(93-7 THE FAN) — Once again, there was a coaching change at Pitt right before this year’s BBVA Compass Bowl, but this time it wasn’t the one everyone dreaded, and it doesn’t look like it’s crushed the spirit of a defense that played spirited football at season’s end.
Early in the season junior linebacker Shane Gordon lamented the lack of “assignment football” being play by Pitt’s defense. Now the Panthers know what their jobs are, and know they must finish the job against South Florida Saturday night to redefine their 2012 campaign.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — It’s all about who’s got swagger these days, according to defensive coordinator Dave Huxtable. After a rough start his Panthers have it again after evening their record at 2-2 with Saturday’s 55-10 drubbing of Gardner-Webb at Heinz Field.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Panthers are coming off their best defensive effort of the young season as they prepare for Gardner-Webb, the second of two FCS visitors this season, and new defensive coordinator Dave Huxtable believes the players are starting to buy what the coaches are selling.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Pitt head football coach Paul Chryst made a big hire Wednesday, naming Wisconsin linebackers coach Dave Huxtable as the Panthers next defensive coordinator.