Let’s revisit this defensive backfield issue now that the spring practices have been underway for a while. I think I can speak for the majority of Pitt fans who say they want to see new and more talented blood in as starters and in the two deep.
My problem is I don’t think we’ll see that much if at all… unless it is strictly in the two-deep. Here are the returning in the defensive backfield with one newcomer, Maurice Ffrench, who is maybe, possibly switching over for depth.
You can see that out of the 13 players I listed (I dropped kids I think have no chance at serious PT) we have a combined total of 23 starts among them. 23 folks; among 13 returnees. All those other “Games Played” were either in the DB rotation or special teams but mostly on special teams coverage units.