"I've been around him long enough to know this kid's a winner," Cignetti said. "Quarterbacks make mistakes, and they're going to make great plays. I'm a firm believer as a play caller that you have to have that commitment to the run game, but you also have to be balanced in your run and pass. ... Tino might actually give us a dimension we didn't have last year. I'm really looking forward to where we can take this offense."
"Tino's a team guy, and I think that comes back to being a coach's son," Pitt offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti said. "He understands the team concept. He's going to do what's best for the team. Tino knows what's expected of him. He's very comfortable with the playbook, and he had a great summer. It's just a matter of when, how soon is it going to happen for him?"