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Friday, May 29, 2020

Report: Michigan State’s Pat Narduzzi could be next Pitt coach

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Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi has reportedly emerged as the leading candidate for the Pittsburgh head coaching job.

According to Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports, Narduzzi interviewed for both the Pitt and Colorade State jobs but was more interested in Pitt. The 48-year-old is considered to be one of the top assistant coaches in the country and has interviewed for several head coaching positions in the past, including Connecticut, Louisville and Cincinnati.

As Forde notes, Narduzzi’s $900,000 salary this season made him the highest-paid coordinator in the Big Ten. KDKA’s Rich Walsh is reporting that Narduzzi could be introduced at Pitt within the next couple of days.

With Paul Chryst having suddenly left Pitt to take the Wisconsin job, the Panthers have no choice but to continue their revolving door of head coaches. Greg Schiano was also said to be interested in the job after athletic director Steve Pederson announced he is stepping down.

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