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