1983 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1983 Pittsburgh Panthers football
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Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #19
AP #18
1983 record 8-3-1
Head coach Foge Fazio (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Joe Moore (1st year)
Offensive scheme Multiple Pro
Defensive coordinator Bob Junko (1st year)
Base defense Multiple Front
Home stadium Pitt Stadium
(Capacity: 56,500)
Seasons
« 1982 1984 »
1983 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Miami           11 1 0
Virginia Tech           9 2 0
#19 Boston College           9 3 0
#16 West Virginia           9 3 0
#20 East Carolina           8 3 0
#18 Pittsburgh           8 3 1
Penn State           8 4 1
Southern Miss           7 4 0
Memphis           6 4 1
Florida State           8 4 0
Notre Dame           7 5 0
Syracuse           6 5 0
William & Mary           6 5 0
South Carolina           5 6 0
Cincinnati           4 6 1
Southwestern Louisiana           4 6 0
Temple           4 7 0
Tulane           4 7 0
Louisville           3 8 0
Navy           3 8 0
Richmond           3 8 0
Rutgers           3 8 0
Army           2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1983 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Sat. Sep. 3 7:30 p.m. at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ABC W 13–3   95,824
Sat. Sep. 10 1:30 p.m. Temple Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 35–0   45,713
Sat. Sep. 24 1:30 p.m. at Maryland #16 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD L 7–13   48,500
Sat. Oct. 1 12:30 p.m. at #7 West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) CBS L 21–24   64,076
Sat. Oct. 8 1:30 p.m. Florida State Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 16–3   52,654
Sat. Oct. 15 7:00 p.m. at Louisville Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY WTAE W 55–10   31,447
Sat. Oct. 22 1:30 p.m. at Navy Navy-Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD W 21–14   33,349
Sat. Oct. 29 1:30 p.m. Syracusedagger Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) W 13–10   52,374
Sat. Nov. 5 1:30 p.m. at #18 Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Rivalry) CBS W 21–16   59,075
Sat. Nov. 12 1:30 p.m. Army #20 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 38–7   38,500
Sat. Nov. 19 1:30 p.m. Penn State #17 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) WTAE T 24–24   60,283
Mon. Jan. 2 1:30 p.m. vs. #14 Ohio State #15 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) NBC L 23–28   66,484
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Coaching staff[edit]

1983 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff
  • Foge Fazio – Head Coach
  • Joe Moore – Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
  • Bob Junko – Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Dino Folino – Defensive Backs
  • Carmen Grosso – Tight Ends
  • Kent Schoolfield – Wide Receivers
  • Gerry Solomon – Defensive Ends
  • Don Thompson – Defensive Line
  • Ron Turner – Quarterbacks
  • Andy Urbanic – Running Backs
  Support Staff
  • Alex Kramer – Administrative Assistant
  • Joe Duff – Recruiting Coordinator
  • Curt Cignetti – Graduate Assistant
  • Rick Dukovich – Graduate Assistant
  • Paul Dunn – Graduate Assistant
  • Hal Hunter – Graduate Assistant
  Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Buddy Morris – Weight Training Coordinator

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bill Maas Nose Tackle 1 5 Kansas City Chiefs
Jim Sweeney Center 2 37 New York Jets
Joe McCall Running Back 3 84 Los Angeles Raiders
Tom Flynn Defensive Back 5 126 Green Bay Packers
Dwight Collins Wide Receiver 6 154 Minnesota Vikings
Al Wenglikowski Linebacker 10 258 Kansas City Chiefs

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Awards and honors[edit]

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