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Former Pitt QB Kedon Slovis Commits to BYU

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It may be about 12 hours (14 out in Provo, Utah) until Christmas Day, but the first present has arrived in Prove nonetheless.

Former Pitt quarterback Kedon Slovis announced today that he’s committed to BYU, headed back out west for his last season of collegiate eligibility.

Slovis entered the transfer portal on Dec. 5, and Pitt added his replacement in former Notre Dame and Boston College quarterback Phil Jurkovec — who signed on National Signing Day earlier this week.

Slovis told Pittsburgh Sports Now earlier this month that the BYU coaching staff visited him in person, and he flew out to Provo, Utah on Dec. 9.

BYU starting quarterback Jarren Hall declared for the NFL Draft Friday, paving the way for Slovis to step into a starting role in a more favorable situation at BYU.

Slovis was expected to use a season in Pittsburgh as a way to rehab his NFL Draft stock with a strong season. That turned into the hope that a second season at Pitt with Frank Cignetti Jr. would go more smoothly than the first — especially as Pat Narduzzi showed signs of wanting him back — but it ultimately didn’t work out for either side.

Slovis threw for 2,397 yards and 10 touchdowns in 11 games this season, completing 184-of-315 passing attempts (58.4%) with nine interceptions. It was the worst season of Slovis’ college career.

In four college seasons at Pitt and USC, he’s completed 836-of-1,268 pass attempts for 9,973 yards with 68 touchdowns and 33 interceptions. His best season came as a true freshman in 2019, throwing for 3,502 yards and 30 touchdowns.

Pitt won eight games in 2022, seven with Slovis under center, but it just never seemed to truly click. Narduzzi holds no ill will toward Slovis for deciding to move on, however.

“Everyone’s got decisions to make around the world, and obviously in the football world, but I respect everybody’s decisions,” Narduzzi said. “And obviously, there are conversations back and forth with anybody that’s in that position, and we wish every one of those guys luck.”

Slovis will now have a fresh start at BYU.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Denny
Denny
1 month ago

Perhaps he thinks that the new school will just hand him the starting job He will find out real soon that reality is a different tune. Another nonsensical move in the world of pampering. Good luck with your 3rd school.

Burton Tee
Burton Tee
1 month ago

Look for American Eagle apparel to skyrocket in Provo.

Cignetti & Friends
Cignetti & Friends
1 month ago

Good luck to the young man. With that offense and those WR’s, he did about as good as one could expect.

Reese26
1 month ago

That offense is a run first, pro style offense. Some reason Pickett was able to make himself a first round draft pick in “that offense” and Slovis couldn’t?

Slovis is not a pro style QB and will not be an NFL QB. Hope he converts and meets a nice Mormon girl, that’s about all he’s going to get out of this move.

Rooster
Rooster
1 month ago
Reply to  Reese26

Or 2 or 3 Mormon girls. 😛

Denny
Denny
1 month ago
Reply to  Rooster

Slovis is now a Mormon Clown..

kevin
kevin
1 month ago

Hope he develops better down the field vision. He has a decent arm and accuracy, but no vision at all!
I think he must look great in practice, when no one is rushing at him, but live he’s not very good.
Good luck! H2P!!!

Reese26
1 month ago
Reply to  kevin

Slovis isn’t a pro style QB and was never a fit for that offense. He started because he was a higher profile transfer, and in the NIL age, those guys play.

Giovanni
Giovanni
1 month ago
Reply to  kevin

The NFL game is far faster. Slovis couldn’t handle FBS speed so it’s tough to believe he will even make it to even backup QB status in the NFL.

TJ
TJ
1 month ago

Best wishes Kedon. Hope things work out well in Provo.

PittFanDeez
PittFanDeez
1 month ago
Reply to  TJ

Whoever gave TJ’s comment a thumbs down has a seriously warped mind.

Just because Slovis may not have been as productive and/or won as many games as the Pitt fan base would have liked, does not mean he isn’t deserving of good wishes.

If Slovis had bad-mouthed Pitt on his way out the door, then the thumbs down reaction would be more understandable.

Ed Rose
Ed Rose
1 month ago

Good opportunity to throw 40 times a game and to partake in a pagan religion.

Burton Tee
Burton Tee
1 month ago
Reply to  Ed Rose

What’s with this type of speech Ed Rose? And I’m not talking about throwing 40 times a game…

Rooster
Rooster
1 month ago
Reply to  Ed Rose

Will they make him go to Mormon temple ?

Reese26
1 month ago
Reply to  Rooster

No they will not. Not every id that goes to BYU to play football tp play football is a Mormon and never has been.

Reese26
1 month ago
Reply to  Ed Rose

Mormons aren’t pagans, do you actually now anything about the religion? Does that make Jews and Muslims pagans too?

People like you should try knowing something before you open your stupid a== mouth.

Ed Rose
Ed Rose
1 month ago
Reply to  Reese26

Mormons are polytheistic. They also believe in procreation. Mormons also believe all humans can be Gods of their own in their own world. So yes, I am familiar with the religion and go on and on about it. Merry Christmas.

Brad Shaw
Brad Shaw
1 month ago
Reply to  Reese26

Sounds like he was spot on Reese26.

Rooster
Rooster
1 month ago
Reply to  Brad Shaw

Ed is right on.

Reese26
1 month ago

Slovis was never going to showcase anything in this offense because he is not a pro-style offense QB. Slovis is a spread offense, take the snap in the shotgun, rake three steps and throw type QB. He’s not capable of improvising that well off his first read and can’t mae plays with his feet. Kind of why USC sent him to the pine and he transferred. That’s why Pitt got Jurkovic back so quickly. He didn’t get that much of a shot at ND, and flourished under Cignetti at BC. I watched this id play extensively at Pine Richland, and… Read more »

Student Section
Student Section
1 month ago

Slovis will do well at BYU.
Pitt does not have legitimate Offense Coordinator or QB coach. Cignetti is a fake. Always has been.

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