Pat Bostick Excited To Return To The Booth For Pitt Football Broadcasts

The former Pitt QB speaks glowingly of QB Kenny Pickett and Pitt's future

The Fan Morning Show
July 12, 2018 - 11:39 am
Pat Bostick in-studio

Matt Koll- 93.7 The Fan

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan)- Pat is back.

Back in the radio booth, that is. 

Former Pitt quarterback Pat Bostick will assume full-time duties as the radio color analyst of Pitt Panther football games (found here on Pitt's flagship station, 93.7 The Fan) working alongside the legendary Bill Hillgrove once again.

Pat took some time to join The Fan Morning Show in-studio on Thursday to talk about working with Hillgrove, Panther football and just sports and life in general.

Bostick has nothing but admiration for Hillgrove and loves working with him.

"Billy's cues are outstanding, you know when to talk, when to keep quiet and let him do his thing. It's an art and a science for him," said Bostick. "He's got this battleship set of who's in, who's out, he's got a spotter on the right, a spotter on the left. From the beginning in 2011 when I started, I was enamored with that. He gives you a quick little look when you're ready to go and talk and you go. He's a pro. I think we've got a pretty good rapport and I'm excited to get back in there with him again." 

When talking about this upcoming Pitt football season, one of the first names, if not the first name to be brought up in discussions is quarterback Kenny Pickett. Bostick bought into the hype for him from the beginning and wondered if last season would have been a little different had we seen more of Pickett.

"He's a leader. He commands the huddle. When he gets into the huddle, everyone is listening, they're in tune," said Bostick. "He definitely can take a team on his back, he did that against Miami. He didn't throw for 500 yards and six touchdowns or anything like that but he made a couple plays in that game where he put the game on his back with his feet." 

"I'll go back to the spring of 2017. He came in early. When you watched him throw and you did a blind test, you didn't put a number on any player and you didn't know he was a true freshman, you would say he is the best thrower of the ball we had last year. This was before we even started spring practice."

"He's got moxie, he showed that against Virginia Tech and Miami. I thought he acquitted himself nicely in those games. I know [Pitt head coach] Pat Narduzzi probably wouldn't like to hear this but I think we win a couple more games if he's our starter all year last year. Hindsight's 20-20." 

You can hear the entire interview with Pat Bostick on The Fan Morning Show Thursday morning (split into two parts) below. Bostick also discusses dealing with receivers who always think they're open, reacts to the LeSean McCoty accustations, explains how recruiting is changing in Division I athletics and has thoughts about flaming hot cheetos. 

  

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