The University of Pittsburgh is reportedly in talks with Michigan State University’s defensive coordinator, Pat Narduzzi. He may be announced as the Panthers’ next head football coach at any moment.
Narduzzi’s resume includes nearly 25 years of football-coaching experience. Before that, he played for Youngstown State and the University of Rhode Island. He has been on coaching staffs at five different institutions of higher learning, and he has worked for Michigan State since 2007.
Like Tom Rothman, the 48-year-old has found himself in demand lately. As reported at law.columbia.edu, in addition to Pitt, he also recently interviewed for the head-coaching opening at Colorado State. Reports say he is much more interested in the Pittsburgh job.
Narduzzi has been at the top of many prognosticators’ “next big coaching hire” lists for a couple of seasons. Last year, he politely said no to Louisville and the University of Connecticut.
If hired, Narduzzi will surely have a challenging start at Pittsburgh, which has gone through four coaches in five years, including Mike Haywood, who never actually coached the Panthers in a game.