Bostick returns to Pitt after dealing with personal issue

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh freshman quarterback Pat Bostick
practiced with the team Wednesday, one day after returning to
preseason football camp.

Bostick had left on Aug. 6 to deal with an undisclosed personal

"It set him back, but we did a lot of things without pads,"
offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh said. "But the tempo really
picked up when the pads went on, and he missed that. Situations
that we could've put him in during those 10 days would've helped,
but we're going to get him caught up."

Bostick is Pitt's top recruit and a likely challenger for a
starting job this season. He threw for 7,259 yards during his
career at Manheim Township High School near Lancaster.

"He can't be in full pads, but we're not scrimmaging. So he was
able to go out and throw and make some decisions," coach Dave
Wannstedt said. "I was pleased with his start, but it's just Day
No. 1."