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August 22, 2017


I’m not saying it was inevitable. Just because Max Browne is a graduate transfer. A former 5-star QB recruit from California. Had a starting gig at USC for a few games last year. Looking to make it to the NFL and impress scouts this year. Came nearly all the way across the country to play at Pitt.

Pitt also had a good track record of transfer QBs succeeding. The quarterback Browne is trying to replace Nate Peterman started out at Tennessee. Before him, ex-Rutgers and Arizona QB Tom Savage ran the offense and he ended up in the NFL. The climate of the Panthers’ program bodes well for Browne to come in and thrive, which is obviously what he’s hoping for.

“The ideal scenario is to bring Pitt an ACC championship, and throw for a bunch of yards and touchdowns,” he says as he looks for a re-boot to his football career.

“I’m not an idiot. Right now, I know what my story is. It is what it is. A lot of people are writing me off. I know that’s not (in line) with the work that I’ve put in or how this should end. I know that I can play at a high level, end on a high note and put myself in a position to get drafted and have a career in the NFL. All the goals that were out there when I committed to USC are still out there. I just have to go have a good year.”

No, no guarantees. But...

And yes, that was just how he was seeing things. He still had to earn it. He had to beat out the other QBs on the roster. And while it wasn’t a given, it would have meant that either a true freshman, redshirt freshman or a redshirt sophomore just blew things up on the field.

P.S. Sorry about having to rely on all the tweets. Every week, it seems all the news is being broken and released on that medium.


Speaking of Savage, he was just named starter in Houston over Deshaun Watson.

Comment by Nick 08.22.17 @ 3:38 pm

They are saying that Pitt is transfer QB U

But we need to soon groom our own for sustained success.

Comment by TX Panther 08.22.17 @ 8:32 pm

Good for Touchdown Tommy! Let’s hope he stays healthy and keeps that job.

Comment by 2$Chuck 08.23.17 @ 12:20 am

We should call it QB Development U. This staff can take cast off players from other programs and three in a row land in the NFL. I don’t care if they come from high school or other college as long as they develop and play well for us.

Comment by scriptrules 08.23.17 @ 9:52 am

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