16In16: #14 – PITT Script

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The #14 moment goes with the #15 moment as it was the return of the true PITT identity.  The block PITT was never the identity that fans and you could probably say the university never truly got behind.  And when AD Scott Barnes, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and the Athletic Department announced last season that PITT Script would be making its long awaited return, everyone in Panthers Nation started to rejoice.

After the rushed and poorly planned reveal of the PITT Script helmet by the previous administration, last spring we got the reveal of PITT Script returning to the university where it belongs:

After the reveal day, it just felt like the University had its true identity back and things were continuing to look up. And now that the identity was back, the athletics department can continue the climb to be one of the elite Universities across the country.

And as I stated in #15, the football program got to continue the progress that Narduzzi made in year one and continue to build excitement around the program:

Getting the Universities true identity back was even bigger for PITT football because we returned to the time period where PITT had one of the elite programs in the country.  Not saying a logo or uniform makes you elite, but when you are representing a University, you want to represent the players of the past who helped make the program what it is today.

Now that the PITT Script is back, the program already began adding to the history that players like Dan Marino, Tony Dorsett and HC Johnny Majors made back when they played/coached. This year beating Penn State in the return of the rivalry and upsetting #2 Clemson on the road will be memories that fans and the program will look back on forever.  And we all look forward to see what memories this team will add to the program’s history in the near and far away future.

I don’t know how many times I can state it, but it’s huge when the University has an identity that is historic and excites the fan