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Pitt Football Coach Wants To Extend Series With Penn State

Pitt’s head coach, Pat Narduzzi, wants to give the fans what they want. Per Cardiac Hill, Narduzzi told fans at a function in Lancaster last week that he wants to see an extension of the Pitt-Penn State football series.

“I think it’s an in-state rival,” Narduzzi said. “It’s two Power Five conferences that can go head to head… To me, why not keep the money in state and play [a game between] the two best schools in the state? I’m a firm believer that you keep those rivalries going as long as you can, especially in-state.”

The renewal of the rivalry was announced in 2011 when the two schools scheduled a four-year series starting in 2016, with Beaver Stadium playing host in the second and fourth games. Penn State holds an advantage all-time over the Panthers with a 50-42-4 record, though Pitt won the most recent game 12-0 on Sept. 16, 2000 at the since-imploded Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh.

Despite having not met on a football field in 15 years, the two teams’ coaching staffs and fanbases haven’t been afraid of some good old-fashioned shade throwing. Earlier this year, Pitt’s offensive line coach John Peterson tweeted that Pitt was the “Premier program in the state of Pennsylvania,” prompting Penn State’s O-line coach and pizza aficionado Herb Hand to shut him down. This sparked an all-out Twitter war between the two, featuring elite GIF usage and seems like a fitting preview for the aggression their teams will show when they meet on the football field next year.

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Doug Leeson

Doug is a sophomore and Onward State's Assistant Managing Editor. Dislikes: popcorn, Rutgers, and a low #TimberCount. Likes: "Frozen," Rec Hall, and you. Contact him via email at [email protected] or on Twitter @DougLeeson.

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