As opposed to the Syracuse Orange, the Pittsburgh Panthers are enjoying their new home in the ACC so far. After being throttled by, what we know now as, a highly dangerous Florida State team in the opening week, head coach Paul Chryst, QB Tom Savage and the Panthers have rattled off three consecutive victories and are in the hunt in the ACC Coastal Division.
Part of the reason has been that Savage has played admirably at quarterback in Pittsburgh, a place that he can now finally call home after his stints at Rutgers and Arizona never really panned out.
But, the Panthers had a bit of a scare back on Sep. 28 against Virginia when Savage suffered a concussion and had his future in question, especially seeing how seriously concussions are being treated nowadays.
On Monday, Coach Chryst had some good news to deliver, though, as he announced that the medical staff has cleared Savage to return to practice this week.
This news comes at a great time, as the Panthers are set to face off against their division foes, the Virginia Tech Hokies. At this point in the season, this is a pivotal game for both teams as we’ve now begun to hit the point where potential BCS implications are on the line.