The Pittsburgh Panthers have officially named their starting quarterback.
It appears that Max Browne’s decision to transfer from USC was a prudent one. Knowing that he wasn’t going to get the nod over Heisman favorite Sam Darnold, he elected to make the move to the east coast.
On Tuesday, Pitt named Max Browne as their starting quarterback for the 2017 season via a post on their official Twitter account.
Browne has experience in parts of three seasons at USC. He started three games in each of his freshman and sophomore seasons, and received extended action as a junior. He’s attempted only 112 passes at the FBS level, amassing 650-yards in his limited action. The key to his success will be keeping the ball out of the hands of guys in the different colored shirts.
While his completion percentage is a passable 61.6-percent, he’s thrown as many interceptions has he has touchdowns in his brief career: two of each.
He’ll finally be getting opportunity that eluded him while he was playing for the Trojans. Pitt coach Pat Nadruzzi believes that Browne has the goods to improve on last seasons 8-5 record.
The Panthers open the season against Youngstown State on Sept. 2, then face their first real challenge against Penn State in their following game.
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