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2002 Pittsburgh Panthers football
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Insight Bowl Champions
Insight Bowl, Win, 38-13, Oregon State Beavers
Conference Big East
Ranking
Coaches #18
AP #19
2002 record 9-4 (5-2 Big East)
Head coach Walt Harris (6th year)
Offensive coordinator J. D. Brookhart (3rd year)
Offensive scheme Pro Offense
Defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads (3rd year)
Base defense Multiple 4-3
Home stadium Heinz Field
(Capacity: 64,450)
Seasons
« 2001 2003 »
2002 Big East football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 Miami   7 0         12 1  
#25 West Virginia   6 1         9 4  
#19 Pittsburgh   5 2         9 4  
#18 Virginia Tech   3 4         10 4  
Boston College   3 4         9 4  
Syracuse   2 5         4 8  
Temple   2 5         4 8  
Rutgers   0 7         1 11  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 2002 college football season.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Sat. Aug. 31* 7:00 p.m. Ohio Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA W 27–14   41,579
Sat. Sep. 7* 12:00 p.m. #20 Texas A&M Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN L 12–14   45,489
Sat. Sep. 14* 7:00 p.m. at UAB Legion FieldBirmingham, AL W 26–20   15,027
Sat. Sep. 21 12:00 p.m. Rutgers Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN+ W 23–3   32,519
Sat. Sep. 28* 1:30 p.m. Toledo Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA W 37–19   39,713
Sat. Oct. 5 12:00 p.m. at Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPN+ W 48–24   39,947
Sat. Oct. 12* 2:30 p.m. at #8 Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN NBC L 6–14   80,795
Sat. Oct. 26† 12:00 p.m. Boston College Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN+ W 19–16 OT  45,060
Sat. Nov. 2 7:30 p.m. at #3 Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ESPN2 W 28–21   64,971
Sat. Nov. 9 12:00 p.m. Temple #22 Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN+ W 29–22   39,880
Thu. Nov. 21 7:30 p.m. at #1 Miami (FL) #17 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL ESPN L 21–28   64,897
Sat. Nov. 30 1:00 p.m. #24 West Virginia #17 Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) ABC L 17–24   66,731
Thu. Dec. 26* 8:30 p.m. vs. Oregon State #24 Bank One BallparkPhoenix, AZ (Insight Bowl) ESPN W 38–13   40,533
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
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Coaching staffEdit

2002 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff
  • Walt Harris - Head Coach
  • Bob Junko - Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Tackles
  • J.D. Brookhart - Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers
  • Paul Rhoads - Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
  • David Blackwell - Linebackers
  • Curtis Bray - Defensive Ends
  • Bryan Deal - Recruiting Coordinator/Specialists
  • Tom Freeman - Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator
  • Bob Ligashesky - Tight Ends/Special Teams
  • Shawn Simms - Running Backs
  Support Staff
  • Chris LaSala - Assistant Athletic Director/Football Operations
  • Matt Williamson - Recruiting Assistant
  • Mark Nori - Graduate Assistant
  • Adam Waugh - Graduate Assistant
  Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Dave Kennedy - Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Dave Langworthy - Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Gerald Hayes Linebacker 3 70 Arizona Cardinals
Torrie Cox Defensive Back 6 205 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bryan Anderson Guard 7 261 Chicago Bears
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Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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