DETROIT — To cap his fifth season as Pitt’s head football coach, Pat Narduzzi finally has a bowl win.
After losses in the 2015 Military Bowl, 2016 Pinstripe Bowl and 2018 Sun Bowl, Narduzzi finally broke through with a closer-than-expected 34-30 victory over Eastern Michigan in the 2019 Quick Lane Bowl.
Though much of the story coming in was Narduzzi’s return to Michigan, where he coached from 2007-14, his 0-3 record as a head coach in bowl games and Pitt’s six-year bowl victory drought, he wanted the victory to be about the players on the field.
“Wins are wins,” Narduzzi said. “I’m happy for these guys. … I’m proud of these guys. I’m happy for them.”
Hear more from Narduzzi, quarterback Kenny Pickett and safety Damar Hamlin from the Quick Lane Bowl post-game press conference.