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]