Narduzzi enters third phase at Pitt
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Narduzzi enters third phase at Pitt

Players Panthers' coach recruited starting to climb the depth chart

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Pat Narduzzi opens spring football with a new boss. Pitt introduced Heather Lyke on Monday as the Panthers’ new athletic director. That can be problematic for a football coach.

Athletic directors tend to like to have their own pick manning the primary revenue sport of an athletic department. They can be quick to make a change if the program struggles, but Narduzzi has two factors working in his favor to start on the same page with his new boss. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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