Pitt’s media guide was released to members of the press at ACC Media Day on Wednesday, and Pittsburgh Sports Now was there to get a first look at the changes coming for the Pitt football team in 2019.
Here’s what’s new for this fall when it comes to Pitt’s depth chart.
Pitt has returning regulars at quarterback (Kenny Pickett), wide receiver (Maurice Ffrench, Taysir Mack and Tre Tipton) and tight end (Grant Carrigan).
At running back, A.J. Davis is listed as the starter ahead of Todd Sibley, who is on the second team and Mychale Salahuddin, who is not listed after recovering from offseason surgery.
On the line, Carter Warren and Bryce Hargrove will flank Jimmy Morrissey to the left, with Chase Brown and Gabe Houy to his right.
Of course, transfers tight end Nakia Griffin-Stewart and tackle Nolan Ulizio aren’t listed on the depth chart and could definitely change things.
Pitt is not listing a fullback on the depth chart this year under first-year offensive coordinator Mark Whipple, choosing to list a third receiver instead.
On the line, Keyshon Camp and Jaylen Twyman share an “or” designation at defensive tackle. John Morgan makes the two-deep at end to emerge from the pack of defensive linemen that didn’t play much as true freshmen.
At linebacker, everything is shaken up with three graduatons. Chase Pine is ahead of Kyle Nunn Money, Saleem Brightwell in front of Elias Reynolds in the middle and Phil Campbell, Jr. followed by Cam Bright at Star. Florida transfer Kylan Johnson is not yet listed.
In the secondary, Paris Ford is listed as the starting strong safety alongside three returners in Damar Hamlin, Dane Jackson and Jason Pinnock.
Kicker Alex Kessman, long snapper Cal Adomitis and punter Kirk Christodoulou return, as does kick returner Ffrench, who is now also listed as the starting punt returner, ahead of Paris Ford.
Here’s the full depth chart:
PSN’s Mitchell Northam contributed to this report from Charlotte.