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03/06/13 - Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage took the field this week, finally eligible to compete for a starting job for the first time since 2010. That journey has taken Savage from Rutgers to Arizona to Pittsburgh, finally earning his 2013 eligibility thanks to conference realignment; specifically, the Panthers' exit from the Big East. Savage enters an open competition this spring for Pitt's starting job after the graduation of Tino Sunseri. At the start of spring practice, Savage and Chad Voytik are the front-runners in the competition.
I'm really comfortable with both guys and their skill set," quarterbacks coach Brooks Bollinger said of both quarterbacks. "I think they're both going to grow and develop, obviously, and I feel pretty comfortable with both of them as guys in the film room, studying and learning. I like where we are with both of them. For the former Rutgers quarterback, getting on the field after two years of sitting out added some excitement to the first day of spring practice. It feels great. My motor's rolling right now," Savage said. "I wish we could keep going. Next one is Thursday and I'm really excited about it.
Savage began his college career with a successful freshman campaign at Rutgers in 2009. The Springfield, Pa., native threw for 2,211 yards and 14 touchdowns, leading the Scarlet Knights to a St. Petersburg Bowl win and earning Freshman All-America honors. In 2010, Savage lost the starting job to Chas Dodd and he announced his intentions to transfer to Arizona in early 2011. - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com
06/25/12 - The long odyssey of Tom Savage has found him at yet another college home: Pitt. Savage has enrolled at the school -- his third since he started his career at Rutgers in 2009. What seemed like such a promising beginning in Piscataway now winds up in Pittsburgh, with Savage being forced to sit out two consecutive seasons. For those who need a bit of a refresher, Savage was a Freshman All-American at Rutgers. But injuries really hurt him in 2010 and he ended up losing his starting job to Chas Dodd. Savage made the decision to transfer to Arizona and sat out 2011. Feeling homesick, he decided to return back East after the spring. Savage has previously said his decision had nothing to do with the hiring of spread-style coach Rich Rodriguez. So now Savage must wait for his turn again, and will be eligible to play his final season in 2013. - Andrea Adelson, ESPN