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 representative as 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 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. North Carolina 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]