QB Slovis says he’s moving from Pitt to BYU
12:13 PM ET Pete ThamelESPN Quarterback Kedon Slovis is moving to BYU, he announced Saturday.Slovis, who played at Pitt in 2015
, is among the most accomplished college quarterbacks in the NCAA transfer website, as he has actually tossed for 9,973 yards over four seasons. It will be Slovis’third college destination and third different league, as he dipped into USC in the Pac-12(2019-21) and with the Panthers in the ACC(2022). Slovis tweeted thanks to Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi and said he’s”excited for this brand-new chapter and can’t wait to get to work.”I will constantly be
grateful for Coach Narduzzi and the time I got to spend with all of my colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh. I’m thrilled for this brand-new chapter and
can’t wait to get to work. #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/yg0Sa4rXP6!.?.!— Kedon Slovis(@Kedonslovis)December 24, 2022 He’ll compete to win the starting task at BYU for the program’s first season in the Huge 12, which BYU signs up with after being an independent considering that 2011. Slovis has one year of eligibility remaining.In his 3 seasons at USC, Slovis finished 70% of his passes. His best season came there in 2019 when he won the Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year. He tossed 30 touchdown passes and nine interceptions that season while finishing 71.9 %of his passes.Sources told ESPN that level of precision interested the BYU personnel, which has established both Zach Wilson and Jaren Hall into NFL potential customers. BYU has averaged more than 31 points per game the previous three seasons, as coach Kalani Sitake has leaned into the program’s wide-open-passing roots.Since 2020, when Wilson exploded to become the No. 2 total choice in the 2021 NFL draft, the lowest death output for a BYU starting quarterback has been Hall’s 2,583 backyards and 20 goals in 2021. With Slovis having simply one year of eligibility staying, he stressed fit and system in his look for his final college home.Last year at Pittsburgh, he had his worst statistical year of his career. He finished simply 58.4%of his passes and threw 10 goals and 9 interceptions, as the transfer of Jordan Addison to USC late in the spring downgraded Pitt’s
aerial ambitions.BYU typically has stout offensive lines, elite tight ends and strong ability players. The arrival of Slovis suggests a commitment to a wide-open system that ought to be appealing to both transfers and hires searching for a team where they can set up huge numbers.After Slovis checked out recently, sources said he took the effort to get the telephone number of the receivers to text them and construct rapport.The Cougars went 8-5 this season, a slip from back-to-back double-digit-win seasons in part since of a porous defense. BYU shook up its protective personnel in the offseason, employing Weber State head coach Jay Hill, as a way to strengthen the program as it heads to the Huge 12. BYU won 4 consecutive games to end the season in 2022. That included a 24-23 triumph over SMU in the New Mexico Bowl and wins over Boise State and Stanford.
They open the 2023 season with back-to-back home games against Sam Houston and Southern Utah.