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With Pitt's Football Backup Quarterback Job A Work In Progress, Chad Voytik Will Get His Chance

Incumbent backup Trey Anderson will not only have competition from Mark Myers, but Chad Voytik according to head coach Paul Chryst (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Incumbent backup Trey Anderson will not only have competition from Mark Myers, but Chad Voytik according to head coach Paul Chryst (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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Tino Sunseri's the starter for Pitt this season - that much we know. But despite a potential lean towards Mark Myers in Pitt's spring game, the backup job is still very much up in the air according to Paul Chryst.

Besides the two current options, Myers and Trey Anderson, the coach talked recently about the other option - true freshman Chad Voytik. And Chryst appears to say he'll get a good hard look once he gets into fall camp.

Of Voytik, Chryst said:

Chryst said nobody grabbed the backup quarterback job. As for what he anticipates for Chad Voytik once the four-star prospect arrives this summer, Chryst said, "First he's got to get here. Then we've got to see how he picks up things. I anticipate him getting work. Legitimately getting work and then we'll see."

That shouldn't be a huge surprise, but it's refreshing to hear him say he'll 'legitimately' get work and have a chance. There's the whole issue of burning Voytik's redshirt, but I wouldn't be opposed to him playing this year if he has a chance to get meaningful snaps.

If Chryst is going to make him the backup, but only play him at the end of games already decided, I'd rather they redshirt him and throw Anderson in to take those reps. But if Sunseri is struggling and they need to go to him, I've got no issue if he's the best option.

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