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Wannstedt talks quarterback situation

I had a chance to talk to Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt this afternoon as he battled through another snowstorm in the Northeast.

Look for the full conversation with Wannstedt next week in the blog. But to tide you over for the weekend, here's a little of what Wannstedt had to say about probably the most intriguing question facing the 2010 Panthers: Who'll play quarterback?

Wannstedt said it will be a competition this spring between Pat Bostick and Tino Sunseri. Bostick redshirted a year ago, and Wannstedt said he really learned a lot and showed great improvement in practice. Wannstedt also had high praise for Sunseri, the redshirt sophomore who was Bill Stull's backup a year ago.

"He's ready to play now," Wannstedt said. "It's his time. He understands the offense, and we've got a good feel for his abilities and what he can do."

This spring, Wannstedt said, Bostick and Sunseri will split the reps evenly early on in practice, with Andrew Janocko serving as the third-stringer. But unlike last year, Wannstedt doesn't expect the competition to linger into fall camp.

"I think it will be cleared up pretty good this spring," he said. "You never know, but I'm anticipating that it will."

Wannstedt also mentioned Pitt's two highly-regarded quarterback recruits, Anthony Gonzalez and Mark Myers, will get a look this fall. But he said, "obviously, you're not counting on them this year."

In other interesting tidbits, Wannstedt said receiver Aundre Wright has been moved to cornerback to help shore up that position. And as expected, former quarterback recruit Kolby Gray is making the switch to safety this spring.