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Pat Narduzzi Reportedly Confronted Lincoln Riley Amid Transfer Rumors

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PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 07: Head coach Pat Narduzzi of the Pittsburgh Panthers talks with referees in the second half against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the game at Heinz Field on November 7, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

On Friday night, it was announced that All-American wide receiver Jordan Addison is considering transferring from Pitt.

Though an official decision has not been made yet, Addison is being linked to USC. College football analyst Adam Breneman is reporting that Addison will join the Trojans on a “massive NIL deal.”

According to ESPN insider Pete Thamel, Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi caught wind of the rumors linking Addison to USC and called Trojans head coach Lincoln Riley to voice his displeasure. Apparently, Pitt officials believe some tampering may have occurred.

It's unknown what was said during that conversation between Narduzzi and Riley.

Addison was outstanding for Pitt last fall, hauling in 100 passes for 1,593 yards and 17 touchdowns. He enters this year as the reigning Biletnikoff Award winner.

If Addison wants to transfer and be eligible for the 2022 season, he'll need to enter the portal by May 1.

Nothing is set in stone yet, but if Addison does transfer to USC on a "massive NIL deal" that'll undoubtedly be considered a "pivot point" in college football.