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Pitt Loses 2nd QB In 3 Days As Sophomore Ben DiNucci Transfers

Pat Narduzzi holding his left hand up while his players stand behind him.

ANNAPOLIS, MD - DECEMBER 28: Head coach Pat Narduzzi of the Pittsburgh Panthers looks on during the second half against the Navy Midshipmen during the Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on December 28, 2015 in Annapolis, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Panthers will look a little different next season.

Two days ago, Pitt redshirt freshman quarterback Thomas MacVittie announced his transfer from the Panthers.

Now, one transfer might not be a big deal, but on Thursday, Pitt was hit by another quarterback transfer that will significantly alter the team's quarterback depth for the 2018 season.

Sophomore quarterback Ben DiNucci took to Twitter Thursday afternoon to thank the coaching staff for his time with the team, but announce his transfer at the same time.

Here was his message to the team:

"Thank you for the last 3 years. Thank you Coach Narduzzi and the rest of the staff for everything you guys have done for me.

At this time I will be transferring and enrolling in January with 2 year of eligibility."

DiNucci posted the following on Twitter.

DiNucci was pressed into action this season after USC transfer Max Browne went down with a shoulder injury. The sophomore completed 88 of 158 passes for 1,091 yards with five touchdowns and five interceptions.

The dual-threat also ran for 126 yards and a touchdown before being supplanted by freshman quarterback Kenny Pickett.