2001 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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2001 Pittsburgh Panthers football
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Tangerine Bowl Champions
Conference Big East
2001 record 7–5 (4–3 Big East)
Head coach Walt Harris (5th year)
Offensive coordinator J. D. Brookhart (2nd year)
Offensive scheme Pro Offense
Defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads (2nd year)
Base defense Multiple 4–3
Home stadium Heinz Field
(Capacity: 64,450)
Seasons
« 2000 2002 »
2001 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 Miami (FL) #   7 0         12 0  
#14 Syracuse   6 1         10 3  
#21 Boston College   4 3         8 4  
#18 Virginia Tech   4 3         8 4  
Pittsburgh   4 3         7 5  
Temple   2 5         4 7  
West Virginia   1 6         3 8  
Rutgers   0 7         2 9  
# – BCS National Champion
† – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 2001 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
Sat. Sep. 1 6:00 p.m. East Tennessee State* Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA W 31–0   47,919
Sat. Sep. 8 1:30 p.m. South Florida* Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA L 26–35   39,542
Thu. Sep. 27 8:00 p.m. #1 Miami (FL) Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN L 21–43   57,224
Sat. Oct. 6 2:30 p.m. at Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Rivalry) NBC L 7–24   80,795
Sat. Oct. 13 12:00 p.m. Syracusedagger Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) ESPN+ L 10–42   52,367
Sat. Oct. 20 12:00 p.m. at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA ESPN+ L 7–45   41,637
Sat. Oct. 27 12:00 p.m. at Temple Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 33–7   12,859
Sat. Nov. 3 12:00 p.m. #12 Virginia Tech Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN+ W 38–7   55,585
Sat. Nov. 10 1:30 p.m. at Rutgers Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ W 42–0   13,520
Sat. Nov. 24 12:00 p.m. at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) ESPN W 23–17   44,407
Sat. Dec. 1 1:30 p.m. UAB* Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA W 24–6   40,855
Thu. Dec. 20 7:30 p.m. vs. NC State* Florida Citrus Bowl StadiumOrlando, FL (Tangerine Bowl) ESPN W 34–19   28,562
*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]

2001 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff
  • Walt Harris - Head Coach
  • Bob Junko - Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Tackles
  • J.D. Brookhart - Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers
  • Paul Rhoads - Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
  • David Blackwell - Linebackers
  • Curtis Bray - Defensive Ends
  • Bryan Deal - Recruiting Coordinator/Specialists
  • Tom Freeman - Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator
  • Bob Ligashesky - Tight Ends/Special Teams
  • Shawn Simms - Running Backs
  Support Staff
  • Chris LaSala - Assistant Athletic Director/Football Operations
  • Matt Williamson - Recruiting Assistant
  • Sean McGowan - Graduate Assistant
  • Bob Ando - 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
Antonio Bryant Wide Receiver 2 63 Dallas Cowboys
Ramon Walker Defensive Back 5 153 Houston Texans
Bryan Knight Linebacker 5 165 Chicago Bears

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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]