Geoff Collins claims he can’t recollect what he said during an awkward and tense postgame handshake with Pat Narduzzi after Pitt won, 34-20.
This is what their postgame greeting resembled. Collins didn’t want any part of it.
Collins said he was secured on taking his team over to celebrate with the Georgia Tech band. It seems like a credible reason.
“I don’t even remember what I said, to be honest with you,” he said after the game.
As far as it matters for him, Narduzzi said that he disclosed to Collins that the Tech mentor had an extraordinary group and Collins reacted with “baloney or some other nice words.”
What might have prompted the frostiness? The two groups were surveyed personal foul penalties during the game for a kerfuffle close to the Pitt sideline. Georgia Tech was penalized eight times for 86 yards while Pitt was penalized six times for 60 yards.
Pitt scrambled for 317 yards on 54 attempts in the 14-point win. The triumph pushed Pitt to 6-5 on the season and 5-5 in the ACC and dropped Georgia Tech to 3-7 and 3-6 in the ACC in front of its last game of the season against Miami on Dec. 19.
The game was played Thursday night after it was rescheduled from before in the season because of COVID-19.