Pitt playing like a Narduzzi defense
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Pitt playing like a Narduzzi defense

Panthers have adapted to to former MSU defensive coordinator's intensity

Photo: Pat Narduzzi shouts instructions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Pitt defensive end Ejuan Price tilted his head back and broke into a hearty chuckle over the latest story he was told about the passion of Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi.

Price was seated at a table in a conference room for the ACC Kickoff media days last week at the Westin Charlotte. He had just learned that Narduzzi, Pitt’s second-year head coach, was famous as Michigan State’s defensive coordinator for coming down from the press box to the sidelines in the fourth quarter. He zeroed in players that weren’t performing and rattled their cages. ... 

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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, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, 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.

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