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1989 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

American college football team season

1989 Pittsburgh Panthers football
John Hancock Bowl champion
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
APNo. 17
1989 record8–3–1
Head coachMike Gottfried (4th year)
Paul Hackett (interim)
Offensive coordinatorPaul Hackett (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple pro-style
Defensive coordinatorBob Valesente (1st season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumPitt Stadium
(Capacity: 56,500)
Seasons
1989 NCAA Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Miami (FL)         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 State         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 NCAA Division I-A football season.

1989 Pittsburgh Panthers football team Intro articles: 2

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 27:00 p.m.Pacific (CA)No. 23W 38–335,421
September 912:00 p.m.at Boston CollegeNo. 23W 29–1031,000
September 237:30 p.m.No. 10 SyracuseNo. 13
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA (rivalry)
ESPNW 30–2345,762
September 307:30 p.m.at No. 9 West VirginiaNo. 10ESPNT 31–3168,938
October 712:00 p.m.at TempleNo. 8JP SportsW 27–324,982
October 1412:00 p.m.Navy No. 9
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
JP SportsW 31–1450,467
October 285:00 p.m.at No. 1 Notre DameNo. 7ESPNL 7–4559,075
November 112:30 p.m.No. 7 Miami (FL)No. 14
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
CBSL 3–2452,528
November 1812:00 p.m.East CarolinaNo. 19
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 47–4221,862
November 252:30 p.m.No. 22 Penn StateNo. 19
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA (rivalry)
CBSL 13–1657,158
December 27:00 a.m.vs. RutgersNo. 24ESPNW 46–2919,800
December 3012:30 p.m.vs. No. 16 Texas A&MNo. 23CBSW 31–2844,887

Personnel

Roster

1989 Pittsburgh Panthers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
G 64 Dean Caliguire Sr
RB 22 Ronald Redmon Jr
RB 27 Curvin Richards Jr
TE 88 Lionel Sykes Jr
WR 80 Olanda Truitt Fr
WR 81 Henry Tuten Sr
QB 10 Alex Van Pelt  Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB Louis Riddick Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
  • Redshirt

Coaching staff

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

Game summaries

Miami (FL)

#7 Miami (FL) at #14 Pittsburgh
1 234Total
Hurricanes 10 392 24
Panthers 0 003 3
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–9–1 1988 L 10–37

vs. Texas A&M (John Hancock Bowl)

Team players drafted into the NFL

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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References

  1. ^ "1990 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07.