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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said that safety Jordan Whitehead tweaked his hamstring today, so he was limited in practice. When I asked him about Whitehead being undersized, he acknowledged that yes, he is built more like a corner than a safety, but he praised Whitehead's toughness on outside running plays when he played halfback at Pittsburgh. "Just because a guy may be five or six pounds off what the ideal [player at his] position weighs, that doesn't mean he's not tough enough to play."

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Pitt looks poised for big strides this spring

With the growth potential of sophomore QB Kenny Pickett and a renewed emphasis on the running game, Pat Narduzzi sees a bright future for Pittsburgh.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Pitt secondary coach Renaldo Hill is leaving for a position with the Miami Dolphins. Hill spent the past three seasons with Pat Narduzzi's staff. "Coaching in the NFL has been Renaldo's aspiration and we are thrilled he's getting this opportunity with the Dolphins," Narduzzi wrote on Twitter today. "... Renaldo will always be a Panther and always be part of our program."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

I can confirm Pitt is hiring Randy Bates as defensive coordinator, as first reported by Yahoo! earlier today. Bates coached linebackers at Northwestern, which could move recently hired Tim McGarigle into that role. But I'm told Pat Fitzgerald will take his time sorting out the roles on defense.

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Midterm football recruiting class grades

The first early signing period is in the books. With almost seven weeks until national signing day, some grades are incomplete, but here's how teams have fared.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Pitt offensive tackle Brian O'Neill has decided to leave school to enter the NFL Draft, joining Quadree Henderson and Jordan Whitehead in declaring early. O'Neill won All-ACC honors and the Piesman Trophy, too, during his time with the Panthers.

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Pitt's DiNucci 2nd QB to transfer away in week

Pittsburgh sophomore quarterback Ben DiNucci is transferring, joining third-string redshirt freshman quarterback Thomas MacVittie in leaving the program.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Pitt safety Jordan Whitehead declares for the NFL draft. Whitehead had 60 tackles, four pass breakups, an interception and a fumble recovery, appearing in nine games after being suspended for the first three. He earned second-team All-ACC honors in 2016. "I want to thank the entire Pitt football program and university, my teammates and the Pitt community for an amazing experience," he wrote on Twitter. "Pittsburgh will always be my home."

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Pitt signs Narduzzi to new deal through 2024

Pittsburgh has signed coach Pat Narduzzi, who has been with the Panthers for three seasons, to a new contract that will keep him there through the 2024 season.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi has received a seven-year contract extension through the 2024 season. He's 21-17 with the Panthers but has the most wins through his first three seasons of any Pitt coach. He also is 2-0 against teams ranked in the top-2 nationally (Clemson in 2016, Miami in 2017).

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Herbstreit: Miami Needs New Source Of Energy

Kirk Herbstreit & Ian Fitzsimmons discuss Pitt's upset of Miami and note that the Hurricanes need to re-focus before the weekend's ACC Championship.

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Jackson highlights ACC's best

The reigning Hesiman Trophy winner had another big game in the Cardinals' 44-17 win over Kentucky. With the impressive performance, Jackson has now tallied seven games this season with at least 200 yards passing and 100 yards rushing.

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