For Pitt players, Pat Narduzzi is their fifth head coach in five seasons, but for Narduzzi, Pitt is his first chance to put his own stamp on a program.
Narduzzi has officially been on the job for just over four months, so when it came time for him to hit the field with his new squad, it was only logical to throw a microphone on him as the Panthers opened up Spring practices.
“Things happen for a reason. How are we going to deal with it? The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but it is where he stands in times of challenges and controversy.”
“That’s what we do with football. There are going to be times when things aren’t right, and we’ve got to fix them. That’s our job. Adversity is the name of the game.” Narduzzi explains to his guys to open the clip.
Some first time head coaches may wander around, not exactly sure of what to do as a first time head coach, but you can see that’s certainly not Narduzzi. He flys around coaching everyone up enthusiastically, holding guys accountable.