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Pitt Coach Paul Chryst Says Chad Voytik Will Have Shot In Fall

The announcement that Tino Sunseri was named as Pitt's starting quarterback heading into the season wasn't a big surprise. But the talk over his backup will soon begin and as of now, the job isn't settled.

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Incoming true freshman Chad Voytik will apparently be in the mix according to head coach Paul Chryst:

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Chryst said nobody grabbed the backup quarterback job. As for what he anticipates for Chad Voytik once the four-star prospect arrives this summer, Chryst said, "First he's got to get here. Then we've got to see how he picks up things. I anticipate him getting work. Legitimately getting work and then we'll see."

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Pitt fans should be excited at the prospect of Voytik getting a look. Neither Mark Myers nor Trey Anderson showed much last season and while each will presumably be better, the more competition, the better. The big factor at play will be the decision to burn Voytik's redshirt. If he can play significant minutes and is the best alternative, then the decision is easy. But if Sunseri is capable enough (and healthy enough) where only mop-up time at the ends of games is available, Pitt may be better off in keeping him on the bench.

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As Chryst says, though, it will depend on how he picks things up. If Voytik struggles early on, the decision to redshirt him should be an easy one.

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