1998 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1998 Pittsburgh Panthers football
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Conference Big East
1998 record 2-9 (0-7 Big East)
Head coach Walt Harris (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Steve Mooshagian (2nd year)
Offensive scheme Pro Offense
Defensive coordinator Larry Coyer (2nd year)
Base defense Multiple 4-3
Home stadium Pitt Stadium
(Capacity: 56,500)
Seasons
« 1997 1999 »
1998 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#25 Syracuse   6 1         8 4  
#20 Miami (FL)   5 2         9 3  
#23 Virginia Tech   5 2         9 3  
West Virginia   5 2         8 4  
Boston College   3 4         4 7  
Rutgers   2 5         5 6  
Temple   2 5         2 9  
Pittsburgh   0 7         2 9  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1998 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
Sat. Sep. 5 3:30 p.m. Villanova* Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 48-41   36,543
Sat. Sep. 19 3:30 p.m. #8 Penn State* Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA CBS L 13-20   56,743
Sat. Sep. 26 12:00 p.m. at #19 Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ESPN2 L 7-27   50,057
Sat. Oct. 3 3:30 p.m. Akron Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 35-0   37,357
Sat. Oct. 10 1:30 p.m. at North Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC L 10-29   50,900
Sat. Oct. 17 12:00 p.m. Rutgersdagger Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN+ L 21-25   31,176
Sat. Oct. 31 12:00 p.m. at #19 Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPN+ L 28-45   49,012
Sat. Nov. 7 3:30 p.m. Temple Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA L 33-34   39,827
Sat. Nov. 14 12:00 p.m. Boston College Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN+ L 15-23   32,129
Thu. Nov. 19 8:00 p.m. at #22 Miami (FL) Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL ESPN L 10-38   38,084
Fri. Nov. 27 2:30 p.m. West Virginia Three Rivers StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) CBS L 14-52   42,254
*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]

1998 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff
  • Walt Harris - Head Coach
  • Larry Coyer - Defensive Coordinator
  • Steve Mooshagian - Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers
  • J.D. Brookhart - Tight Ends/Special Teams Assistant
  • Curt Cignetti - Recruiting Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Tom Freeman - Offensive Line
  • Bob Junko - Defensive Tackles
  • Bill McGovern - Defensive Backs
  • Vincent White – Running Backs
  • Brian Williams - Defensive Ends/Special Teams
  Support Staff
  • Chris LaSala - Director of Football Operations
  • Dave Henigan - Graduate Assistant
  • Joe Ferenc - Graduate Assistant
  Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Buddy Morris – Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Chad Hutsko - 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]