I'll be honest - it's really difficult for me to get excited over spring practices. The entire team isn't even here, there's a lot of feeling out going on, and we're still nowhere near to even any games being played. So you'll excuse me if I've not been covering the practices all that much.
One interesting tidbit came out in the daily notes from Paul Chryst and the athletics department a few days ago. The head coach knows his quarterback situation isn't ideal and is trying to prepare both Chad Voytik and Trey Anderson:
"I just want to make sure they get the equal reps, and both are getting the same amount of reps with the one's and two's. So, yes, we have an order, but nothing confirmed."
In a lot of years, that might not be big news. But with only two quarterbacks currently on the roster since true freshman Adam Bertke isn't here yet, the Panthers are very thin under center right now. The problem is that Pitt will be breaking in a new quarterback this year and expected starter, redshirt sophomore Chad Voytik, has next to no experience. Typically, you'd want to get him as many reps as possible with the starters that he'll be working with, but Chryst is going the opposite route here.
It's a little difficult to grasp, but I actually don't think it's a terrible move. If Voytik gets injured or struggle, Chryst needs to have another guy ready. Bertke isn't someone the team will want playing this season, so unless someone else comes in, these two guys are essentially 'it.'
You can make the argument that Anderson as an upperclassman should be ready and not need as many reps, but he also has little game experience. The fact is that Chryst probably would like to get more reps to Voytik but he simply can't afford that right now.
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