2014 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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2014 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
Armed Forces Bowl, L 34–35 vs. Houston
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Division Coastal Division
2014 record 6–7 (4–4 ACC)
Head coach Paul Chryst (3rd year)
Joe Rudolph (interim)
Offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph (3rd year)
Offensive scheme Pro-style
Defensive coordinator Matt House (2nd as coordinator; 3rd overall year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Heinz Field
(Capacity: 65,500)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
#5 Florida State x$^   8 0         13 1  
#15 Clemson   6 2         10 3  
#24 Louisville   5 3         9 4  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
NC State   3 5         8 5  
Syracuse   1 7         3 9  
Wake Forest   1 7         3 9  
Coastal Division
#8 Georgia Tech x   6 2         11 3  
Duke   5 3         9 4  
North Carolina   4 4         6 7  
Pittsburgh   4 4         6 7  
Miami   3 5         6 7  
Virginia Tech   3 5         7 6  
Virginia   3 5         5 7  
Championship: Florida State 37, Georgia Tech 35
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 1, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Panthers were led by head coach Paul Chryst and played their home games at Heinz Field. They were a member of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). This was Pitt's second season as a member of the ACC. They finished the season 6–7, 4–4 in ACC play to finish in a tie for third place in the Coastal Division. They were invited to the Armed Forces Bowl where they lost to Houston.

On December 18, head coach Paul Chryst resigned to become the head coach at Wisconsin.[1] He finished with a three-year record of 19–19. Offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph was the Panthers interim head coach in the Armed Forces Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
Sat. Aug. 30 12:00 p.m. Delaware* Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA ESPN3 W 62–0   40,549
Fri. Sep. 5 7:00 p.m. at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA ESPN W 30–20   30,083
Sat. Sep. 13 12:00 p.m. at FIU* FIU StadiumMiami, FL FS1 W 42–25   10,147
Sat. Sep. 20 12:00 p.m. Iowa* Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPNU L 20–24   48,895
Sat. Sep. 27 1:30 p.m. Akron* Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN3 L 10–21   40,059
Sat. Oct. 4 7:30 p.m. at Virginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA ACCRSN L 19–24   43,307
Thu. Oct. 16 7:30 p.m. Virginia Tech Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN W 21–16   43,125
Sat. Oct. 25 3:30 p.m. Georgia Techdagger Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPNU L 28–56   44,734
Sat. Nov. 1 12:00 p.m. No. 24 Duke Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPNU L 48–51 2OT  39,293
Sat. Nov. 15 12:30 p.m. at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC ACCN L 35–40   53,000
Sat. Nov. 22 3:30 p.m. Syracuse Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) ESPNU W 30–7   32,549
Sat. Nov. 29 7:00 p.m. at Miami (FL) Sun Life StadiumMiami Gardens, FL ESPN2 W 35–23   61,106
Fri. Jan. 2 12:00 p.m. vs. Houston* Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX (Armed Forces Bowl) ESPN L 34–35   37,888
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staff[edit]

2014 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff
  • Paul Chryst – Head Coach/Quarterbacks
  • Joe Rudolph – Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends
  • Matt House – Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Chris Haering – Outside Linebackers/Special Teams
  • Inoke Breckterfield – Defensive Tackles
  • John Palermo – Defensive Ends
  • Jim Hueber – Offensive Line
  • Troy Douglas – Secondary
  • John Settle – Running Backs
  • Greg Lewis – Wide Receivers
  Support Staff
  • Chris LaSala – Assistant Athletic Director/Football Operations
  • Bob Junko – Director of Player Development and High School Relations
  • Hank Poteat – Defensive Graduate Assistant
  • Taylor Mehlhaff – Special Teams Graduate Assistant
  • Jon Budmayr – Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • Ryan Turnley – Offensive Graduate Assistant
  Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Ross Kolodziej – Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Brian Calhoun – Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Kenechi Udeze – Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Bill Nagy – Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant

[2] [3]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
T. J. Clemmings Tackle 4 110 Minnesota Vikings

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wtae.com/sports/pitt-coach-chryst-waiting-on-wisconsin-decision/30245886
  2. ^ "2014 Pittsburgh Football Spring Prospectus" (PDF). University of Pittsburgh Department of Athletics. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ Hinnen, Jerry (February 14, 2014). "Brooks Bollinger Leaves Pitt Staff, John Settle Hired as RB Coach". CBS Sports. Retrieved June 17, 2014.