July 12, 2024

Pittsburgh Head coach Pat Narduzzi says that Nate Yarnell will remain the starting quarterback for the Pitt Panthers over the summer after the quarterback position was solidified during spring practice.

After a solid performance by Yarnell in the 2024 Blue-Gold Game at Acrisure Stadium, Narduzzi said that Yarnell would continue to start at quarterback for the Panthers as they prepare for the start of fall training camp in August and go through the offseason.

Yarnell has been the unquestioned starter since before spring practices had started. Christian Veilleux, who started five games for the Panthers last season, was a looming threat but hasn’t been able to push Yarnell enough to move up the depth chart. Meanwhile, redshirt freshman Eli Holstein, a transfer from Alabama, has played well this spring and earned the trust of his teammates and coaches with his command of the offense and ability to avoid turnovers. Still, Yarnell has been able to fend both off throughout the spring.

Yarnell completed 12 of 16 throws for 108 yards and a score with no interceptions by the end of the spring game.

The Panthers’ 2024 season gets underway on August 31 at home versus Kent State at Acrisure Stadium. The team will open fall training camp in August. Yarnell is almost a lock to start at center for Pitt’s opening offensive series.

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