Pitt defensive back Therran Coleman entered the transfer portal on Monday, according to 247Sports. The report was confirmed by Pitt and likely means Coleman has played his last game with the team, as no player has entered the portal and returned to the program under Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi. As of Monday night, Coleman’s name had been removed from the official Pitt roster.
During his time at Pitt, Coleman saw limited action in a crowded secondary. He made one start in 2017 but ended up splitting time between reserve safety and special teams in 2018. However, he made his mark on the program with a game-saving pick for Pitt in its 44-37 overtime win over Syracuse on Oct. 6, 2018. All told Coleman appeared in a total of 34 games at Pitt and finished with 18 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble.
Despite the promise he showed in 2018, Coleman found himself surpassed for reserve roles in the Pitt secondary at various points by the likes of Erick Hallett, Damarri Mathis, Jazzee Stocker and Marquis Williams. In addition, Pitt added John Petrishen as a transfer from Penn State midseason. And with Petrishen expected to contend for playing time, opportunities for Coleman were likely to be limited again in 2020.
Coleman is the third Pitt player to enter the transfer portal in the past four months. Running back Mychale Salahuddin was the first back in August, and linebacker Elias Reynolds followed suit in November. It’s unclear where Coleman might transfer, but at the time of his commitment to Pitt, he held offers from Arizona State, Indiana, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin.