October 2, 2007

Wannstedt encouraged by play of Bostick

The end result of Pitt's trip to Virginia over the weekend was about as bad as could be imagined:

The Panthers got blown out by the Cavaliers 44-14 in a game that was, from the opening kickoff, never really that close.

Still, Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt said on Monday that there were some positives to take from the disappointing evening, namely the play of quarterback Pat Bostick. Bostick made his first start Saturday night, and Wannstedt said he saw some things he liked from the freshman.

"I was very encouraged by the other night," Wannstedt said. "He did a great job of reading the coverage and getting the ball out of his hand quick; he didn't stand back there and hold it or panic.

"The one interception he had, it was a mental [error] by the wide receiver, not Pat. The wide receiver was blocking, he thought it was a screen and it was a miscommunication between the two of them. Pat was trying to throw the ball to him and it was intercepted, but Pat was correct on that play."

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