New Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi had his opening press conference with the media on Friday. Afterwards, KDKA's Richie Walsh had a brief one-on-one interview with him.
Definitely be sure and check out the link - it's a pretty brief video lasting only a few minutes. Narduzzi didn't offer up any groundbreaking things here, but he did say a few noteworthy things.
One such topic was how he viewed the Pitt job in terms of it being close to home - he grew up in Youngstown, Ohio.
The 'home' thing will be a focal point for fans with the departure of Paul Chryst bolting for Wisconsin. Narduzzi brought it up again (the fact that he considered coming to Pitt the same as coming home), but interestingly enough, he kind of shied away from that once Walsh asked him if that meant it was a destination job. To his credit, he talked about wanting to stay at Pitt a long time, and really, it's not something where I can see him leaving right away, anyway.
Narduzzi also described himself as intense and, as Le'Veon Bell said earlier in the week, he's a 'player's coach.' Give the interview a quick listen if you're dying for more Narduzzi stuff.
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