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Pat Narduzzi

Patrick Narduzzi (born April 22, 1966) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the Defensive Coordinator at Michigan State University.

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Looks like Pat Narduzzi from Michigan State was also out at St. Mary's Prep today. Two MSU commits there and 2016 LB Daelin Haye…
If I was Georgia all 3 of these guys wld be at the top of my list. Kirby Smart, Bud Foster & Pat Narduzzi.
Although I don't see either of these coming to UGA. My first three options would be Pat Narduzzi, Derek Mason, or Kirby Smart
"Reports: Alabama OC Doug Nussmeier to Michigan. Can we get DC Pat Narduzzi from Michigan State/"
Kid Scoop Reporter Jared Bosarge reporting from the Rose Bowl - 12/29/13: Today was Media Day with all players and coaches for both Rose Bowl teams. The players wore their jerseys to make it easier for the media to identify them. I spent the first part of the morning speaking with Michigan State Spartans and then met with Stanford Cardinals. Defensive Coordinator-Pat Narduzzi, Quarterback- Connor Cook, and Runningback Jeremy Langford all spoke with me. I then met with the Stanford players and was able to talk to Linebacker-Shayne Skov, Linebacker-Trent Murphy, and Wide Receiver- Kodi Whitfield. After some detective work, I discovered there were pranksters on both teams. They are Defensive Linemen - James Kittredge for Michigan State, and Runningback - Anthony Wilkerson for Stanford. They both specialize in impersonating the coaches. When I asked some of the key players where and how they got started playing football, Cardinal Linebacker, Skov, said that he got started when he was 12 in Guadalajara ...
James Franklin, Chad Morris might be my top picks. Pete Lembo, Mark Hudspeth, Kirby Smart, Pat Narduzzi?
Mark Dantonio has agreed to a new contract with Michigan State that will make him one of the three highest-paid coaches in the Big Ten and place his assistants among the three highest-paid staffs in the conference, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad. Dantonio's salary had been in the bottom third of the conference. The No. 4 Spartans (12-1) play No. 5 Stanford (12-1) in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day, Michigan State's first appearance in the game in 26 seasons. The 57-year-old Dantonio is 63-29 with Michigan State in seven seasons. And consistent with the stability he has built for the program, Dantonio wanted to keep his entire staff together. Pat Narduzzi, the 2013 Broyles Award winner as the nation's top assistant coach, withdrew as a head-coaching candidate at Connecticut to remain in East Lansing. He is often credited with helping the Spartans rank among the nation's top five defenses for three straight years. They are ranked No. 1 overall this season.
Never said I didn't like Mark Dantonio but Pat Narduzzi is the brains on MSU's staff and he's stupid if he don't call Penn State or Texas about their head coach vacancies. Would make a good head coach... Plus he make more $ at those two jobs than DC at MSU.
Pat Narduzzi was summoning Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza, and Danny Glover with that defensive call.
Here are my top 5 college defensive minds (current coaches): Gary Patterson, Nick Saban, Pat Narduzzi, Derek Mason, and Scott Shafer.
My Top 10 Candidates for Detroit Lions Head Coaching Position: Assuming Tony Dungy and John Gruden refuse to come out of retirement, Bill O’brien goes to Houston, and Pat Narduzzi & Urban Meyer don’t want to team up to create a dream team that not only ensures dominance in the NFC North, but also Big 10 titles for the University of Michigan, the following list contains my prospective hopes and “hopes-nots.” Top Ten Hopes 1) Lovie Smith No one in the world wants to beat the Bears and the Packers more than Lovie Smith, and no one knows how to do just that better than Lovie Smith. With a coaching mentor of Tony Dungy, his only knock is that he was influenced offensively by Mike Martz. With the proper OC, he is a perfect fit in Detroit. 2) Ken Wisenhunt Ken took a horrible Arizona franchise to 8-8 in his first year, and then 9-7 and 10-6 the next two years. His downside was the loss of Kurt Warner after a Super Bowl run. His offensive prowess could once again flourish with Matt Stafford and Megatro .. ...
