You all never answered the question I asked toward the end of the last article. That was: “What do you as fans want to see taking place in camp, the week’s practice before the YSU opener, and then through the first game?”
Would it be more competition at a positions? Better play from the O or D? Narduzzi issuing the two-deep ASAP? Longer videos from actual practice sessions so we can see the individual players in action?
Let’s hear your views and opinions… it doesn’t have to be limited to the above questions but anything that jumps out at you. Make it the whole season, 2017 recruiting, Heinz Field suggestions, ticket availability, is Pitt a BB school? etc…
You get the drift.
P/S: Chaney closed the door yesterday on any starting QB changes at this time:
“Guys, here’s the deal,” he said to reporters, his voice full of conviction. “Chad is the incumbent starting quarterback, and he remains the starting quarterback at Pitt.” The confusion may have stemmed from coach Pat Narduzzi’s reluctance earlier in the day to discuss his timetable for naming a starter.
“I haven’t thought much about it, to be honest with you,” he (Narduzzi) said. Narduzzi has no plans to change quarterbacks, but he doesn’t want to create the impression that the previous season’s starter automatically gets the job.
That’s about what every Pitt fans save the Dark Night and UPitt figured the stance in camp would be and it’s the way things played out so far. Let’s hope both kids shine in camp so to be ready for the season. Keep in mind that Voytik has never been a good camp/practice player so if we keep hearing reports of him ‘not being sharp’ or ‘having an off day’ it doesn’t really mean much. If he loses the starting position it would be after playing poorly in games, not on the practice field.
Now, the real question is whether Narduzzi will pull a DW/TG and never play the QB2 unless it is an emergency.
My gut tells me we’ll see a ‘soft’ rotation in some games where Chaney gives Peterman to get sharp in a game situation and air the ball out. That might be predicated on big leads so lets hope that happens also. Either way it is nice to at least feel that we have a competent back-up in place. That wasn’t the case over the last seven years or so.
Nate Peterman’s guns (Rivals photo)