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Pat Narduzzi will be the lone Pitt representative talking this week.

NCAA Football: Youngstown State at Pittsburgh Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

In what’s becoming tradition, Pitt’s Athletic Department announced Sunday night that only Pat Narduzzi will be speaking to the media in the lead up to the Penn State game, with the players being off limits for the second consecutive year.

All Pitt jokes aside, I’m really not sure what the point of this is. Do the players gain some sort of competitive advantage because for 30 minutes on Tuesday (or whenever Pitt has its availability), they don’t have to give rehearsed answers to the media? Barring players from speaking just seems unnecessary, and comes off as a desperate form of gamesmanship. But hey, more power to you, Pat.