Bill O'brien to leave penn state for Texas?? Pat Narduzzi to penn state?? Tony Dungy to the Lions?? Lovie Smith to the Lions? I don't care who coaches them next year as long as it isn't Schwartz and I hope we draft a qb this yr because when you an elite qb as stafford and his only fan his girlfriend thinks he is, why are you a lower rated passer than Brandon Weeden! Stafford is another Joey Harrington a huge bust and the lions should move on
Mark Hollis knows Mark Dantonio and Pat Narduzzi will remain in demand for other openings. His thoughts:
Michigan State AD Mark Hollis on return of Mark Dantonio and Pat Narduzzi to Spartans coaching staff, story:
Bob Diaco won the Broyles Award in 2012.. the same award that Pat Narduzzi just won as top assistant ..
Michigan State DC Pat Narduzzi wins Broyles Award as nation's best assistant coach
Pat Narduzzi, who won the 2013 Broyles Award as CFB's top asst. coach, is 28th on that list
We taped an interview with Broyles Award winner Pat Narduzzi, DC at Michigan State, and are airing it now. Listen:
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Reports: Michigan State Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi declines offer to become UConn head coach
Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi has turned down the head coaching job at UConn, according to a report:
Michigan State Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi won the annual Broyles Award given to the top college assistant coach.
Michigan State Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi has won the Broyles Award, which recognizes the nation’s top assistant coach.
Standing ovation for Frank Broyles announcing Pat Narduzzi as this year's winner!
Michigan State's Pat Narduzzi wins Frank Broyles Award as nation's top assistant
Michigan State's Pat Narduzzi wins Frank Broyles Award at nation's top assistant
Congratulations to Pat Narduzzi, who has been named the 2013 Frank Broyles Award winner for assistant coach of the year!
HAPPENING NOW: Michigan State DC Pat Narduzzi wins the 2013 Broyles Award in Little Rock for best college assistant coach
Why don't they make the whole plane out of pat narduzzi
Per once Pat Narduzzi came down from the box OSU averaged just 2.7 yards per play and had two first downs in four drives.
If I am Mark Hollis I pay Pat Narduzzi whatever he wants to keep him on as DC. $1 Million a year sounds about right.
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Texts from last night when MSU locked the game up: "YES" and "PAT NARDUZZI GOD"
I'd say Pat Narduzzi would be an outstanding choice whenever, then.
If Warde Manuel can convince Pat Narduzzi to leave to be head coach I'll send him an edible arrangement.
Time for the "Pat Narduzzi, UConn" Google alert set up. Should be clear No. 1 on their list.
Michigan State's defense responds with Pat Narduzzi on sideline, stuffs Ohio State
Vote NOW: Who should win the Broyles Award? (Rhett Lashlee, Pat Narduzzi, Jeremy Pruitt, or Philip Montgomery)
I'm in love with Pat Narduzzi. My husband understands.
holding Buckeyes to 13 yards in 4th Quarter.. Curious to see yards per play after Pat Narduzzi came down from th…
Michigan State's Pat Narduzzi brushes off job speculation; can Spartans afford to keep him?
Thanks to Coach Dantonio and Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi and all the staff that kept the faith and showed that Spartan's will ! I know my Mom is smiling in heaven. I cant stop being excited.
A key subplot in the Rose Bowl? A matchup of arguably the two best Defensive Coordinators in the nation, Derek Mason an…
1-10 on 3rd downs; 0-2 on 4th downs. DC Pat Narduzzi should've wrapped up Broyles Award tonight w this …
INDIANAPOLIS — With everything on the line — dreams of roses and championships and California and history — Denicos Allen did exactly what Michigan State does best. He went after the quarterback. The senior linebacker shed a block, tracked Braxton Miller down the line of scrimmage, dove at his feet and tackled the Ohio State star to the ground. Drive over. Game over. The Spartan Dawgs are heading to Pasadena. Tenth-ranked MSU came up with its biggest play in its biggest moment by one of its own big stars in the 34-24 victory over the No. 2 Buckeyes by staying true to what Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi preaches. Attack in a stealthy fashion. On about 30 percent of the Buckeyes’ 63 plays for the game. In the fourth quarter, the Spartans were at their best. They held Ohio State to just 25 yards in the final period and none through the air. The Buckeyes had 349 total yards through three quarters.
