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Chryst: Five-Star QB Voytik Getting Better

Paul Chryst

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The starting quarterback job at Pitt remains Tino Sunseri’s to lose, despite his highly publicized 2011 struggles, but in the meantime, his successor is showing signs of improvement, according to first-year head coach Paul Chryst.

“I think he’s getting better from each rep,” Chryst told the media Tuesday after the penultimate public practice of training camp. “Not that every rep is what you want to be, but I think he’s taking advantage of them, and I think he’s growing from the work he’s been getting. It’s good to see him growing.”

Second-stringer Trey Anderson sat out Tuesday’s practice, and Voytik reportedly looked impressive. Still, Anderson is expected to back up Sunseri for Pitt’s season opener, a 6:00 P.M. kickoff Sat., Sept. 1 against Youngstown State at Heinz Field, and barring unforeseen developments, Voytik will likely redshirt.

The Cleveland (TN) High School recruit was ranked the No. 7 “combo style” passer in the national Class of 2012 by MaxPreps.

Listen to the rest of what Coach Chryst had to say after practice:

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