Pitt plays two Big 12 opponents this season in Cincinnati and West Virginia, but Marquis Williams wishes that BYU was on the schedule.
Former Pitt quarterback Kedon Slovis transferred to BYU in December after one disappointing season, and it’s safe to say that Williams isn’t a fan of his ex-teammate.
“Lol… I wish he was on our schedule so we could make him quit like he did on us!” Williams wrote on Twitter, in response to Senior Bowl director Jim Nagy’s praise of Slovis.
Lol… I wish he was on our schedule so we could make him quit like he did on us! 😮💨😮💨😮💨😮💨 https://t.co/NZAqwGl54y
— Marquis Williams (@wiliamsisland14) June 9, 2023
Nagy posted a nearly 200-word defense of Slovis, praising him as an NFL-worthy talent and one of the biggest transfer portal acquisitions of the offseason, and he highlighted Slovis’ footwork, experience and ball placement.
He also praised Slovis’ toughness and his ability to be a ‘smooth operator.’
In his lone season in Pittsburgh, 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. And it wasn’t just a case of his stats dropping either.
Slovis put together two poor performances in losses to Georgia Tech at home and Louisville on the road, and he was never able to fully integrate into the offense or the culture in Pittsburgh — despite being named as a captain.
Williams, on the other hand, is an emotional leader on and off the field for Pitt, and he’s returning for his final season at Pitt in 2023.
He recorded 24 tackles (20 solo), a tackle for loss, two interceptions (both returned for touchdowns), a pass breakup and a forced fumble.
BYU’s first game in 2023 is against Sam Houston State on Sept. 2, for those who are interested in seeing how Slovis performs at his third school.