Notre Dame Football put such a whupping on the Pittsburgh Panthers that head coach Pat Narduzzi completely threw his players under the bus.
When it comes to Notre Dame Football, fans, players and coaches haven’t always handled a loss all that well. However, one of the things that makes Marcus Freeman a coach you can really appreciate is that he hasn’t ever thrown his players under the bus. Even after a bad loss.
The same can’t be said of Pittsburgh Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi. The man, who actually has a history of saying things that rub other players and coaches the wrong way, probably isn’t beloved by his own players today. That’s because he lamented publicly, for all the world to see the talent of the players on his roster after Pitt’s 58-7 loss to Notre Dame Football.
When asked about what contributed to such a poor showing, Narduzzi didn’t hold back,
"“We lost a lot of good players last year. We thought we’d replace them and we obviously didn’t do a good job with that.”"
On the one hand, you have to give Narduzzi a bit of credit for being honest. If he truly believes the problem is that the Panthers are 51 points worse than the Notre Dame Football team, then kudos for saying that.
Notre Dame Football makes Pitt coach turn on his players
There are certainly people who will give Narduzzi points for being honest about Pitt’s talent level. However, the biggest problem here is that he’s still got several more games in the 2023 season.
You’ve got to think that his current crew will be asking for some explanations after that press conference. It should be noted that there were plenty of Panthers players who reacted on social media.
Not long after he made those comments, he indirectly tried to walk them back on Twitter.
"“I am 100% responsible for today’s loss. Like I said after the game, it starts with me. I didn’t do a good enough job coaching today. Put it on me! I remain committed to finishing the season strong with our team!”"
Those words seem a bit too little, too late. So, did Notre Dame Football help start Pat Narduzzi’s march to the unemployment line? Seems like there’s a chance.