Sunday, October 04, 2009

Endres will start at Pitt

Randy Edsall got a little annoyed and combative on the conference call today. He even used the word "frickin'". And on a Sunday, too. Not sure exactly why Randy was so perturbed. There were no questions asked that were out of line or over the top.

Zach Frazer and Ryan Griffin are both listed as questionable this week, but don't expect either to move into a significant role for the game on Saturday. Neither has done much work at practice since their injuries.

"Cody Endres is the starting quarterback," Edsall said emphatically after questions about Frazer's chances to win the starting job this week arose. "What else do I have to say? I said the guy is questionable; the guy hasn't taken a frickin' snap yet. No. There's no way he's going to be the starting quarterback this week. Don't try to create something that's not there."

Another harmless question about Frazer really got Edsall fired up.

"So what will (Zach) have to do," a reporter asked. "Will he have to compete next week maybe? After that week?"

"I can't tell you that. The guy is questionable," Edsall. "Don't try to make something that's not there. There's no quarterback controversy. There's nothing there. Cody Endres is the starting quarterback. Zach Frazer, according to my trainers, is listed as questionable, hasn't taken a snap. I'm hoping to see maybe he has a chance to be a backup quarterback this week. That's what I'm trying to see. He's got no chance to start this week. I'm not worried about any other week. I''m worried about this week."

Edsall continued the rant a little longer, and said, "I've been up front and honest with this whole injury situation, and that's the way it will stay. There's nothing more to it than that, so please don't try to create anything."

Sounds like we're clear.

Scott Lutrus is doubtful for the week even though trainers said he looked better. He has a test on Tuesday with doctors. He's had no work in contact drills. "It's a nerve situation, and when you have nerves, they're very touchy," Edsall said. "I don't have anything more to report on it."


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