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Panther Prowl with Pat Narduzzi hits Pittsburgh, the head coach mum on a punishment for Tyler Boyd

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For the past several weeks, head coach Pat Narduzzi has been 'on the prowl', making several stops in various cities to build enthusiasm for the football program. This week, the 'tour' stops in Pittsburgh. Last night he was in the North Hills and tonight, it's Canonsburg.

Basketball coach Jamie Dixon and new athletic director Scott Barnes were there as well, among others. The Trib's Jerry DiPaola put together a nice summary as Narduzzi hit on a few topics.

First and foremost, Narduzzi was tasked with addressing the messy Tyler Boyd issue. The coach didn't run from it and talked about not Boyd, but himself:

"I don't really want to get it into it, but it's a learning situation," Narduzzi said. "The first person I look at is myself. What could I have done better?

"You always look at yourself. What can we do better as a staff and a head football coach. That's everything we do. We talk all the time about making right choices.

The head coach was also pretty silent on a potential punishment, saying discipline would essentially be handled as a case by case basis. And, really, with a preliminary hearing not scheduled until August, that's about all he could do.

Narduzzi also touched on a few things, including being committed to staying at Pitt and cornerback Lafayette Pitts losing weight. Be sure to check out the entire article

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