Pitt says adiós to pair of backups

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The season of transfers and injury attrition continues unabated Thursday, with word that Pittsburgh’s roster has been trimmed by two.

First-year head coach Todd Graham announced a pair of roster moves Thursday, revealing that defensive back Kolby Gray (pictured, No. 16) has decided to transfer from the program to Baylor and tight end Dan Schneider has been forced to quit the game due to a shoulder issue.

At least, that’s what we think is the way it’s transpiring.

While the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported the above, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting that Schneider will be transferring back to a school closer to his Avon Lake, Ohio, home, intimating that he will not be forced to retire from football due to injuries.  Additionally, the Tribune-Review reports that Gray will be headed back to his hometown of Houston and will pursue a career in country music.  It’s unclear from the report if Gray’s pursuit of his inner twang will coincide with the continuation of his football career at Baylor.

Regardless, neither player will be a member of the Pitt football team in 2011 and beyond.

Gray played in 12 games last season, while Schneider used his redshirt.