Pat Narduzzi drew some criticism and derision after the Pitt Kickoff Luncheon in August for forecasting that this year’s team would be heading to Charlotte in December to play in the ACC Championship Game.
That was a pretty bold statement considering the Panthers had one of the hardest schedules in the country and finished the previous season with a record of 5-7.
While his team still has plenty of work to accomplish in order to win the Coastal Division, with four games left, Narduzzi’s brash prediction doesn’t look all that crazy.
Following yesterday’s last-second win over Duke, Pitt owns a 3-1 conference record and controls their own destiny to play at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
ACC COASTAL DIVISION STANDINGS
Virginia Tech 3-1
Miami, Fla. 2-2
Georgia Tech 2-3
North Carolina 1-4
As we’ve mentioned before—and it will be something that you’ll be hearing a lot over the next few days—if Pitt takes care of their own business, they can win their first ACC Coastal Division Title.
In the next two weeks, they’ll be playing the two teams ahead of them in the standings: Virginia and Virginia Tech. First up is Virginia this Friday night in Charlottesville on ESPN2.
Here’s the remaining schedule for Pitt, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
Pitt: at Virginia, vs. Virginia Tech, at Wake Forest, at Miami
Virginia: vs. Pitt, vs. Liberty, at Georgia Tech, at Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech: vs. Boston College, at Pitt, vs. Miami, vs. Virginia