A while back, transfer Nathan Peterman helped Pitt's quarterback situation by transferring to the Panthers from Tennessee. In a recent interview, Peterman spoke candidly about the move. Definitely head over and check out the whole thing over at SportsDayNow.com.
As far as a timeline, Peterman said that he felt the Alabama game really sealed his fate as far as transferring.
What ultimately led you to transfer? What was the event that told you ‘it’s time to go?’
Probably the Alabama game this season. I was a little frustrated with how things played out. I still tried to give full intensity, full preparation to the other games remaining in the season, but after everything that happened in that game I just thought it was laid out to me that I needed to go elsewhere and pursue other opportunities.
As pointed out in the interview, Peterman had the chance to start that game but was pulled in it after attempting only four passes.
I wrote at the time that getting Peterman was likely due to new offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, who recruited him when he was at Tennessee. The quarterback confirmed that in the interview:
Coach (Jim) Chaney, who’s the offensive coordinator there, was my offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach my freshman year and he recruited me out of high school. I just really thought that was going to be the best option for me – to go to a system I already know, to play against great opponents in the ACC.
Peterman also cited Pitt's excellent MBA program as a reason he chose the university and mentioned that he considered approximately five to eight schools.
In the interview, he also talked about what he's been working on in the offseason, talking with Chad Voytik, and a little more about Tennessee. Like I said, it's worth checking out the whole thing.
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