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Harper Has Leg Up On Pitt PK Job

After losing three-year starter and near-perfect place-kicker Conor Lee to graduation, the Pitt coaching staff -- as well as Panthers football fans -- are extremely interested in the upcoming camp battle for the position.

Redshirt junior walk-on Dan Hutchins, who likely will take over for Dave Brytus as the Pittsburgh punter, joins redshirt freshman Kevin Harper as the top place-kicking candidates. Harper, who has a strong leg but struggled with accuracy, is on scholarship and was signed in 2008. Harper believes he'll make that pay off this season. "We took some time off after spring ball, but we've been...

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