It's been a while, but I had the chance to work on a feature for SB Nation Pittsburgh. With all the talk about quarterbacks these days, Todd Graham has worked himself into a bit of a mess. Moving Anthony Gonzalez to H-back to get him onto the field seemed like a good idea at the time, but now, Pitt is one option short at quarterback.
Graham has said that Tino will start against Utah, but there might not be a better chance for backup Trey Anderson to play since it's a non-conference game. If Pitt allowed Trey to play the majority of the game and it was a failure, it still wouldn't hurt the team's Big East title shot and Tino could come back against UConn.
Yeah, I know - I'm not a fan of juggling quarterbacks, either. But if Pitt is going to test the waters with Anderson (who, I don't necessarily believe is ready), then this week might be a good time to do it.
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When Todd Graham inherited the Pitt football team, Tino Sunseri quickly became the starting quarterback after a solid Spring. Anthony Gonzalez became the apparent, though unconfirmed backup, and the team's leadership was set.
But with the news of Gonzalez' arrest, things began to unravel a bit.
Gonzalez, if you'll recall, was arrested for a marijuana charge. With the now infamous Sports Illustrated report on the off-field issues that plagued Pitt, Graham did the right thing by suspending Gonzalez. But what he did afterwards is what may be haunting the team.
Graham relied on Mark Myers as the de facto backup in the wake of the Gonzalez suspension and, as a bit of insurance, brought in freshman Trey Anderson over the summer. Anderson was a lightly-regarded recruit with no major offers to play college football, despite the fact that he won a State championship in Texas. It wasn't believed that he would compete for immediate playing time, but that's exactly what happened.
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