It took Pat Narduzzi three years to finally embrace the obvious. No more hiding behind coachspeak. No more clichés about treating all 12 of Pittsburgh's opponents the same.
It just doesn't work that way when it comes to the Panthers and No. 13 Penn State.
"Anybody wants to argue and say this is no different than any other week, OK, it is. That's a fact," the Pitt coach said. "If you want to ignore that, you can ignore it. It's a big game."