Pitt Quarterback Loses Starting Job, Then Switches Positions

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — According to Noah Hiles of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pitt’s starting quarterback for the first 5 games of the season will now switch positions and play tight end after being benched as the team’s quarterback.

One source told the Post-Gazette that Jurkovec was running routes with the tight ends during Thursday’s practice. In his 6 games as the team’s starter, Jurkovec has completed 57 passes on 112 attempts, 6 touchdown passes and 3 interceptions, and had the 107th best quarterback rating in the nation with a 37.5.

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