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Spring Practice Notebook: Pick up the Slack

Jovani Chappel

PITTSBURGH -- While a quarterback always plays an important role in a team's offense, it won't likely be a focal point for that unit at the University of Pittsburgh this season.

Arm's Race That's because Dave Wannstedt, entering his third season coaching his alma mater, realizes that the quarterback who starts when the Panthers open against Eastern Michigan at home on Sept. 1 will be inexperienced. So, either junior Bill Stull, redshirt freshman Kevan Smith or incoming recruit Pat Bostick will be asked to manage the game instead of going out to win it, at least early in... Recommended Stories

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