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1989 Pittsburgh Panthers football
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John Hancock Bowl Champions
John Hancock Bowl, Win, 31-28, Texas A&M Aggies
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #19
AP #17
1989 record 8-3-1
Head coach Mike Gottfried (4th year)
Paul Hackett (interim)
Offensive coordinator Paul Hackett (1st year)
Offensive scheme Multiple Pro
Defensive coordinator Bob Valesente (1st year)
Base defense 4-3
Home stadium Pitt Stadium
(Capacity: 56,500)
Seasons
« 1988 1990 »
1989 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Miami         11 1 0
No. 2 Notre Dame         12 1 0
No. 3 Florida State         10 2 0
Northern Illinois         9 2 0
No. 15 Penn State         8 3 1
No. 17 Pittsburgh         8 3 1
No. 21 West Virginia         8 3 1
Syracuse         8 4 0
Southwestern Louisiana         7 4 0
Akron         6 4 1
South Carolina         6 4 1
Virginia Tech         6 4 1
Louisiana Tech         5 4 1
Army         6 5 0
Louisville         6 5 0
East Carolina         5 5 1
Tulsa         6 6 0
Southern Miss         5 6 0
Tulane         4 8 0
Navy         3 8 0
Rutgers         2 7 2
Boston College         2 9 0
Memphis         2 9 0
Cincinnati         1 9 1
Temple         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1989 college football season.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Sat. Sep. 2 7:00 p.m. Pacific #23 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 38-3   35,421
Sat. Sep. 9 12:00 p.m. at Boston College #23 Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA W 29-10   31,000
Sat. Sep. 23 7:30 p.m. Syracuse #13 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN W 30-23   45,762
Sat. Sep. 30 7:30 p.m. at #9 West Virginia #10 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) ESPN T 31-31   68,938
Sat. Oct. 7 12:00 p.m. at Temple #8 Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA JP Sports W 27-3   24,982
Sat. Oct. 14† 12:00 p.m. Navy #9 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA JP Sports W 31-14   50,467
Sat. Oct. 28 3:30 p.m. at #1 Notre Dame #7 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN ESPN L 7-45   59,075
Sat. Nov. 11 2:30 p.m. #7 Miami (FL) #14 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA CBS L 3-24   52,528
Sat. Nov. 18 12:00 p.m. East Carolina #19 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 47-42   21,862
Sat. Nov. 25 2:30 p.m. #22 Penn State #19 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA CBS L 13-16   57,158
Sat. Dec. 2 7:00 a.m. vs. Rutgers #24 Lansdowne RoadDublin, Ireland (Emerald Isle Classic) ESPN W 46-29   19,800
Sat. Dec. 30 2:30 p.m. vs. #16 Texas A&M #23 Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (John Hancock Bowl) CBS W 31-28   44,887
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
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Coaching staffEdit

1989 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff   Support Staff
  • Alex Kramer – Administrative Assistant
  • Bud Ratliff – Recruiting Coordinator
  • Frank Cignetti, Jr. – Graduate Assistant
  • Michael McCarthy – Graduate Assistant
  • Thomas McConkey – Graduate Assistant
  • Frank Gansz, Jr. – Graduate Assistant
  • Skip Peete – Graduate Assistant
  • John Stone - Graduate Assistant
  Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Buddy Morris – Strength Coordinator

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Marc Spindler Defensive End 3 62 Detroit Lions
Dean Caliguire Guard 4 92 San Francisco 49ers
Alonzo Hampton Defensive Back 4 104 Minnesota Vikings
Tom Sims Defensive Tackle 6 152 Kansas City Chiefs
Chris Goetz Guard 9 227 San Diego Chargers
Carnel Smith Defensive End 11 290 Indianapolis Colts
Roman Matusz Tackle 11 298 Chicago Bears
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