1988 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1988 Pittsburgh Panthers football
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Conference Independent
1988 record 6–5
Head coach Mike Gottfried (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Mike Dickens (2nd year)
Offensive scheme Multiple Pro
Defensive coordinator John Fox (3rd year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Pitt Stadium
(Capacity: 56,500)
Seasons
« 1987 1989 »
1988 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Notre Dame           12 0 0
#2 Miami (FL)           11 1 0
#3 Florida State           11 1 0
#5 West Virginia           11 1 0
Southern Miss           10 2 0
#13 Syracuse           10 2 0
Army           9 3 0
Louisville           8 3 0
South Carolina           8 4 0
Northern Illinois           7 4 0
Pittsburgh           6 5 0
Memphis           6 5 0
Rutgers           6 5 0
Southwest Louisiana           6 5 0
Akron           5 6 0
Penn State           5 6 0
Tulane           5 6 0
Temple           4 7 0
Tulsa           4 7 0
Boston College           3 8 0
Cincinnati           3 8 0
East Carolina           3 8 0
Navy           3 8 0
Virginia Tech           3 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1988 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Sat. Sep. 3 7:00 p.m. Northern Iowa Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 59–10   35,755
Sat. Sep. 17 7:00 p.m. #18 Ohio State Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN W 42–10   56,500
Sat. Sep. 24 12:00 p.m. #11 West Virginia #16 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) JP Sports L 10–31   55,978
Sat. Oct. 1 12:00 p.m. at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA JP Sports L 31–34   32,000
Sat. Oct. 8 7:00 p.m. #5 Notre Dame Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) ESPN L 20–30   56,500
Sat. Oct. 15 1:30 p.m. Temple Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 42–7   32,832
Sat. Oct. 22 1:30 p.m. Navydagger Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 52–6   34,230
Sat. Nov. 5 12:00 p.m. Rutgers Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA JP Sports W 20–10   20,051
Sat. Nov. 12 3:30 p.m. at Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Rivalry) ESPN W 14–7   85,701
Sat. Nov. 19 1:00 p.m. at NC State Carter-Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC JP Sports L 3–14   39,300
Sat. Dec. 3 4:30 p.m. at #18 Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY (Rivalry) ESPN L 7–14   49,860
*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]

1988 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff
  • Mike Gottfried – Head Coach
  • Jack Harbaugh – Assistant Head Coach/Tight Ends
  • Mike Dickens – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • John Fox – Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
  • Tommie Liggins – Run Coordinator/Running Backs
  • Steve Coury – Wide Receivers
  • Frank D'Alonzo – Defensive Line
  • Bill Meyers – Offensive Line
  • Scott O'Brien – Special Teams
  • Sal Sunseri – Linebackers
  Support Staff
  • Alex Kramer – Administrative Assistant
  • Bud Ratliff – Recruiting Coordinator
  • Paul "Rocky" Alt – Graduate Assistant
  • John Cervino – Graduate Assistant
  • Bill D'Ottavio – Graduate Assistant
  • Frank Gansz, Jr. – Graduate Assistant
  • Skip Peete – Graduate Assistant
  Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Buddy Morris – Strength Coordinator
  • Ray Oliver – Conditioning

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Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Burt Grossman Defensive End 1 8 San Diego Chargers
Tom Ricketts Guard 1 24 Pittsburgh Steelers
Mark Stepnoski Center 3 57 Dallas Cowboys
Vernon Kirk Tight End 9 242 Los Angeles Rams
Cornell Holloway Defensive Back 10 256 Cincinnati Bengals
Jerry Olsavsky Linebacker 10 258 Pittsburgh Steelers

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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=215&season=1988
  2. ^ "Quick Facts". Pitt Football 1988. University of Pittsburgh Department of Athletics. 1988. p. 2. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Coaches". Pitt Football 1988. University of Pittsburgh Department of Athletics. 1988. pp. 5–14. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1989.htm