really happy for Mark Dantonio, pat narduzzi and mark staten
“Credit to Ursuline grad Pat Narduzzi, the architect of Michigan State's defense.” As well as former YSU DC M…
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My guess: Pat Narduzzi to UCONN, Dave Clawson to Wake Forest, Mack Brown retires no later than Monday.
Michigan State football as a program is stronger than ever. Do whatever you gotta do keep Pat Narduzzi and Harlon Barnett aro…
Spartan Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi headed for a BIG payday... He will be very sought after for a big College football head coaching job. Hope he stays for the Rose Bowl or MSU could get rolled by Stanford... Yes, he is that good... Easily the straw that stirs the drink in East Lansing...
Whatever it takes, we must keep Pat Narduzzi in our Spartan family! I remember where I was the last time we were Rose Bowl bound. Thank you Bruce Skarnulis! I watched the game at Great Wolf Lodge in with my Spartan friend since 1983, Kevin Zezula.
Too bad FOX didn't think to interview Pat Narduzzi after the game. After having the Defense in the nation and having his defense come up with some HUGE stops tonight to help save the game, the Spartan Defensive Coordinator and assistant head coach deserved his proper recognition as one of the best defensive coaches in the Country. We alumni owe you a lot for this team getting to the Rose Bowl. Thanks Pat.
Fantastic GAME SPARTANS!!! I love the way no-one gave you boys a chance!!! F*THE URBAN MYERS AND BRADY HOKES, WE GOT OURSELVES SOME Mark Dantonio AND SOME PAT NARDUZZI. So eat it up, eat it up, RA...RA...RA! Victory for MSU!!! 󾁁󾁁󾍃
Mark Dantonio, Pat Narduzzi thank you for partially erasing years of pain! I'm ready to go to Pasadena! GO GREEN!
Love my Buckeyes! It was a great ride! Shout out to Ursuline Alum Pat Narduzzi for one *** of a defensive play calling game!!
Wondering where Pat Narduzzi is gonna coach next year. What big program will need a new head coach?
My hats off to Youngstowns own Pat Narduzzi! He schemed well against the Buckeyes!
Congrats to former coach Pat Narduzzi & the Michigan State Spartans on winning the Big Ten Championship!! Heading to the Rose Bowl for the 1st time in 25 Years!! Great job Coach!!
Congratulations to MSU particularly coach Pat Narduzzi when u recutied my brother i told him u were the best coach we met other than Nick Saban i saw this 10 years ago when we beat Urban Myers *** at Bowling Green
OH.NO! Shout out to Mark Staten, Pat Narduzzi and all those Spartans! Drinks are on you @ AFCA convention!
Fire Todd Grantham.Pat Narduzzi would look excellent in red and black...js
Pat narduzzi lb Youngstown state Lol he is killing us
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ESPN reports: Michigan State Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi to meet with current Secretary of Defense
Hoping Pat Narduzzi (Def Cord for MSU) takes the head coaching job at Boise State U.
The safeties have to flow and can not get blocked while d line and linebackers meet the offensive blockers... That's why its a team effort!!! its 10 blockers & 1 runner vs 11 defenders... Come Pat Narduzzi and MSU Defense!!! Make your Adjustments fast!!!
I am so proud right now. Watching Michigan State/Ohio State game. Congratulations to Pat Narduzzi who is known as one of the best College Defensive Coordinators of the College Defensive team. I've known him since the 1960's when his father was on the coaching staff of Yale. His father is smiling down from heaven right now. Sorry *** Miller, but Go Michigan State! :)
Dear Green Bay Packers GET PAT NARDUZZI AFTER THIS SEASON! *** it I want that man with the Packers!
