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Big East Confab: When To Name A Starter?

Tino Sunseri was named as Pitt's starter earlier this year (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Tino Sunseri was named as Pitt's starter earlier this year (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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This week's Big East Confab over at Big East Coast Bias was a discussion of when it's best to name a starting quarterback. My answer was the sooner the better in most cases. I personally think that the more reps a starter can get with the first team offense, the better.

Head over there to see everyone's responses.

But in Pitt's case, was it wise to name Tino Sunseri the starter so soon?

I think so.

We're all aware of Sunseri's limitation ... taking too many sacks, inaccuracy with a deep ball, poor decision-making at times, etc. But in Pitt's case, he's the best they've got. Head coach Paul Chryst essentially said that at the time he named Sunseri as his starter a few weeks back.

Let's face it, no one feels uber confident about Sunseri at the helm again. But I feel infinitely better with him under center than I do the alternatives and as I've stated quite a bit already, Sunseri will be better in 2012.

I understand the argument of quarterbacks settling in a bit and maybe not working quite as hard if they're named the starter early on, but I can't imagine that'll be the case with Sunseri since his 2011 was so awful.

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