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