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Former Pitt QB Kedon Slovis Regrets Viral Comment About West Virginia Ahead of Backyard Brawl



Kedon Slovis with Pitt against WVU

FRISCO, Texas — No matter what he ever accomplishes, WVU fans will forever remember former Pitt quarterback Kedon Slovis for one single moment.

Slovis spent one season as a Pitt quarterback, replacing Kenny Pickett following the 2021 season, and he’s likely most known for a few words he said at a Pitt football kickoff event the night before the renewal of the Backyard Brawl in 2022.

He stepped up onto the stage right outside the Cathedral of Learning in Oakland, microphone in hand, and said, “I’ve got one more thing to say, f*** West Virginia.

Slovis wound up throwing for 308 yards and a touchdown in a 38-31 win over West Virginia, one of his better performances as a Panther, but he wishes he hadn’t gotten so caught up in the pregame festivities.

“I tell people now, if I regret one thing from my college career, it’s probably that,” Slovis told WV Sports Now at the Shrine Bowl in Frisco, Tx. “Not really my personality, kind of got peer pressured to do it. I remember one of our coaches being like, ‘Hey, you didn’t hear it from me. You should say that.’ And all the captains being like, ‘We’re going to be in trouble if we say it, but you should say it.’

“And again, they don’t like each other. West Virginia says ‘Eat S*** Pitt,’ so it is funny. I was talking to one of the (WVU) guys about it, and I was like, ‘Man, your fans don’t like me very much,’ because we went back this year. And he was like, ‘Well, yeah, dude obviously.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s fair, I deserve it.’ No hate now, I’m not in Pittsburgh anymore.”

Slovis finished his career in Pittsburgh after one season, entering the transfer portal ahead of the Panthers’ Sun Bowl appearance against UCLA, and he committed to BYU on Christmas Day in 2022.

This was even brought up during the 2023 season leading up to Slovis’ new team BYU facing the Mountaineers in Morgantown. WVU linebacker Lee Kpogba made it known he still remembered what Slovis said and it was engrained in his brain. He even said he wanted to enact revenge on the former Pitt quarterback.

Lee Kpogba Still Remembers What BYU QB Kedon Slovis Said About West Virginia

Unfortunately for Kpogba and West Virginia, Slovis ended up missing the game. WVU did beat the Cougars 37-7, granted the victory may have been even sweeter against Slovis.

Nick Farabaugh provided reporting from Frisco. 

Most of this story was written by Karl Ludwig and initially appeared on our partner site Pittsburgh Sports Now.

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