Mosley-Smith ineligible; Fieger suspended

Following Friday afternoon's practice, Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt updated the status of two players; freshman defensive tackle Khaynin Mosley-Smith and junior long-snapper Jon Fieger.

Khaynin Mosley-Smith did not meet the NCAA Clearinghouse regulations. This is in regards to one of his high school classes that did not clear through.

Mosley-Smith has already taken summer classes at Pitt with no problem. The timing of the NCAA Clearinghouse coming out with this decision is bad timing for Mosley-Smith and for Pitt.

"K.K. Smith did not make it, academically, by the Clearinghouse," Wannstedt said. "He'll go home tonight, and visit with his family, and decide what to do from there."

Mosley-Smith is able to appeal the NCAA's decision--which can take as long as two weeks, or he can go the prep school route. Wannstedt believes Mosley-Smith will appeal the decision first, knowing that prep school is the next option either without the appeal, or losing the appeal.

"He's got a couple options," Wannstedt said. "Obviously, they appeal the thing. They appeal it, that could take two weeks. They rejected the class, and now that takes time. If they appeal it--which I think they will--that takes time. Now, all of the sudden, we're in classes, and we're on our way. He's got his options. He'll have to go home and meet with his mother. We'll talk tomorrow.

"Obviously, we're going to stick by him and support him. It's really not any different than Todd Thomas, LeSean McCoy and Aundre Wright."

The other player update was long snapper Jon Fieger, who has been suspended from the team for the balance of training camp, for a violation of team policy. Fieger was the team's longsnapper in all 13 games in 2009.


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