September 3, 2007

QB job open again

As of Monday morning, the Pitt football team didn't know who its starting quarterback will be this Saturday when the Panthers host Grambling State, and head coach Dave Wannstedt said that the decision won't be made for several days.

"We'll rotate in practice Kevan Smith and Pat Bostick and see how practice goes, and I'll probably make a decision later in the week. I will make a decision, [which] day I'm not sure, but it will be later in the week."

The need to choose a starting quarterback came as a result of the thumb injury junior Bill Stull suffered in the third quarter of the season opener on Saturday night against Eastern Michigan at Heinz Field. The Panthers won the game 27-3, but Stull sustained ligament damage in the thumb on his right (throwing) hand. Stull underwent surgery on Sunday night.

"Billy had surgery yesterday on his thumb," Wannstedt said Monday morning. "The only report I got from the doctors is it's as good as good can be when you're having surgery. There was no additional stuff that they had to do or anything that they found, so that was all good.

"I think we just take it week to week with him; there's no set time when he will be back or won't. I think we let him heal up and get the rehab going as quick as we can and see how that unfolds."

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