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Pitt QB Chad Voytik to transfer

Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik will pursue a graduate transfer once he receives his degree at the end of the spring semester.

"I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to attend and play for the University of Pittsburgh,” Voytik said in a release from the school. “I am blessed to have met some amazing people along the way: teammates that I'll always be friends with, coaches that made me a better player and person, and fans that offered a tremendous amount of support. Pittsburgh will always be my second home."

Voyitk started last season for the Panthers and entered 2015 as the team’s starter before losing the job to Nate Peterman, who was a graduate transfer from Tennessee. In 13 games as a stater in 2014, Voytik completed 61.3 percent of his passes for 2,233 yards with 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He added 466 rushing yards and three touchdowns on the ground.

Voytik finished this season with seven game appearances, completing 66.7 percent of his throws for 112 yards with one touchdown and one pick, along with 37 rushing yards and another touchdown.

"Chad has been a tremendous leader and teammate during his Pitt career and certainly during the year I had the opportunity to coach him," coach Pat Narduzzi said in a release. "We wish him the very best and will help him any way we can as he maps out his future pursuits. We will always consider him a Pitt Man. His contributions have been invaluable to what we are building here."

Voytik told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Sam Werner that he has a list of transfer destinations in mind, but that he does not wish to disclose them at this time. Having the chance to start next season and be closer to his hometown of Cleveland, Tennessee, will play big roles.

Elsewhere around the ACC, N.C. State has let go of strength and conditioning coach Jason Veltkamp, promoting Dantonio Burnette. This comes days after dismissing offensive coordinator Matt Canada.

Georgia Tech, meanwhile, “has mutually agreed to part ways” with special teams coordinator and co-offensive line coach Ray Rychleski.