Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi said Thursday he will not leave the Panthers to coach at Purdue, despite speculation that he could be a candidate for the Boilermakers’ opening, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
“That’s funny,” Narduzzi said. “I’m not going anywhere. I don’t know who makes up those rumors.
“We don’t need to talk about that, but I can just tell you it ain’t happening.’ You can take that to the bank.” He added, “From now on, I’m not even going to comment on it.”
Before becoming Pittsburgh’s coach in 2015, Narduzzi spent eight seasons as Michigan State’s defensive coordinator.
Narduzzi has led the Panthers to a 13-8 combined record in the last season and a half, including 5-3 this season.
Purdue fired coach Darrell Hazell on Oct. 16. The Boilermakers are 3-5 on the season, including 0-2 under interim head coach Jerad Parker.