Pittsburgh Football: 5 Biggest Challenges Panthers Face After Historic Defeat

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Pittsburgh Football: 5 Biggest Challenges Panthers Face After Historic Defeat
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New Pittsburgh Coach Paul Chryst's Debut Didn't Go As Planned

Well, things don't exactly look rosy for those in the Steel City.

Things didn't exactly go as planned for coach Paul Chryst in his debut at Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh's stunning 31-17 loss to Youngstown State exposed a lot of problems with the Panthers, especially on defense.

The Penguins seemed able to move the ball at will throughout the game, and consistently capitalized on mistakes.

So where does that leave Pittsburgh after Week 1? Who knows. But they have a lot of work to do to right the ship starting Week 2 against Big East rival Cincinnati.

Here's the Panthers' biggest problems moving forward.

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