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Defensive coordinator Josh Conklin leaves Pitt

Defensive coordinator Josh Conklin is leaving the Panthers football team. (John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

January 2, 2018

Pitt defensive coordinator Josh Conklin will be leaving the team for Wofford College, head coach Pat Narduzzi confirmed Tuesday. Reports Monday night said Wofford — an FCS school in South Carolina — would hire Conklin as the new head coach of the Terriers, which Pitt confirmed Tuesday. “We...

Analysis: Narduzzi, Conklin must realize weaknesses in Pitt defense

If Pitt wants success this season, Narduzzi will need to rethink his defensive strategies. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Visual Editor)

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer

September 17, 2017

Oklahoma State made history in its matchup against Pitt on Saturday. Not only was it Pitt’s worst loss at Heinz Field, but — for the first time in 12 years — an FBS team had four different receivers rack up at least 100 yards each in the same game. The Panthers on the field aren’t the only ones to blame...

Whitehead practices on Tuesday, expected to play Saturday

Pitt's defense could receive a huge boost against Georgia Tech on Saturday with the return of safety Jordan Whitehead (9).  John Hamilton | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

October 4, 2016

For at least the 30-minute window that was open to the media, Pitt safety Jordan Whitehead suited up and returned to practice with the Panthers Tuesday morning. After missing Pitt’s 43-27 win against Marshall on Saturday, Whitehead –– the reigning ACC rookie of the year –– appears to be on tr...

The new regime: Narduzzi announces new assistant coaches

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

January 21, 2015

When Pitt introduced Pat Narduzzi as its next head football coach Dec. 26, the next question many people asked was whether he would bring in his own assistant coaches or keep the current ones.During his introductory press conference that same day, Narduzzi said he would “certainly” consider retaining the assi...

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