2006 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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2006 Pittsburgh Panthers football
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Conference Big East
2006 record 6-6 (2-5 Big East)
Head coach Dave Wannstedt (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh (2nd year)
Offensive scheme Pro Style
Defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads (7th year)
Base defense 4-3
Home stadium Heinz Field
(Capacity: 65,050)
Seasons
« 2005 2007 »
2006 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#6 Louisville   6 1         12 1  
#10 West Virginia   5 2         11 2  
#12 Rutgers   5 2         11 2  
South Florida   4 3         9 4  
Cincinnati   4 3         8 5  
Pittsburgh   2 5         6 6  
Connecticut   1 6         4 8  
Syracuse   1 6         4 8  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2006 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 2006 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Sat. Sep. 2 7:00 p.m. Virginia* Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA ESPNU W 38-13   46,758
Fri. Sep. 8 8:00 p.m. at Cincinnati Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH ESPN2 W 33-15   20,611
Sat. Sep. 16 12:00 p.m. Michigan State* Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ABC L 23-38   47,956
Sat. Sep. 23 1:30 p.m. The Citadel* Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA W 51-6   30,069
Sat. Sep. 30 12:00 p.m. Toledo* Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPNU W 45-3   31,212
Sat. Oct. 7 12:00 p.m. at Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY (Rivalry) ESPN+ W 21-11   41,870
Fri. Oct. 13 8:00 p.m. at Central Florida* Florida Citrus BowlOrlando, FL ESPN W 52-7   35,858
Sat. Oct. 21 5:45 p.m. #15 Rutgersdagger Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN2 L 10-20   49,620
Sat. Nov. 4 12:00 p.m. at South Florida Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL ESPN+ L 12-22   35,671
Sat. Nov. 11 12:00 p.m. at Connecticut Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT ESPN+ L 45-46 2OT  40,000
Thu. Nov. 16 7:30 p.m. #10 West Virginia Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) ESPN L 27-45   55,642
Sat. Nov. 25 3:30 p.m. #8 Louisville Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN L 24-48   41,881
*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]

2006 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff
  • Dave Wannstedt - Head Coach
  • Bob Junko - Assistant Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
  • Matt Cavanaugh - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Paul Rhoads - Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
  • Curtis Bray - Linebackers
  • Paul Dunn - Offensive Line
  • Greg Gattuso - Defensive Line
  • Aubrey Hill - Receivers
  • Charlie Partridge - Defensive Line/Special Teams
  • David Walker - Running Backs
  Support Staff
  • Chris LaSala - Assistant Athletic Director/Football Operations
  • Mike Antonoplos - Student-Athlete Development Coordinator
  • Brian Angelichio - Offensive Graduate Assistant/Tight Ends
  • Jeff Hafley - Defensive Graduate Assistant/Secondary
  Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Mike Kent - Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Darren Honeycutt - Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Darrelle Revis Defensive Back 1 14 New York Jets
Clint Session Linebacker 4 136 Indianapolis Colts
H. B. Blades Linebacker 6 179 Washington Redskins

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Awards and honors[edit]

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