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Pitt turnaround began with Boston College loss in '01

Updated: October 27, 2003, 7:04 PM ET

PITTSBURGH -- Two years ago, coach Walt Harris' future at Pittsburgh seemed in doubt following a 45-7 loss at Boston College that ran the Panthers' losing streak to five games.

The offense was in disarray, clearly unable to grasp the no-huddle spread system hurriedly installed by Harris before the season. Even worse, his players -- especially those on defense -- seemed to be quitting on him.

With Pitt 1-5 and the season seemingly lost, then-athletic director Steve Pederson was reportedly ...

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