Pitt QB Slovis still unsure about his 2023 plans
PITTSBURGH– Kedon Slovis remains in no hurry to discuss 2023. Surviving 2022 has actually been challenging enough for the Pittsburgh quarterback.While Slovis said he
and head coach Pat Narduzzi have actually “glossed over “the USC transfer’s future, he’s not quite all set to make any pronouncement about where he might be playing next season.
“I told coach I’m uncertain yet,” Slovis said Tuesday.Slovis got here in January seeking to restore his career and welcomed the chance to replace Heisman Prize finalist Kenny Pickett.While Slovis won the beginning job in training camp, he has struggled with consistency for the Panthers (6-4, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who welcome surprising Duke (7-3, 4-2 )on Saturday. Slovis is last in the conference in goal passes(six)and ranks
in the bottom half of the ACC in lawns passing(seventh), pass efficiency(10th)and completion percentage (10th). Not precisely what Slovis had in mind when he devoted to Pitt last December. While he permitted he is dealing with some level of disappointment, he included “that(aggravation) exists probably in every season I played. “An injury suffered late in the second quarter of what ended up being an overtime loss to
Tennessee on Sept. 10 blunted any early momentum. He remained a victory over Western Michigan prior to returning against Rhode Island. Already the offense’s identity had actually already started moving from the pass-happy technique of 2021 with Pickett and previous offensive planner Mark Whipple to the more run-heavy attack led by breakout star Israel Abanikanda.Slovis anticipated the knowing curve to be high while searching for common ground with first-year offensive planner Frank Cignetti. It ended up being a lot more difficult than he imagined. “It’s a big procedure for everybody,”Slovis stated.”And for me, certainly, I haven’t played an offense like this.”There were signs of enhancement in a victory over Virginia recently. Slovis tossed a 31-yard touchdown pass to Bub Way, then handled the game after the Panthers took a 28-point, first-quarter lead. Slovis indicated the uptick in shots downfield as proof of his increased convenience with Cignetti’s game plan.Still, Slovis will not participate in the group’s Senior Day celebrations, though he bewared to mention the decision was based more on logistics– only choose members of his household were available to make the trip– than any sort of conclusive hint that he will return.Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi has repeatedly supported Slovis and publicly backed Slovis’possible return in 2023. While the NFL likely isn’t a choice at this moment, Slovis might transfer and would likely be cleared to play immediately.His finest option is to run it back with the Panthers, though he said knowing who will or won’t be around will play a”huge part “in whatever decision he makes. Narduzzi need not look far for proof of how a transfer quarterback can grow in year two with a program.Nate Peterman’s numbers were so-so when he took control of as the starter in 2015, Narduzzi’s first year with the Panthers. The following season Peterman threw for 27 touchdowns versus seven interceptions before getting prepared by Buffalo.Slovis stated Peterman’s journey didn’t come up in his initial talks with Narduzzi and restated he is going to take his time prior to making anything main.” We have actually got two more games, we’re concentrated on that, “Slovis said.”However really(Narduzzi and I are) just arranging the types of things I need to understand or the info I need to get to decide.”