PITTSBURGH (AP) Max Browne didn't uproot himself and travel halfway across the country to spend his one season in Pittsburgh as the backup quarterback.
It's why the USC graduate transfer headed from sunny Los Angeles to wintry Pittsburgh in January, eager to get a jump start on his last best shot at reviving a career that never bloomed with the Trojans.
Three months into his new gig, plenty of work remains to be done. Browne salvaged an admittedly "bleh" afternoon with a late scoring drive during Pitt's spring game on Saturday. His late 27-yard touchdown pass to Tre Tipton was hardly a thing of beauty - it sailed over the wrong shoulder and forced Tipton to make a diving, twisting grab in the end zone.