Day 4 of Pitt's training camp didn't reveal much based on the reports.
First off, everyone's favorite subject, Todd Thomas - we got nothing, people. Paul Chryst had nothing new to say in his post-practice interview and that's not too surprising. Chryst isn't going to divulge anything until it's clear one way or the other. I know people want news on it, but really, what do you expect him to say? He's not going to say anything of substance until it's 100% that Todd is either coming back for going.
Moving on ...
Camp was indoors today due to the weather. Fun, fun, fun. Other than the fact that a few of the coaches changed spots, there were some 11-on-11 red zone drills per the Post-Gazette. Key stats from the PG's Sam Werner included:
Tom Savage - Two drives, 2-3 passing for 6 yards, 1 sack
Chad Voytik - Two drives, 1-2 passing for 11 yards, 1 sack
Trey Anderson - One drive, 1-2 passing for 16 yards, 1 TD
James Conner - Five carries for 19 yards, 1 TD
Malcolm Crockett - Three carries for 6 yards, 1 TD
As Werner noted, Isaac Bennett did not participate. It goes without saying, but the plays used in a red zone offense are far limited to what we'd see in a full scrimmage. Nothing to get excited about here.
On the injury front, defensive lineman David Durham has a strained hamstring and isn't 100%, per the quotes from the athletic department. He hopes to back to full speed by this weekend or next week, though.
In the athletic department release, wide receiver Ed Tinker talked about Tom Savage. This doesn't exactly sound like a ringing endorsement to me, but take it for what you will:
“He’s doing pretty well. He hasn’t been playing for a while. Like I said, we still have 23, 24 days of practice left and we have a lot of learning to do.”
Tinker didn't crush Savage there, but it sounds like he's just saying Savage (and everyone else) is a while away from being where they need to be.