Pat Narduzzi built his coaching resume by building no-frills defenses that made up in swaggers and fundamentals what it lacked in bells and whistles.
After three years at Pittsburgh, Narduzzi might be able to say the same thing about the Panthers.
"If we had to put a backup in, you were holding on to your tail, with both hands going, `OK, what's going to happen here. Okay, I hope they don't run that play or I hope they don't do this,'" Narduzzi said. "This year, we're not doing that. You put a backup in, you've got a chance."