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Defensive end Hez Trahan leaves the Pitt football program

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Somewhat minor note here but still worth mentioning - as Sam Werner of the Post-Gazette reported on Friday, defensive lineman Hez Trahan has left the Panthers' football program. Jerry DiPaola of the Trib says he is headed back home to Philadelphia.

Trahan, you might recall, committed in the Class of 2014. Not playing last year, he was going to be a redshirt freshman headed into this season.

Trahan came to Pitt pretty late in the game, committing to the Panthers in January of 2014, a little bit before National Signing Day. He wasn't a highly regarded recruit despite having some success as a player at Philadelphia Roman Catholic, and was probably a while away from getting any kind of significant playing time on the field. For this season, it would have likely taken some injuries or other issues for him to play much. In recent practices, he has been relegated to work with the third-teamers at defensive end.

Not a significant move and they key is that his departure gives head coach Pat Narduzzi another scholarship to work with. He could either award that scholarship to a walk-on player for this season or hold onto it and add another player to a future class.

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