Matt’s Mailbag: Should PITT, Penn State and WVU Play Each Other Every Year?

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I decided to jump into the weekly mailbag (or bi-weekly we will see) and answer any questions that you may have regarding anything PITT Athletics.  I will try and answer anything from football to basketball to soccer, etc and have some fun with it as well.

And I will try to do one every, if not most, Friday(s), so we can have football game predictions as well. No matter how wacky the prediction, it will get a mention just to see the reaction it will get.

So, let’s get started with the first mailbag:

1.) Could Dinucci Be A Better Fit to Run this Offense? (From @CareyZivkovich)

Why not start with the question that fans have been asking since last week? Why not give Dinucci a look at Quarterback? I feel like PITT is in the same position they were in Narduzzi’s first year at the helm, they have 2 Quarterbacks but neither one has really grabbed the reigns and run with it.  Like in Narduzzi’s first year with Voytik and Peterman, he used both at the beginning of the season until Nate Peterman took control of the offense and didn’t give Narduzzi a reason to put Voytik back into the game as much, if at all. Am I saying to do that this year? No, but if things keep going the way they are going, Narduzzi may have to.

I would keep Max Browne as the starting Quarterback right now because he does have the experience and the arm strength to be a really good Quarterback.  But, you can tell that he is starting to let the USC situation from last season sneak into the back of his head and he is starting to look over his shoulder at what he sees coming behind him.  The leash is definitely getting shorter and I don’t think Narduzzi will have a quick trigger yet to remove him as starter, but it may happen if the offense is still sputtering this or next week.  The one thing Dinucci has going for him is that he does know the team since he played here last season and he is more mobile in the pocket and can make plays with his feet.

There was a comment made with this question of saying run the Triple Option with Dinucci and I can’t see that ever being an option,