Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi might end up regretting the comments he made this week ahead of his team’s matchup with the Tennessee Vols on Saturday.
Narduzzi was asked this week whether or not he’s concerned about the crowd noise at Neyland Stadium on Saturday.
He pretty much said it won’t be an issue for the Panthers on Saturday
“Not the first time we’re going to work with loud crowd noise,” said Narduzzi.
“We’ll be prepared and we’ll be ready to go,” added the Pittsburgh head coach. “Any time we’ve had noise issues, noisy games for our offense, our guys have stepped up and done a nice job. They’ll be prepared for it. Should not be an issue.”
I’m not sure Narduzzi is prepared for how loud Neyland can get — even for a noon game.
84,000 Vol fans on Thursday night made a lot of noise. More noise, in fact, than I was expecting.
It’s LOUD in Neyland 🏟 🗣 pic.twitter.com/gMpjcm8XFX
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) September 3, 2021
Maybe Narduzzi should talk to former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield, who had no problem admitting how insanely loud Tennessee fans were in 2015 when the two programs met in Knoxville.
OU’s Baker Mayfield on Neyland: “Probably the best game experience I’ve had and probably will ever have. That’s a different type of loud.”
— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) June 23, 2016
Narduzzi is making a big mistake underestimating how loud Tennessee fans can be. He’s likely going to regret making this comment.
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