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Pat Narduzzi 3rd-Highest-Paid ACC Head Coach

Pat Narduzzi 3rd-Highest-Paid ACC Head Coach

Pat Narduzzi is the third-highest-paid coach in the ACC, according to data reported by the USA Today on Wednesday, but just about average when compared to other Power Five head coaches.

Narduzzi’s salary over just over $4 million ranks him just below Clemson’s Dabo Swinney ($8.3 million) and Virginia Tech’s Justin Fuente ($4.25 million), but is 29th in the nation. There are 65 Power Five teams.

Swinney and Duke’s David Cutcliffe are the most experienced coaches in the league, having joined their programs in 2008. Dave Doeren at NC State (2013) and Dave Clawson at Wake Forest (2014) also pre-date Narduzzi’s tenure amongst ACC head coaches.

The salaries of new league hires Jeff Hafley of Boston College and Manny Diaz at Miami were not reported by USA Today.

Regionally, Penn State is scheduled to pay head coach James Franklin $6.7 million and West Virginia will pay Neal Brown $2.95 million after he took a small pandemic-related pay cut. Pitt has not announced any pay cuts or budgets cuts amongst its athletics staff.

As Pitt is not subject to Freedom of Information Act requests by Pennsylvania state law, Narduzzi’s salary is taken from Pitt’s 2019 tax data, which reported what he was paid during the 2018 season, so the comparison to public school coaches, whose 2020 salaries were reported, is not an exact one.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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local_troll
local_troll
7 days ago

Alan is trying so hard to get this dude fired. I think PSN has a daily meeting on how to get support for the cause.

Frank James
Frank James
7 days ago
Reply to  local_troll

Keep up the good work Alan

Frank James
Frank James
7 days ago

You could get the same outcome from a coach making 2 million. The BC coach is very good. Duzz has passed his shelf life.

local_troll
local_troll
7 days ago
Reply to  Frank James

serious question. Would you want Pitt to buy out the remain contract for Narduzzi?

Frank James
Frank James
7 days ago
Reply to  local_troll

Yes. I’m sure there is language to offset if hired by other program. Even if not, time to go, unless we are happy with this same broken record every year.

local_troll
local_troll
7 days ago
Reply to  Frank James

right but that requires someone to pick up the tab. Which is likely with 5 years left. Pitt would eat that most of the time. Another assumption with little thought.

Frank James
Frank James
7 days ago
Reply to  local_troll

It’s written in his contract so when he gets hired Pitt is off the hook for “x” amount of dollars. Pitt would only be paying short money. Duzz and staff need to go. Throw money at Joe Moorhead. He will recruit and put up points.

Terrence Otoole
Terrence Otoole
7 days ago
Reply to  Frank James

Yep

Clark Martineau
Clark Martineau
7 days ago

This is going to be a tough season for Pitt. It is not time to attack the coaching staff or players. It is time to double down in support of our team. The hardest part of our schedule is starting this weekend. We don’t need to heed the remarks of trolls and losers.
Hail to Pitt!

Last edited 7 days ago by Clark Martineau
Section 122
Section 122
7 days ago

I mean it was supposed to be the best season since 09 and now they are looking at a potential 3-8 or 4-7 so I don’t think the criticism is unjustified.

Frank James
Frank James
7 days ago

When people want and expect more we are trolls and losers? He talks a big game and always delivers undisciplined teams that play well under their talent level. Keep settling and tell Duzz to step it up for us all.

Section 122
Section 122
7 days ago
Reply to  Frank James

It was Narduzzi that said see you in Charlotte when taking about this year’s team.

He set the expectations and he didn’t even remotely come close to delivering.

Section 122
Section 122
7 days ago

Can’t say that the University is seeing a good return on the investment right now. Lyke needs to sit Pat down and let him know that if he doesn’t make some changes between now and the end of next season then she will have to look at making some changes. He needs a damn fire under his a$$.

Raymond Hooks
Raymond Hooks
7 days ago

Clark, I totally agree…now is not the time to point fingers. I’m so sick and tired of these “so called” PITT fans bashing the teams every time something doesn’t go their way. Dear lord, IT TAKES TIME TO BUILD PROGRAMS. We finally have a Chancellor, Director of Athletics and head coaches in place. Our facilities are much improved. Our recruiting is on an uptick. As a whole, this may be the best our athletic department has ever been…PATIENCE!!!!
H2P!!!!!

local_troll
local_troll
7 days ago
Reply to  Raymond Hooks

This is 100%. There are two commenters that make the most noise about firing Narduzzi. And Alan wants him gone so he can write a few more blogs.

D.J.
D.J.
7 days ago
Reply to  local_troll

so by my calculation he is earning 1 million dollars for every when he gets our University this year. With the facilities and the support he is getting from our athletic department this is unacceptable…

Section 122
Section 122
7 days ago
Reply to  D.J.

Watch out DJ your fandom will be questioned for giving an opinion on the state of the team if it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows.

Hard Facts:
– year 6
– senior QB with significant experience
– projected NFL talent in secondary, DL, QB and C
– no turnover on staff

That is a recipe for a great year not possible 3-8 or 4-7.

Frank James
Frank James
7 days ago
Reply to  Raymond Hooks

So 6 years isn’t enough? Next year is gonna be a disaster.

Section 122
Section 122
7 days ago
Reply to  Frank James

This current year is a disaster. I don’t want to think about next year’s dumpster fire.

local_troll
local_troll
6 days ago
Reply to  Section 122

If you fire Narduzzi you are signing up for 5 more years of dumpster fires. Sometimes the ball does not roll your way.

If he won those two 1 point games you would be signing his praises

local_troll
local_troll
6 days ago
Reply to  local_troll

You guys should just become Norte Dane fans because you are front runners and prob half irish

Section 122
Section 122
6 days ago
Reply to  local_troll

Racist?

local_troll
local_troll
6 days ago
Reply to  Section 122

Racists? You are such a snowflake

Section 122
Section 122
6 days ago
Reply to  local_troll

You’re the one stereotyping Irish people..

How about I say you’re into dudes because you have a man crush on Narduzzi?

Section 122
Section 122
6 days ago
Reply to  local_troll

When exactly has Pitt been out front? I have to go back to my early teens to remember a 10 win season. I don’t think it’s asking too much to pull one off again before O ride off onto the sunset.

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