1996 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1996 Pittsburgh Panthers football
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Conference Big East
1996 record 4–7 (3–4 Big East)
Head coach Johnny Majors (8th year)
Offensive coordinator Ken Karcher (4th year)
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Chuck Driesbach (4th year)
Base defense Multiple 4–3
Home stadium Pitt Stadium
(Capacity: 56,500)
Seasons
« 1995 1997 »
1996 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#13 Virginia Tech §   6 1         10 2  
#14 Miami (FL) §   6 1         9 3  
#21 Syracuse §   6 1         9 3  
West Virginia   4 3         8 4  
Pittsburgh   3 4         4 7  
Boston College   2 5         5 7  
Rutgers   1 6         2 9  
Temple   0 7         1 10  
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1996 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
Sat. Aug. 31 7:30 p.m. West Virginia Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) ESPN L 0–34   54,612
Sat. Sep. 7 7:00 p.m. Kent State* Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 52–14   24,374
Sat. Sep. 14 7:00 p.m. Houston* Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA L 35–42 OT  27,648
Sat. Sep. 21 12:30 p.m. at #7 Ohio State* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ESPN L 0–72   93,959
Sat. Sep. 28 12:00 p.m. at #10 Miami (FL) Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL ESPN+ L 0–45   32,747
Sat. Oct. 5 1:30 p.m. Temple Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 53–52   30,054
Sat. Oct. 12 12:00 p.m. at Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY (Rivalry) ESPN+ L 7–55   45,103
Sat. Oct. 26 12:00 p.m. at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ESPN+ L 21–22   43,625
Thu. Oct. 31 8:00 p.m. Boston College Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN W 20–13   26,313
Sat. Nov. 16 2:30 p.m. at Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Rivalry) NBC L 6–60   59,075
Sat. Nov. 30 12:00 p.m. Rutgers Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 24–9   21,772
*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]

1996 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff
  • Johnny Majors – Head Coach
  • Charlie Coe – Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs
  • Bob Babich – Linebackers/Special Teams
  • Curt Cignetti – Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator
  • Joe D'Alessandris – Offensive Line
  • Chuck Dreisbach – Defensive Coordinator
  • Ken Karcher – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Gary Nord – Wide Receivers
  • Tony Pierce – Defensive Backs
  • Tom Turchetta – Defensive Line
  Support Staff
  • Jim Earle – Assistant Athletic Director/Football Operations
  • Brian Callahan – Graduate Assistant
  • Andy Rondeau – Graduate Assistant
  Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Tim Wilson – Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Mark Kostek – Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Team Players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
No Players Selected

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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]