Let’s give it up for Pittsburgh, which has managed to pull off the neat twofer of having a former men’s basketball head coach and current football head coach hit with show cause orders in the same NCAA announcement. Well done, Panthers.
Here’s what Narduzzi was up to:
According to the agreement, the head football coach instructed or was present at the practice facility when three former quality control staff members performed coaching duties, resulting in the program exceeding the allowable number of permissible coaches. The university conducted adequate spot checks of the program, but the agreement said the violations were undetected in part due to the program’s practice of playing music to indicate when outside parties were present at the practice facility. Football quality control staff members reported that they would make sure they were not near student-athletes when hearing the music.
Well, that’s one way to play on.