If Pat Narduzzi is still the D Coordinator for MSU next year, it will be an MSU Christmas miracle. The Spartan Defense could dominate both the OSU and MSU offenses at the same time, no problem.
Pat Narduzzi is the best Defensive Coordinator in the game, hands down!
Our defense has talent but pat narduzzi is a beast as a Defensive Coordinator
If Pat Narduzzi's nation-best Michigan State defense stifles Michigan on Saturday, the Spartans are that much closer to a championship, and he is that much closer to an offer worth taking.
The Buckeyes are up against the defense in the country. Michigan State has two of the nations top coaches (both Ohio born coaches) Mark Dantonio from Zanesville, and Pat Narduzzi of Youngstown. I really like these two coaches, but in case you were wondering, Go Bucks!
State fans, question: if one had to go and one got to stay, who would you want to stay and why? Mark Dantonio or Pat Narduzzi?
Pat Narduzzi mum on potential job offers; can Michigan State afford to keep their Defensive Coordinator?:
Wake Forest athletic director Ron Wellman has started the coaching search, and Blogger So Dear will be breaking down the resumes of potential replacements. Next up is Pat Narduzzi of Michigan State. Could he be the next head coach at Wake Forest?
Michigan State DC Pat Narduzzi faces the biggest challenge of his career on Saturday night, can he find the answers? What do you think the Spartans should do to slow the Buckeyes?:
Word on the FB Scoop street is UConn after Pat Narduzzi and Dave Clawson. Id hear a Bud Foster rumor.
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Well that didn't take long. Nebraska is rumored to be offering Pat Narduzzi the head coaching job.Stick with Pelini.
If we lose to the beavers, I want helfrich and aliotti fired, Oregon not allowed to go to a bowl game, and frost demoted back to QB coach. Then for Oregon to hire Chip Kelly again as HC, Pat Narduzzi as our DC, and Rhett Lashlee as our OC. Your move ducks. Make the most of it. Whether it's my plan of action or you actually showing up and beating the beavs, Win The Day.
Pete Lembo, Noel Mazzone and Pat Narduzzi are also considered major candidates for the position.
Hows bout dem Wolerinees ? New head coach, Pat Narduzzi ? They suck worse than many Lions teams of the past.
Victory for MSU! The Spartans (7-1, 4-0) roll in this one by the score of 42-3. A school record for passing efficiency was broken today as Connor Cook went 15-16 for 208yds and 3TDs. This has to be great to see for Spartan fans as Cook struggled with accuracy last week vs. Purdue. The defense continued its dominating season, surrendering only 3 points on the afternoon. Pat Narduzzi's group has only allowed three points in the last 8 quarters of play. With the offense coming together over the past three weeks and the defense playing out of its mind, Mark Dantonio now turns his attention to their next opponent: Michigan Stay locked in to BBMP this week for continuing coverage of EVERYONE's favorite time of the college season: Michigan State/Michigan week. With Nebraska losing today, the Spartans have a chance to take a stranglehold on the division if they can beat the Wolverines. What are your thoughts leading into this week's game? Will the MSU offense continue to trend upward? How will Michigan look ...
So Coach D. says his quarterback shouldn't question his confidence after Dantonio yanked him with 2 minutes left and the game on the line. ("We trusted him with the first 58 minutes," he said.) I wonder how the coach would feel if Mark Hollis benched him with 2 minutes left and let Pat Narduzzi call the shots for the rest of the game. Would he feel like MSU had his back because he got to coach the first 58 minutes?
the Pat Narduzzi part of this MSU team has yet to be questioned. Dantonio's part? Nothing but ?'s
yes you did.OSU is great, but pat narduzzi >>> your DC. Great O, we will see about the D - til then bud
Brian Kelly thinks they should have gotten more pass interference calls, where? on special teams? during halftime? maybe on Pat Narduzzi?
I think we are seeing the real Dantonio Mike. What until Pat Narduzzi goes to Southern Cal. We have non anything yet.
