, 2022
This, of course, is interesting since Narduzzi has never led a team into Morgantown and really has no firsthand experience of how West Virginia fans behave in Morgantown.
Next year’s Backyard Brawl at West Virginia is certainly going to be interesting and you can bet that West Virginia fans will give Narduzzi and his Pitt team a very warm welcome to Morgantown when they arrive!