Friday, March 22, 2013
Expect more 2TE sets from Pittsburgh
By Vince Verhei
Tight end J.P. Holtz played in all 13 games as a freshman last season for the Pittsburgh Panthers, with 10 starts, but he only caught 13 passes. He tells Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he expects a bigger role in 2013.
"Being a freshman, it's hard to know all the plays and come in there and play," he said. "This year, I have a better grasp on all the plays and the pass plays. I'm going to go from there."
Werner says Holtz's role will go beyond playing, though. "Another aspect of Holtz's job this spring is helping acclimate early enrollee freshman tight end Scott Orndoff, a Seton-LaSalle graduate," he writes. "Like Holtz, a fellow WPIAL alumnus who played at Shaler, Orndoff has a chance to see the field this year, likely in some two-tight end formations."