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O’Neil shifts to left tackle for a line in transition

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Junior left tackle Brian O'Neil. — MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

If John Peterson is feeling the pressure of having to replace two of the top offensive linemen in the ACC, he's not showing it.

"That’s the nature of spring," Peterson, who is in his third year coaching the position group for Pat Narduzzi at Pitt, said following practice Saturday afternoon." That’s the exciting part of any new spring is you get a chance to reinvent yourself."

To account for the loss of Adam Bisnowaty and Dorian Johnson, both of whom are expected to be picked on day two of the NFL Draft, Peterson moved his starting right tackle to the left side, his center to left guard and he's even thrown inexperienced freshmen into the mix.

The challenge of finding a starting five and developing depth, though is "part of the fun" for Peterson.