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Notre Dame – Pitt Football Rivalry History

Pitt first appeared on Notre Dame’s schedule in 1909. The rivalry was a natural. Relative proximity. Same independent status. Further, as Western Pennsylvania became settled with immigrants destined to work in coal mines and steel mills, many of the workers ...
Pitt Football 2012

2013 Opponent Recruiting Recap: Pitt Panthers

In what will be a huge transition year for the Paul Chryst led squad, the Panthers will join the Atlantic Coast Conference on July 1st.

Coaching Carousel Could Affect Irish Foes

(UHND) – Last year Notre Dame was one of the major players in the yearly coaching carousel in college football after firing Charlie Weis and luring Brian Kelly from Cincinnati. This year several Irish opponents for 2011 figure to be ...

Initial Impressions – Notre Dame 23, Pitt 17

Notre Dame jumped out to an early lead for the second week in a row, but this time the Irish needed a late defensive stand to hold on for a 23-17 win over Pitt. Here are this week’s initial impressions. ...

LeSean McCoy Declaring for NFL Draft

This past season Notre Dame lost a game it had no business losing to Pitt thanks in large part to a great game from Panther running back LeSean McCoy.  Luckily for the Irish McCoy will not be a factor when ...

Irish Lacking Killer Instinct

When Golden Tate joined the Irish recruiting class of 2007, he did so late in the process and without a whole lot of fanfare. Tate was middle of the pack recruit in an Irish class which saw every member with ...

Pitt at Notre Dame – Overtime Notes

Well that’s a first.  Game is being delayed slightly while the sprinklers in the opposite end zone go off with Pitt on the opposite end of the field. Does the Irish coaching staff have some faith in Robert Blanton or ...

Pitt at Notre Dame – 4th Quarter Notes

Three straight plays out of the “wildcat” formation and we have no answer for it.  The way Bostic is throwing the ball today why even line him up under center again? After dominating this game everywhere but on the scoreboard ...

Pitt at Notre Dame – 3rd Quarter Notes

Irish defense forced a would be three and out to start the half, but a personal foul on Harrison Smith gives Pitt a first down at mid field.  Not a good way to start the half after Kyle McCarthy made ...

Pitt at Notre Dame – 2nd Quarter Notes

You have to love that every time they show Kyle Rudolph his helmet is all scuffed up. After a couple nice plays to start this drive, the Irish will again be forced to punt the ball.  Despite averaging over 5 ...

Pitt at Notre Dame – 1st Quarter Notes

James Aldridge returning kicks?  That’s new.  Looks like Weis is trying to find more ways to get the ball n Aldridge’s hands while keeping Armando Allen fresher as the featured back. First drive shaping up very nicely.  Started with a ...

Brian Smith Limited in Practice

Brian Smtih suffered what Charlie Weis referred to as a “very, very mild concussion” in Saturday’s win over and will be limited in practice this week. Q. And just with Brian Smith, you said he was having a cognitive test; ...

A Little Notre Dame-Big East Scheduling News

Came across this tidbit today about Notre Dame scheduling Big East teams over the new few seasons from the Charleston Daily Mail: The independent Fighting Irish will return to what was a long-time series with Pitt in 2008, and will ...

Post Game Report Card: Notre Dame v. Pitt ’05

Apologies for this going up this late in the week. Those of you who have been coming here for a while know we do one of these after every game and usually have it up by Sunday evening. Since I ...

My ’05 Pitt – Notre Dame Game Road Trip

I made the 5 hour trip from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh this past weekend to witness the beginning of the Charlie Weis Era. I headed out Thursday night to stay with a friend from college before the two of us headed ...

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