Pitt names Nate Peterman starting QB

The Pittsburgh Panthers have unveiled its quarterback for the Oct. 3 matchup against the Virginia Tech Hokies. During an ACC teleconference, head coach Pat Narduzzi said it will be Nate Peterman, who started against Iowa, that gets the call.

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It is the second straight start for Peterman, who unseats former starter Chad Voytik who had started the previous 15 games.

“I know it’s a high-profile position, but football’s football and competition is competition,” Narduzzi said, via the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. “Chad understands that.

“If we don’t make the plays, something needs to be done. We let the competition go for a while, and there was a true competition going on there. Like I said, we can name Nathan the starter, but that competition’s not going to end.”

Despite the fact that Peterman will get the start for Pitt, Narduzzi added there is a good chance Voytki will get in the game for specialty packages in order to take advantage of his athleticism.

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