Malcolm Crockett to transfer from Pitt?

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A smallish note from the Little Caesars Bowl game is that Pitt running back Malcolm Crockett could be headed for a transfer. Crockett wasn't with the team in Detroit and per Jerry DiPaola of the Trib, he could be leaving the program:

Got to say, the move isn't too surprising if it goes down. Crockett's name got some play early this season when Pitt was fighting through some injuries to Isaac Bennett and James Conner. But after redshirting in 2011, he had only 12 carries in 2012 playing in his first season.

Crockett didn't register any carries this year and his biggest contribution was on special teams where he forced two fumbles.

You never like to lose a guy like him since he'd been contributing on special teams, but the fact is he probably wanted to play on offense a bit, too. And with Pitt's three leading rushers all returning next year and two highly touted freshman running backs coming in next season in Chris James and Qadree Ollison, there just wasn't any room at all for him. Four of those five guys will all be back in 2015 as well, so Crockett was probably going to be buried for his entire career.

Hope he lands on his feet at a place where he gets to play if he's really leaving.

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