Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi shuts down media access to players for Penn State week
Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi must be thinking about trying to avoid creating any bulletin board material for rival Penn State. The Panthers coach said on Monday that his players won’t be available to the media until after Saturday’s game. Practices are also closed.
“I want to be the only voice,” Narduzzi said according to Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter Jerry DiPaola’s tweet.
Narduzzi: "I want to be the only voice."
— Jerry DiPaola (@JDiPaola_Trib) September 5, 2016
Meanwhile, according to a Penn State release, eight Nittany Lions players and an assistant are scheduled for interviews this week.
Narduzzi thinks this is the right course of action as Pitt and Penn State get ready for Saturday’s noon game at Heinz Field. It’s the first game in the series since the Panthers won 12-0 in 2000, and emotions will definitely be high on both sides.