The Panthers hope to develop a more ball-hawking attitude at cornerback this season, along with some increased depth.
Starting Monday, the Panthers will enter game week preparations for the Sept. 5 season opener against Youngstown State.
Ibrahim, a junior, served as Pitt’s primary third-down back last season, and was poised to be one of James Conner’s backups in 2015.
Pitt’s only training camp practice at Heinz Field on Tuesday gave it a chance to play at its home stadium before its opening game.
Pitt kicker Chris Blewitt has moved past missing a potential game-winner last year and is ready for the new season.
Two of the spots that have been most up in the air this month have been boundary safety and weakside outside linebacker.
Pat Narduzzi had a front-row seat for his father’s coaching demise, but he chose to go into the family business anyway.
The offense also made strides in one of the final chances for players to prove their worth in the starting lineup.
Narduzzi and his staff did their best to simulate game-day conditions leading into Saturday’s session.
Wide receivers Tre Tipton and Quadree Henderson apparently are ready to contribute as freshmen for Panthers.
The Panthers practiced in just helmets and shoulder pads in preparation for their second scrimmage of the month.
Safety Reggie Mitchell is no longer ‘the transfer,’ and hopes to be a leader for the Panthers defense
Mike Ditka, Tony Dorsett, Larry Fitzgerald, Bill Fralic and Hugh Green all made the squad.
Beyond the opener, Pat Narduzzi said Pitt will dedicate time next week to preparing for Georgia Tech’s unique triple-option offense.
Three others, including Tennessee transfer Nathan Peterman, are fighting to take the top spot.
The Panthers and Orange will square off at 9 p.m. Dec. 30 as part of the "ACC Tip-Off" doubleheader. The game will be shown on ESPN2.
Coach Narduzzi went out of his way to mention freshmen receivers Tre Tipton and Quadree Henderson as players who have impressed him so far.
Mike Caprara shows off his versatility at all three linebacker positions for Panthers this fall.
The Panthers also host Eastern Washington (Dec. 11), Morehead State (Dec. 13) and Western Carolina (Dec. 23) as part of the event.
But the coach stressed that players being limited at this point in camp is “par for the course.”
Jevonte Pitts, Patrick Amara and Jordan Whitehead are battling for playing time at strong safety.
“There was some major hitting going on... I just thought it was a very physical scrimmage,” Pitt’s first-year coach said.
The Panthers’ Marvadene “Bubbles” Anderson is the tallest women’s player in college basketball, but her future with the sport is in doubt.
Pitt’s offense gets the better of its defense in the Panthers’ first scrimmage of fall training camp.
A capable and deep group of backup running backs exists behind Pitt star and reigning ACC player of the year James Conner.
The Panthers coaches have some flexibility with players up front who are coming in around 300 pounds each.
After losing a projected starter this offseason, the Panthers have the offensive line depth to make some changes and weather the storm.
Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi said the players still have to learn to increase their attention to detail on every single snap and drill.
The Panthers will spend two days in shoulder pads before going to full pads on Friday and a closed-doors scrimmage Saturday.
New Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi emphasizes team chemistry in his first training camp
As a player in the early 2000s, Lett helped bring physicality to Pitt’s frontcourt. Now he’s back as a graduate assistant.
The Panthers and Boilermakers have met 10 times but not since Dec. 29, 1977. Purdue holds a 6-4 series edge.
Player-led offseason conditioning exercises led to some bad habits that new coach Pat Narduzzi hopes to exorcise.
Wide receiver, defensive end regret how their DUI charges reflect on themselves, their teammates and the university.
Rashad Wheeler joins Bricen Garner as Vikings standouts who have made verbal commitments to coach Pat Narduzzi and the Panthers.
He had surgery on his knee in May and will continue his rehab process at his home in North Carolina before choosing a new school.
As Pitt opens training camp under new coach Pat Narduzzi, running back James Conner is ready to let his play do the talking finally.
Maverick Rowan had committed to Pitt before his sophomore season but re-opened his recruiting in the fall. WVU also was a finalist.
Both Boyd and Blair are facing DUI charges after two separate offseason incidents.
Penn State’s AD will discuss extending series with Pitt but will have to work around the Nittany Lions’ upcoming 9-game Big Ten slate.
The Nittany Lions have games lined up against Virginia Tech in 2020 and 2025 as well as West Virginia in 2023 and 2024.
Suzie McConnell-Serio signs contract extension as Pitt women’s basketball coach after leading Panthers to NCAA tournament last season.
A 2014 win against Penn State could pay dividends for Maryland, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi is fondly remembered and Paul Chryst begins again.
Defensive end Dewayne Hendrix, a transfer from Tennessee, hopes to use year off to his advantage at Pitt
Renewing the Pitt-West Virginia rivalry doesn’t seem to be a top priority for Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi.