Pitt adds an "OR" to the quarterbacks on Week Four depth chart

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Pitt's new depth chart features a major change at the most important position. Here's a look at the two-deep the Panthers released on Monday.

Offense Depth Chart - Week Four

Position

Player

Player

Player

Quarterback

Max Browne OR

Ben DiNucci

Running back

Qadree Ollison OR

Chawntez Moss

Darrin Hall

Wide receiver

Jester Weah

Aaron Mathews

Ruben Flowers III

Wide receiver

Quadree Henderson

Rafael Araujo-Lopes

Wide receiver

Maurice Ffrench

Aaron Mathews

Tight end

Matt Flanagan

Chris Clark

Devon Edwards

Left tackle

Brian O'Neill

Tony Pilato

Left guard

Alex Officer

Mike Herndon


Center

Jimmy Morrissey

Connor Dintino

Right guard

Alex Bookser

Brandon Hodges

Right tackle

Jaryd Jones-Smith OR

Alex Bookser

Jerry Drake Jr.

- The big change is obvious, as Pitt added an "OR" at quarterback between Max Browne and Ben DiNucci. That addition comes in the wake of Browne, who started the first three games, getting pulled in the second quarter of Pitt's 59-21 blowout loss against Oklahoma State on Saturday.

DiNucci replaced him and threw for 228 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, along with gaining 33 yards on six rushing attempts.

Pat Narduzzi said Monday that he would make a decision on a starting quarterback for this week's game at Georgia Tech during the week.

- The Pitt coaches also added an "OR" at running back between Qadree Ollison and Chawntez Moss. Moss got more carries than Ollison against Oklahoma State and was the team's leading rusher in that game.

- One other change on the two-deep was on the offensive line, where redshirt junior Alex Bookser was added as an "OR" starter with redshirt senior Jaryd Jones-Smith at right tackle. Jones-Smith has started the first three games at that spot this season, but redshirt senior Brandon Hodges rotated in for Jones-Smith during the first half of the Penn State game.

Hodges got hurt in that game, though, and didn't play against Oklahoma State. The coaches still rotated, moving Bookser from right guard to right tackle and bringing redshirt junior Mike Herndon in at right guard for two drives in the first half.

- Hodges is listed as the backup right guard, so the starter at right tackle could depend on his health. If he's available on Saturday, Bookser could move to right tackle with Hodges stepping in at right guard.

Defense Depth Chart - Week Four

Position

Player

Player

Player

Defensive end

Dewayne Hendrix OR

Rashad Weaver

Nose tackle

Shane Roy

Kam Carter

Rashad Wheeler

Defensive tackle

Keyshon Camp

Amir Watts

Jaylen Twyman

Defensive end

Allen Edwards

James Folston Jr.

Patrick Jones II

Money linebacker

Elijah Zeise

Jalen Williams

Middle linebacker

Saleem Brightwell

Chase Pine

Star linebacker

Oluwaseun Idowu

Anthony McKee Jr.

Rimoni Dorsey

Cornerback

Avonte Maddox

Jason Pinnock

Malik Henderson

Cornerback

Dane Jackson OR

Damarri Mathis

Therran Coleman

Strong safety

Dennis Briggs OR

Jordan Whitehead

Phil Campbell

Field safety

Bricen Garner OR

Jazzee Stocker

Damar Hamlin

- The two-deep on defense only had one change from last week, and that came from the reinstatement of junior safety Jordan Whitehead, who was suspended for the first three games of the season.

Whitehead is listed as an "OR" starter at boundary safety with redshirt junior Dennis Briggs, who started the first three games at that position.

Special Teams Depth Chart - Week Four

Position

Player

Player

Player

Placekicker

Alex Kessman

Ian Troost OR

Jake Scarton

Punter

Ryan Winslow

Kirk Christodoulou

Holder

Ryan Winslow

Ben DiNucci

Long snapper

Cal Adomitis

Nathan Bossory

Kickoff returner

Quadree Henderson

Maurice Ffrench

Punt returner

Quadree Henderson

Avonte Maddox

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