During Pitt’s pep rally in preparation for the Backyard Brawl, starting quarterback Kedon Slovis is acclimated to the storied rivalry with West Virginia already.
“I’ve got one more thing to say, f— West Virginia,” Slovis said on Tuesday night.
My QB! Can Thursday get here already pic.twitter.com/B4C9GTAISj
— Ryan Platt (@Ryan24_34) August 31, 2022
Slovis is getting ready not only for his first ever Backyard Brawl game but as well as his first go around with Pitt. The USC transfer has many connections with WVU offensive coordinator Graham Harrell and quarterback JT Daniels. Harrell spent three seasons as Solivs’ coordinator while Daniels was teammates with the now-foe for one year.
Slovis threw for 2,153 passing yards and 11 touchdowns for the Trojans last season. Now, Slovis is looking to return back to his freshman year campaign where he threw for 3,502 yards with 30 touchdowns to just nine interceptions while completing 71.9 percent of his passes.
Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi named Slovis the starting quarterback for the Backyard Brawl on Aug. 24.
West Virginia and Pitt look to renew the brawl for the first time in 11 years on Thursday night in Pittsburgh. During the summer, each team has practiced to their opponent’s go-to song, whether that would be WVU listening to “Sweet Caroline” or Pitt listening to “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”
The 105th edition of the Backyard Brawl is set to kick-off at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Acrisure Stadium.