Posted: 9:02 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013
Only Pitt, right? Come on, surely I wasn't the only one to have that thought today.
If you haven't been on Twitter lately, the Todd Thomas saga took some awfully strange twists today. First, Mike White dropped this bombshell:
Beaver Falls hoops coach Doug Biega said things have been worked out and Todd Thomas will be back with Pitt football team. #pitt— Mike White (@mwhiteburgh) August 8, 2013
As expected, the news took off from there that Toddy had found his way back into the program.
That's where things started to go awry, though. Head coach Paul Chryst, who likes more than nothing to keep things close to the vest, reacted and insisted that no decision had been made:
#Pitt coach Paul Chryst says no update on linebacker Todd Thomas' status with the team.— Sam Werner (@SWernerPG) August 8, 2013
What's lost in translation is what the high school coach actually said to White. Sadly, White's post on the matter doesn't contain any quotes and since he hasn't expanded on Twitter, we don't have much to go on. Jerry DiPaola at the Trib did, however, provide some more quotes on what went down from the high school coach:
"Todd let his emotions get the best of him," said Biega, who coached Thomas in high school. "He wants to come back. He is excited to be part of the Pitt program. Now, the ball is in coach (Paul) Chryst's court." A source told the Tribune-Review that Chryst has not ruled out allowing Thomas to return. Chryst had no comment Thursday after practice, the second Thomas missed this week.