As Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi sits down and prepares for next season, he will be doing so with his quarterback for next season likely already in place in returning starter Nate Peterman.
But depth at the position could be an issue next season as it looks like the Panthers will be losing former starter Chad Voytik.
Voytik announced on Monday that he will be leaving the Pitt program and look to transfer.
He is scheduled to graduate this spring semester, will be eligible to play at any other FBS program in 2016 as a graduate transfer.
“I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to attend and play for the University of Pittsburgh,” Voytik said in a statement. “I am blessed to have met some amazing people along the way: teammates that I’ll always be friends with, coaches that made me a better player and person, and fans that offered a tremendous amount of support. Pittsburgh will always be my second home.”
Voytik entered the 2015 season as Pitt’s starter after he came off a 2014 campaign in which he threw for 2,233 yards and 16 touchdowns. He was very good over the final six games of 2014 in which he completed 64.6 percent of his passes for 1,192 yards, seven touchdowns and only one interception.
Once Peterman took over as the starter, Voytik was slowly phased out of the offense.
As it stands now, Peterman backed up next season by redshirt sophomore Adam Bertke and redshirt freshman Ben DiNucci, as well as incoming recruit Thomas MacVittie.
“Chad has been a tremendous leader and teammate during his Pitt career, and certainly during the year I had the opportunity to coach him,” Narduzzi said. “We wish him the very best and will help him any way we can as he maps out his future pursuits. We will always consider him a Pitt Man. His contributions have been invaluable to what we are building here.”
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