Pitt tinkering with backup QB at tight end
Pitt backup quarterback Anthony Gonzalez has been practicing with the tight ends for the past two days.
"I called him Slash today," coach Todd Graham said.
Graham explained that Gonzalez's first position remains quarterback, and the redshirt freshman from Bethlehem Liberty High School played exceptionally well behind center in the team's first scrimmage Sunday.
But Graham added: "We think he is too good an athlete to be sitting over there as the third-team quarterback. We were somewhat impressed. We are going to use him in a dual role."
» The most distressing news of camp is the injury to starting wide receiver Devin Street. Graham stopped short of calling it a concussion, telling reporters that it's a "bell-rung deal." But Street hasn't appeared at practice — even just to watch — since suffering the injury in a drill Monday morning.
"He's recovering," Graham said. "It's just going to be a process. He didn't get a lot of sleep (Monday night), and we just wanted to have somebody monitor him and let him get some rest today. It wouldn't do any good (for Street) to go out there and stand in the sun."
» Wide receiver Cameron Saddler and cornerback K'Waun Williams missed practice for the second consecutive day after suffering head injuries. Saddler said he hopes to return Wednesday.
"I'm tired of watching people make plays," he said. "I want to make plays myself."
» The Pitt/Notre Dame game is set for a noon kickoff Sept. 24 at Heinz Field. It will be televised nationally by either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.