Pitt linebacker Todd Thomas leaving the team

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Yet another Pitt player is transferring, this time linebacker Todd Thomas.

The Pitt Panthers will be down a starting linebacker this year after Todd Thomas elected to leave the team, according to head coach Paul Chryst. Thomas started seven games at linebacker for the Panthers in 2012 after missing the first four weeks with a knee injury, piling up 59 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

Fall camp opened ominously for Thomas, as the redshirt junior was listed behind redshirt freshman Mike Caprara on the depth chart. Some thought that might have been Chryst trying to light a fire underneath Thomas, but it would seem that there were much bigger issues at hand. It stands to reason that Caprara is the favorite to open the season as the starter.

Some of Thomas' now-former teammates don't seem as shocked as the rest of the world does:

More from SB Nation:

The developing Johnny Manziel autographs scandal

Official Coaches Poll Top 25 is out, led by Alabama and the SEC

Photos of Oregon’s insane new football facility

Bill Connelly’s Big Ten preview series is complete

Projecting every 2013 college football conference race

Today’s college football news headlines

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.