Former Rutgers QB Tom Savage Is Back In The Big East, Well, Sort Of

NEW BRUNSWICK NJ - SEPTEMBER 02: Tom Savage #7 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights drops back against the Norfolk State Spartans at Rutgers Stadium on September 2 2010 in New Brunswick New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Tom Savage was a recruiting for former Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano. In 2009, Savage was rated a four-star quarterback and the number eight quarterback overall in his class. He sported offers from Michigan, Miami, Louisville, Georgia, and scores of other big time programs before opting to play for Rutgers. After two years in and out of the lineup, battling for his job with Chas Dodd (who is still in a quarterback now, this time with Gary Nova), Savage transferred, for a short time, to Arizona. He abruptly left Arizona, and is now headed back to the Big East. Sorta.

Savage is transferring to Pittsburgh, according to a report in the New Jersey Star-Ledger, Savage is coming home to Pennsylvania, will sit out the 2012 season, and play for the Panthers in the ACC in 2013.

Tom Savage, a former starting quarterback at Rutgers that transferred after two years at the school, has landed back in the Big East. After sitting out a year at his next home, Arizona, he has now moved to Pittsburgh, according to his Twitter and a report by ESPN.com -- ending what has been a winding road that once had a bright beginning.

The fact that Savage is headed to Pitt also indicates that Pittsburgh is playing its final season in the Big East. Conference transfer rules state that a player can't transfer from one Big East school to another. With Savage sitting out the 2012 season, he'll take the field for Pitt in 2013, Pitt in the ACC that is. Crisis averted. Savage will have to battle blue-chip freshman Chad Voytik next year for the job, but should fit in nicely in Paul Chryst's pro-style offense.

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