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Following a troublesome loss in opposition to Notre Dame, Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi criticized the roster make-up for the staff as a key to the staff’s struggles in 2023.
The Panthers fell 58-7 to the Preventing Irish, surrendering 27 factors within the third quarter alone. The loss dropped Pittsburgh to 2-6 on the season and Narduzzi mentioned that the staff’s incapacity to switch expertise from earlier season is a key to the low efficiency.
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I tweeted this reside, as Narduzzi was speaking. Under is the complete quote, which was transcribed after the presser ended.
“I will return, as a soccer coach you lose numerous good gamers from a yr in the past and also you assume as a coach you are going to change them and clearly we… https://t.co/oxSeYP7WYf
“I will return, as a soccer coach you lose numerous good gamers from a yr in the past and also you assume as a coach you are going to change them and clearly we have not,” Narduzzi mentioned, per Noah Hiles of the Pittsburgh Publish-Gazette. “Once more, it begins with me. I did not do a adequate job teaching immediately. Put it on me and we have got to make performs.”
The Panthers have had a successful report in each season since 2017 and are simply two seasons faraway from an ACC Championship. The 2023 season hasn’t been all unhealthy, with an upset victory over then-undefeated Louisville only a week in the past showing to be a turning level, however the blowout loss to the Preventing Irish reveals simply how far Pittsburgh is from the higher echelon of school soccer.
Pittsburgh ranks 113th in complete offense and the struggles Saturday present simply why the unit has that rating. The staff produced simply 255 yards of complete offense and had 5 turnovers whereas going 1-of-11 on third down.
The Panthers will look to attempt to salvage the season going ahead, however the subsequent matchup supplies no room for aid. Pittsburgh will host No. 4 Florida State subsequent week.