Thank God for Pat Narduzzi. This defense is too good. Best in the nation.
Pat Narduzzi would be stupid to not leave MSU after this season
You heard it from Pat Narduzzi: "Statistics are for losers. I can't math"
Sign stealing more of a story line when MSU takes on ND. Or not. Maybe. Stop asking these questions.
Pat Narduzzi's Michigan St defense is in total defense in the after three games, yielding 177 yards a game from opponents.
Michigan State's Pat Narduzzi says Cover 4 is, "the mother of all coverages." We the game film to prove it. Go here:
MSU Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi thinks the team's defense has room to improve this weekend:
Thursday links: If DC Pat Narduzzi calls his defense ‘average,’ what is 'good'? « Big Ten Network
Michigan State Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi's defense has been consistently-ranked as one of the nation's top defenses in the country for the last few yea
MSU: Defense coordinator Pat Narduzzi called MSU defense average and hopes they rise to the occasion vs Notre Dame.
By his own admission, even Pat Narduzzi's best defenses are only average.
Pat Narduzzi also called MSU's defense, currently No. 1 in the nation in total defense, "average."
Pat Narduzzi reiterates that Isaiah Lewis and Taiwan Jones are expected to play at ND. Dave Warner says Maxwell/O'Connor both getting 2 reps
Pat Narduzzi says he expects S Isaiah Lewis and LB Taiwan Jones to play this week.
How good is Michigan State DC Pat Narduzzi? His Spartans defense has outscored 11 FBS teams this year
Our preview show will feature interviews with Coach D, along with D-coordinator Pat Narduzzi, and O-coordinators Dave Warner & Jim Bollman
Michigan State has one of the nation's best defenses, but Pat Narduzzi makes a bold demand of them.
Spartan Pupdate is impressed with Pat Narduzzi: MSU coaches leave a good impression with a New Jersey DE, a 20...
Mark Dantonio and Pat Narduzzi share a laugh prior to Michigan State's first spring practice on Tuesday.
Michigan State DC Pat Narduzzi is rumored to have accepted the USC DC job. Stay tuned.
Michigan State Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi squashes rumors he is Southern Cal bound
If Tommy Tuberville didn't jump from Texas Tech, I wonder if Michigan State DC Pat Narduzzi would be the HC at Cincinnati right now.
Butch Jones to coach the Vols. I wonder if Pat Narduzzi gets a shot to go back to Cincy?
Cal has reportedly interviewed Bob Diaco, Darrell Hazell, and Pat Narduzzi. Also updates on Petersen & ***
lists some options for BC including Greg Roman, Pat Narduzzi and Mike MacIntyre of San Jose St.
.Pat Narduzzi always parks in Mark Hollis's parking spot outside the football building.
"He's faster than Denard (Robinson). Even though he thinks he's as fast as (Usain) Bolt or whoever, (Martinez) is flat out faster," said Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi when asked to compare the Cornhuskers' third-year starter to the other dual-threat quarterbacks Michigan State has faced.
Michigan State Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi said Ohio State doctored the game film it was required to send to MSU before Saturday’s game.
After Michigan State lost at home to Ohio State 17-16 on Saturday, the Spartans reportedly called into question the Buckeyes’ gamesmanship during the week leading up to the game. While speaking outside the Michigan State locker room after the game, MSU Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi said, “We had tape cut off all week, where they changed the tape, I’m not gonna lie to you,” according to the Detroit Free Press. “They send you tape and they’ve got it all cut off and you don’t get to see shifts or motions or anything else.”
Pat Narduzzi has the job of Eric Spoelstra this year.
It's been awhile, but always good to hear talk Bearcats football... Was hoping for a Mark Dantonio or Pat Narduzzi mention.
Greektown Sports! Report: Michigan State's Pat Narduzzi more than doubles base salary to $500,000
Mark Dantonio's assistants have received serious pay raises. It's a good day if you are Pat Narduzzi.
Greektown Sports! Michigan State Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi: Spartans unsettled at free safety
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