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Pitt Football: Panthers Could Seek Transfer To Replace Tino Sunseri

Paul Zeise reports that Pitt football coach Todd Graham is concerned with the Panthers' quarterback situation next year. That's understandable, given Tino Sunseri's often-horrible play this year and the lack of a capable replacement for him. Top recruit Chad Voytik is one possibility, but right now, he's still in high school. So Graham might look for a transfer who wouldn't have to take a year off.

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Pitt could bring in a junior-college quarterback to compete for the job. But Graham might be more interested in a fifth-year player who is transferring ...

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Senior tailback Zach Brown is an example. He transferred to Pitt from Wisconsin this season ...

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"At quarterback it's very difficult [to rely on a junior-college quarterback]; not to say that we wouldn't do that," Graham said. "I've never done the fifth-year deal until this year; it takes a special person to do that. I think Zach has been awesome. We could do something like that."

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Graham goes on to say that ideally, he'd like to have a quarterback who would be around for awhile. In this case, though, Sunseri's play, and that of backup Trey Anderson, haven't given him much of a choice. Pitt Script notes that most transfers of the sort Pitt would be seeking are flawed players. But this isn't about finding someone perfect; it's about finding someone better than Sunseri. It sounds like it could be an interesting offseason for the Panthers.

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