1991 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1991 Pittsburgh Panthers football
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Conference Big East
1991 record 6–5 (3–2 Big East)
Head coach Paul Hackett (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Bill Meyers (2nd year)
Offensive scheme Multiple Pro
Defensive coordinator Fred von Appen (2nd year)
Base defense Multiple
Home stadium Pitt Stadium
(Capacity: 56,500)
Seasons
« 1990 1992 »
1991 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#11 Syracuse 5 0 0     10 2 0
#1 Miami (FL) 2 0 0     12 0 0
Virginia Tech 1 0 0     5 6 0
Pittsburgh 3 2 0     6 5 0
West Virginia 3 4 0     6 5 0
Rutgers 2 3 0     6 5 0
Boston College 2 4 0     4 7 0
Temple 0 5 0     2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1991 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1991 college football season. This was Pitt's first season as a football member of the Big East. They had been an independent since 1890.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Sat. Aug. 31 7:30 p.m. at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) ESPN W 34–3   68,041
Sat. Sep. 7 1:30 p.m. Southern Miss* Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 35–14   34,756
Sat. Sep. 14 12:00 p.m. Temple #24 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA Big East W 26–7   31,084
Sat. Sep. 28 3:30 p.m. at Minnesota* #18 Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN ABC W 14–13   39,511
Sat. Oct. 5 1:30 p.m. Maryland* #17 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 24–20   38,328
Sat. Oct. 12 1:30 p.m. at #7 Notre Dame* #12 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Rivalry) NBC L 7–42   59,075
Sat. Oct. 19 1:30 p.m. #24 Syracusedagger #20 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) L 27–31   42,707
Sat. Oct. 26 1:30 p.m. at #20 East Carolina* #23 Dowdy–Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC L 23–24   36,000
Sat. Nov. 2 12:00 p.m. at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA Big East L 12–38   25,872
Sat. Nov. 9 12:00 p.m. Rutgers Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA Big East W 22–17   19,680
Thu. Nov. 28 11:00 a.m. #6 Penn State* Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) ABC L 20–32   52,219
*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]

1991 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff
  • Paul Hackett – Head Coach
  • Fred von Appen – Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line
  • Bill Meyers – Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
  • Marty Galbraith – Tight Ends/Kickers
  • Jon Gruden – Wide Receivers
  • Chuck Jones – Special Teams/Defensive Line
  • Marvin Lewis – Outside Linebackers
  • Skip Peete – Running Backs
  • Nick Rapone – Secondary
  • Sal Sunseri – Inside Linebackers
  Support Staff
  • Alex Kramer – Administrative Assistant
  • Larry Petroff – Recruiting Coordinator
  • Tom Gibbons – Graduate Assistant
  • Dan Maginnis – Graduate Assistant
  • Mike McCarthy – Graduate Assistant
  Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Tim Wilson – Strength and Conditioning Coach

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Sean Gilbert Defensive Tackle 1 3 Los Angeles Rams
Steve Israel Defensive Back 2 30 Los Angeles Rams
Ricardo McDonald Linebacker 4 88 Cincinnati Bengals
Jeff Christy Center 4 91 Phoenix Cardinals
Keith Hamilton Defensive Tackle 4 99 New York Giants
Dave Moore Tight End 7 191 Miami Dolphins

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