Fans who turned off the TV after the gun sounded missed the coach’s blunt comments aired on national TV.
In their first post-game interviews following a big win, most football coaches bask in the glory and praise the team’s efforts. Thursday night on ESPN, Pitt’s Pat Narduzzi went in another direction after his team’s raucous win over West Virginia by first criticizing the network that was interviewing him.
Pat Narduzzi on SportsCenter “ESPN disrespected our fans” pic.twitter.com/J2vVGEQ7kl
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 2, 2022
The coach wasn’t done when he took the podium a few minutes later for his post-game press conference.
#PittPanthers Pat Narduzzi opening comments #H2P #BackyardBrawl pic.twitter.com/z6Z6JQFHBp
— Jeff Hathhorn (@jhathhorn) September 2, 2022
Attendance at the game was 70,622, the largest crowd in Pittsburgh sports history. As to the exact percentage of Pitt and West Virginia fans, no one seems to know for sure.