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Pat Narduzzi comments on departure of Josh Conklin

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As JD wrote, Pitt is losing defensive coordinator Josh Conklin to Wofford. There, Conklin will become the program’s next head coach.

On Tuesday, Pitt head coach issued a statement on Conklin:

“I would like to thank Josh Conklin and his wife, Molly, for their tremendous commitment and contributions to the Pitt football program the past three years. We are all thrilled that Josh has received this opportunity to be the new head coach at Wofford, a place he and his family are very familiar with given his past tenure there. Everyone at Pitt holds Josh in the highest regard as a person, teacher and coach. We know that Wofford will achieve great things under his leadership.”

Conklin’s departure now leaves a pretty important hole. He wasn’t only the team’s defensive coordinator, but a key figure in recruiting. The loss now means that Pitt will have replaced a coordinator following every season of Narduzzi’s tenure with the Panthers thus far.

Pitt likely has some internal candidates for the job but may consider an outside hire, too.

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