Breaking news from Pitt this morning as Pittsburgh Sports has confirmed that John Peterson is out as Pitt’s offensive line coach.
Peterson becomes Pitt’s second coaching change this offseason joining Josh Conklin who left to become head coach at Wofford.
Peterson was an original member of Pat Narduzzi’s coaching staff after having the same position job at Akron. This is an interesting development this late in the recruiting season.
It will be interesting to see if this impacts the recruitment of Rice offensive tackle grad transfer Calvin Anderson, since Peterson was his main recruiter. I found it interesting that Anderson told me last night that offensive coordinator Shawn Watson was visiting him today instead of Peterson.
We’ll have more on this developing story throughout the day on PSN.
UPDATE (9:25 AM)-
**Moments ago we got reaction to the news about John Peterson from incoming Belle Vernon OT Blake Zubovic.
”I was hoping that wasn’t official. Well honestly I had an amazing relationship with Coach Pete. We clicked very easily and I was more than excited to work with him because of his coaching style and history of past o-lineman development. He was a big part of the reason it was so easy for me to choose Pitt and easily my favorite o-line coach I met in the recruiting process because he was very honest and down to earth. I am still very excited to be a Panther and wouldn’t have it any other way but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little surprised/upset. I know you gotta expect changes but I guess I wasn’t expecting it this early,” said Zubovic.