The redshirt freshmen got most of the work at quarterback for the entire scrimmage, completing 27-33 passes for 358 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Paul Chryst has maintained the notion that he has not named a starting quarterback, not is he in any hurry to. Voytik made the most of his opportunity on Friday, and shows he has a good understanding of the offense. Not just that, he executed it.
The coaching staff awarded Clemmings the Ed Conway Award for the offense; which is given to the most improved player. Not only did Clemmings move from defensive end--where he had broken in as a starter iin 2012--but he switched to offensive tackle, and did well with the first-team.
Clemmings' move is vital for Pitt's offense. The staff aided itself with moving Cory King and Matt Rotheram to the guard position, where both started at tackle on the same respective side in 2012. Their experience and understanding of assignments is key. Adding a gifted athlete such as Clemmings is a bonus. Clemmings earned the award for developing. If he continues to develop in August, the offensive line has a chance to be one of Pitt's strengths in the very near future.
WR Kevin Weatherspoon
Weatherspoon has waited his turn, and 2012 may be the year where he gets into the mix at receiver.
As opposed to the other positions we've mentioned so far, Weatherspoon is at a position where there is a key returnee--Devin Street.
Weatherspoon was the go-to receiver on Friday in the spring game, leading the way with 11 catches for 175 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown pass from Voytik. He proved Friday that he has something to offer, or at least proved the right to contribute to this group--which if you watched closely Friday night--already looks like a more sure group in just two years of working with Bobby Engram.
Somehow, there was still room to get Orndoff 2 catches for 41 yards, both going for touchdowns, including a 32-yarder to open the scoring. Watching him play Friday, Orndoff hardly looked the part of a high school senior. In addition to that, this coaching staff proved they're comfortable using four tight ends, even in a spring game. We could see Orndoff on the field as early as this year.