As seems to happen when you have a string of bad luck some smaller nice things pop up to remind you that the end of the world is indeed not in sight. Offensive Coordinator? Who needs that guy? Athletic Director leaving? Dime a dozen. Good Offensive Lineman and a new experienced Quarterback coming in? Whoa! That’s another story altogether.
The Pitt offense landed a starting QB for next year. I’ll state it that baldly because I think Max Browne will run out from the sidelines to Pitt’s first huddle in the 2017 season opener September 2nd at Heinz Field against the Youngstown State Penguins. Buy your tickets now.
This kid is going to throw for some real yardage in his one year at Pitt regardless of who the new OC is going to be. He’s transferring in from USC for his post-grad extra year allowed by the NCAA and he’s welcomed here with open arms.
The Pitt fan collective can now let out a breath of relief that we’ve got one more QB on the roster and especially this one.
We also this afternoon received a verbal commitment from OL Jerry Drake out of Florida. He’s big at 6’7″ and 300 lbs and has an impressive resume’ of offers to have chosen from. But he most probably watched Adam Bisnowaty and Dorian Johnston greatly raise their draft stock (and future earnings) after their last two years of working on Pitt’s OL and that can open a lot of eyes.
Here is his offer list: