PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – As they gear up for camp, Pitt football running back James Conner and center Artie Rowell found themselves in-studio talking with Starkey and Mueller about the upcoming season, who to keep an eye on and the impression Aaron Donald has left on the program.
Things opened up with Conner talking about the rumors that he may be asked to play on both sides of the ball this year, lining up at running back on offense, and putting his hand in the dirt as a defensive lineman.
“Defense is definitely fun, but I’ve been playing running back ever since I first started playing football so that’s what comes the easiest to me, and that’s what I enjoy the most,” Conner said.
When asked about what his role on defense may be, Conner tells us there could be some special packages he’ll play in.
“There’s a certain package. Coach [Chryst] had an interview early down at the ACC meeting and he just said they’re not sure how many snaps it’s going to be, but I’ll get a couple of snaps on defense. He said he thinks I can help them out, so how ever many snaps he wants me to play, that’s what I’ll do.”