Narduzzi to let AD decide whether to revive Backyard Brawl

Like many Pittsburgh Panthers and West Virginia Mountaineers fans, Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi grew up being fond of one of the fiercest rivalries in college football, the Backyard Brawl.

Recently, the rivalry has come to a stand still with the two teams in separate conferences.

However, could we see the Backyard Brawl return?

If Narduzzi gets his way, then perhaps we could, but for now he is going to allow the Pittsburgh athletic director to determine whether he should revive the rivalry.

“That’s something the new AD will have to answer,” Narduzzi told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “We will have those conversations when he gets here and with chancellor (Patrick) Gallagher, as well.

“I grew up with the Backyard Brawl. West Virginia is a great team in a great conference, and we want to play the best.”

Pitt has lined up non-conference games with Iowa, Penn State, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame and Tennessee. It is clear that they are not backing down from competition, so for the sake of college football Pittsburgh and West Virginia should reach an agreement to brawl once again.

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