Two days from the opener and some surprising news out of Pitt this afternoon.
Redshirt freshman running back Mychale Salahuddin has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Head coach Pat Narduzzi confirmed this news at his Thursday press conference.
Salahuddin was finally back to being healthy following surgery last season but wasn’t listed on the teams two-deep running back depth chart. Junior A.J. Davis and redshirt Todd Sibley were listed as the top two backs.
“Mutually, Pitt football and Mychale Salahuddin have decided to part ways. We wish Mychale the best of luck wherever he goes. We’ll help him wherever he wants to go,” said Narduzzi.
Another reason for this decision could be the emergence of freshmen running back Vincent Davis, who’s been the talk of Pitt camp.
Today, Narduzzi said that Davis has moved ahead (of Salahuddin) and that he’ll play some this week.
Regardless of the reason, this is a loss as Salahuddin came to Pitt as a highly rated 4-star recruit from H.D. Woodson High School in Washington DC. In three games last season, Salahuddin rushed four times for 37 yards before injuring his knee.
With this news, Pitt is now at the scholarship limit entering the season.