1986 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
1986 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
Conference Independent
1986 record 5–5–1
Head coach Mike Gottfried (1st season)
Offensive coordinator Mike Solari (1st season)
Offensive scheme Run n Shoot, Multiple pro-style [1]
Defensive coordinator John Fox (1st season)
Base defense 4–3 [1]
Home stadium Pitt Stadium
(Capacity: 56,500)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Penn State           12 0 0
No. 2 Miami (FL)           11 1 0
No. 20 Virginia Tech           9 2 1
No. 19 Boston College           9 3 0
Tulsa           7 4 0
Florida State           7 4 1
Army           6 5 0
Southwestern Louisiana           6 5 0
Southern Miss           6 5 0
Temple           6 5 0
Pittsburgh           5 5 1
Rutgers           5 5 1
Cincinnati           5 6 0
Notre Dame           5 6 0
Syracuse           5 6 0
South Carolina           3 6 2
Tulane           4 7 0
West Virginia           4 7 0
Louisville           3 8 0
Navy           3 8 0
Wichita State           3 8 0
East Carolina           2 9 0
Northern Illinois           2 9 0
Memphis           1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the sport of American football during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Mon. Sep. 1 8:00 p.m. Maryland Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA ESPN L 7–10   48,120
Sat. Sep. 13 7:00 p.m. at NC State Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC T 14–14   47,200
Sat Sep. 20 12:30 p.m. at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN TNT W 41–26   55,621
Sat. Sep. 27 12:00 p.m. West Virginia Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) T.E.N. W 48–16   55,129
Sat. Oct. 4 7:00 p.m. Temple Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA L 13–19   40,136
Sat. Oct. 11 12:30 p.m. at Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Rivalry) USA W 10–9   59,075
Sat. Oct. 25 1:30 p.m. Navydagger Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 56–14   45,345
Sat. Nov. 1 12:00 p.m. at Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY (Rivalry) T.V.E.N. L 20–24   34,114
Sat. Nov. 8 3:30 p.m. No. 1 Miami (FL) Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA ABC L 10–37   55,338
Sat. Nov. 15 1:30 p.m. Rutgers Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 20–6   34,922
Sat. Nov. 22 12:00 p.m. at No. 2 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Rivalry) USA L 14–34   85,722
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

[1] [2]

Coaching staff[edit]

1986 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff
  • Mike Gottfried – Head Coach
  • Chuck Klausing – Assistant Head Coach/Outside Linebackers
  • John Fox – Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backfield
  • Mike Solari – Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
  • Carl Angelo – Defensive Line
  • Steve Coury – Wide Receivers
  • Frank D'Alonzo – Defensive Ends
  • Mike Dickens – Quarterbacks
  • Tommie Liggins – Running Backs
  • Sal Sunseri – Linebackers
  Support Staff
  • Alex Kramer – Administrative Assistant
  • Bud Ratliff – Recruiting Coordinator
  • John Brown – Graduate Assistant
  • Rick Denstorff – Graduate Assistant
  • John Kukalis – Graduate Assistant
  • Larry Petroff – Graduate Assistant
  Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Buddy Morris – Weight Training Coordinator
  • Ray Oliver – Assistant Strength

[3]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Tony Woods Defensive End 1 18 Seattle Seahawks
Randy Dixon Guard 4 85 Indianapolis Colts
Lorenzo Freeman Nose Tackle 4 89 Green Bay Packers
Tom Brown Running Back 7 182 Miami Dolphins

[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Quick Facts About Pitt". Pitt Football 1986. University of Pittsburgh Department of Athletics. 1986. p. 5. Retrieved January 6, 2012.
  2. ^ "1986 In Review". Pitt Football 1987. University of Pittsburgh Department of Athletics. 1987. pp. 55–63. Retrieved January 6, 2012.
  3. ^ "The Coaches". Pitt Football 1986. University of Pittsburgh Department of Athletics. 1986. pp. 9–15. Retrieved January 6, 2012.
  4. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1987.htm