Pitt football revealed their first uniform for the new season that starts this Saturday, Sept. 2 at Acrisure Stadium, as they take on FCS opponent Wofford.
The Panthers will go with traditional colors or the “Oakland Originals” vs. the Terriers. They’ll wear gold helmets with a royal blue Pitt script, royal blue jersey with gold numbers, gold pants and royal blue gloves. The jersey is a typical one that Pitt wears for many home games, especially since the colors changed back prior to the 2019 season.
Going with the Oakland Originals 😉
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) September 1, 2023
Former Pitt football offensive coordinator Shawn Watson will serve as head coach for Wofford on Saturday. He took over as interim head coach last season after former Pitt football defensive coordinator, Josh Conklin, resigned after starting 0-5 in 2022. Watson finished with a 3-3 record, winning all three games at home, and earned the head coaching job following the season.
This is the first game that Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi will face a former assistant who is now a head coach of another team.
Narduzzi is a perfect 8-0 against FCS teams and the Panthers have won their previous 10 games against FCS opponents. He is also 8-1 in season opener, which also happen to be home openers, with the lone loss coming to ACC foe Virginia in 2019.
Pitt defeated rival West Virginia in the Backyard Brawl to open last season at home in front of a record crowd to watch a sporting event in Pittsburgh.