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A 'Stachetrospective – ‘Staches Throughout Pitt History

July 19, 2010

The pervasiveness of the ‘Stache is nothing new to the University of Pittsburgh football program. Actually, its roots can be traced all the way back to the beginning. The first coach to understand its mystical power was Arthur “Texas” Mosse, when in 1904 he led our Pitt Panthers to their first undefeated season. Throughout the years, many coaches and players began sporting the fuzzy upper lip, some using it to establish their true manliness and others in hopes of achieving greatness on the field. Our current leader, Coach Wannstedt, is the current torch bearer of the ‘Stache. He wears this symbol with pride and knowing full well the responsibility that goes along with it. For support, Coach has assembled the finest army of ‘Staches to embark upon the mission of returning the Pittsburgh Panthers back to the national championship.

Greg Gattuso – Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line

Greg Gattuso

Phil Bennett – Defensive Coordinator

Phil Bennett

Rob Blanc – Head Athletic Trainer

Rob Blanc

In the coming season, Coach Wannstedt will again set out to follow in the footsteps of the great Arthur Mosse and lead our Panthers back to the top of the Big East where we belong. While we wait for the season to kick off, we have compiled a list of the top 5 Pitt Panthers mustaches.

Top 5 Pitt Panther ‘Staches

Honorable Mention – Jim “Jimbo” Covert

Jim "Jimbo" Covert

#5 – Russ Grimm

Russ Grimm

#4 – Mark May

Mark May

#3 – Arthur “Texas” Mosse

Arthur “Texas” Mosse

#2 – Mike Ditka

Mike Ditka

#1 – Dave Wannstedt

Dave Wannstedt

What do you think, who do you think has the best ‘Stache in Pitt history?  Well now is your chance to vote.  If not for one of these nominees, then leave us a message in the comments of who your nominee is (and preferably a picture or link to a picture).

Hail to Pitt!  & Fear the ‘Stache!

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