Pitt HC Pat Narduzzi just released a statement on Whitehead’s situation:
“As head football coach, I feel a tremendous amount of responsibility for the well-being of our players. That includes protecting their privacy when appropriate. Jordan Whitehead did not play in last week’s game for reasons that are personal in nature. I won’t comment further on the topic other than to say I fully anticipate that Jordan will be available to play this coming Saturday against Georgia Tech.”
Jordan Whitehead is on the field this morning so it APPEARS the soap opera is over with.
The questions surrounding Pitt All-American safety Jordan Whitehead and why he didn’t play versus Marshall have surrounded the Pitt football program this week.
Multiple sources tell PSN that injury wasn’t the reason Whitehead didn’t play on Saturday. But Like Coach Narduzzi yesterday, I’ll be a bit vague about the exact reason, since, as of now, it’s just speculation.
The question now is whether this is a one week “absence” or if it’s multiple weeks.
With the problems the defense is having and considering his importance to the team, a long-term absence would be a huge blow to Pitt’s team.
Whether Whitehead is on the field this morning will be a big indicator.