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Pitt vs. Iowa: Pat Narduzzi not yet committing to Nathan Peterman

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Pitt had a disappointing loss to Iowa on Saturday night but one bright spot was the play of quarterback Nathan Peterman after throwing two early interceptions. Those picks can't be erased and they made his overall night a little less strong, but there's no doubt that he played well after that.

After the interceptions, Peterson went on to throw two touchdown passes and lead Pitt on a 13-play 75-yard drive to tie the game. With Chad Voytik playing only a couple of early series, the clear choice at quarterback would seem to be Peterman, who got the start in the game.

Not yet, says head coach Pat Narduzzi. After the game, when asked if Peterman was the guy, Narduzzi responded with by saying he would "evaluate the tape and see where they go from there."

He goes on to say more, but the audio in the video cut out after that.

I'm not going to crush Narduzzi here for being non-committal since I'm sure he does want to watch the footage of the game. But with Voytik playing so little and Peterman playing well later in the game, if nothing else, he would appear to be the starter going into the team's next game. Perhaps Voytik plays well enough in practice to warrant getting consideration for snaps in the game, but as I said in the game recap, I think it's time to end the two-quarterback system.

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