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1989 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

The 1989 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season.

1989 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
John Hancock Bowl champion
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
APNo. 17
1989 record8–3–1
Head coachMike Gottfried (4th year)
Paul Hackett (interim)
Offensive coordinatorPaul Hackett (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple pro-style
Defensive coordinatorBob Valesente (1st season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumPitt Stadium
(Capacity: 56,500)
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Miami         11 1 0
No. 2 Notre Dame         12 1 0
No. 3 Florida State         10 2 0
Northern Illinois         9 2 0
No. 15 Penn State         8 3 1
No. 17 Pittsburgh         8 3 1
No. 21 West Virginia         8 3 1
Syracuse         8 4 0
Southwestern Louisiana         7 4 0
Akron         6 4 1
South Carolina         6 4 1
Virginia Tech         6 4 1
Louisiana Tech         5 4 1
Army         6 5 0
Louisville         6 5 0
East Carolina         5 5 1
Tulsa         6 6 0
Southern Miss         5 6 0
Tulane         4 8 0
Navy         3 8 0
Rutgers         2 7 2
Boston College         2 9 0
Memphis         2 9 0
Cincinnati         1 9 1
Temple         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 27:00 p.m.Pacific (CA)No. 23W 38–335,421
September 912:00 p.m.at Boston CollegeNo. 23W 29–1031,000
September 237:30 p.m.No. 10 SyracuseNo. 13
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA (rivalry)
ESPNW 30–2345,762
September 307:30 p.m.at No. 9 West VirginiaNo. 10ESPNT 31–3168,938
October 712:00 p.m.at TempleNo. 8JP SportsW 27–324,982
October 1412:00 p.m.Navy No. 9
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
JP SportsW 31–1450,467
October 285:00 p.m.at No. 1 Notre DameNo. 7ESPNL 7–4559,075
November 112:30 p.m.No. 7 Miami (FL)No. 14
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
CBSL 3–2452,528
November 1812:00 p.m.East CarolinaNo. 19
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 47–4221,862
November 252:30 p.m.No. 22 Penn StateNo. 19
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA (rivalry)
CBSL 13–1657,158
December 27:00 a.m.vs. RutgersNo. 24ESPNW 46–2919,800
December 3012:30 p.m.vs. No. 16 Texas A&MNo. 23CBSW 31–2844,887

Coaching staffEdit

1989 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff   Support Staff
  • Alex Kramer – Administrative Assistant
  • Bud Ratliff – Recruiting Coordinator
  • Frank Cignetti, Jr. – Graduate Assistant
  • Michael McCarthy – Graduate Assistant
  • Thomas McConkey – Graduate Assistant
  • Frank Gansz, Jr. – Graduate Assistant
  • Skip Peete – Graduate Assistant
  • John Stone – Graduate Assistant
  Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Buddy Morris – Strength Coordinator

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Marc Spindler Defensive End 3 62 Detroit Lions
Dean Caliguire Guard 4 92 San Francisco 49ers
Alonzo Hampton Defensive Back 4 104 Minnesota Vikings
Tom Sims Defensive Tackle 6 152 Kansas City Chiefs
Chris Goetz Guard 9 227 San Diego Chargers
Carnel Smith Defensive End 11 290 Indianapolis Colts
Roman Matusz Tackle 11 298 Chicago Bears

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1990 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07.