Pitt QB Bostick leaves program to deal with personal issue

University of Pittsburgh true freshman quarterback Pat Bostick, who had a chance to start for the Panthers this season, has left the program to deal with a personal issue.

Bostick left the program last night and returned to his home in Lancaster, Pa, leaving junior Bill Stull, Tyler Palko's backup the last two years, as the likely starter.

"With our full support and understanding, Pat Bostick left campus last night and returned home to Lancaster to deal with a personal issue," Coach Dave Wannstedt said in a statement.

"Everyone connected with our program has the highest regard for Pat, not only as a talented football player but also as a fine young man. No timetable has been set for his return. We are leaving that judgment to Pat and intend to do everything we can to be supportive of him and his family."

ESPN's Joe Schad contributed to this report.