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Wildcats change quarterbacks

April 13, 2005

Albany - South Georgia Wildcat head coach Chris Siegfried said after Saturday's season opening loss to the Macon that he was not happy with the play of the skill positions.

On Wednesday, we learned the one position Siegfried was disappointed with was quarterback.

The Wildcats released starting quarterback Bryan Snyder and backup quarterback Ryan Schneider and have signed quarterback Bobby Pesavento.

Pesavento is penciled to start the Wildcats second game of the season on Friday.

Pesavento was starting in the Arena 1 League for Austin but was released last week.

Pesavento was the starting quarterback at the University of Colorado and led the Buffaloes to the Fiesta Bowl.

Three years ago he joined Chris Siegfried's Cape Fear Wildcats at the end of the season and led the team to two playoff wins.

Chris Siegfried said the Pesavento's availability had a lot to do with his decision to change quarterbacks.

Bryan Snyder threw six touchdown passes and two interceptions in the Wildcats season opening loss to Macon.

It was not that bad of a performance but not the kind Siegfried was expecting from a quarterback of Snyder's experience.

Chris Siegfried said "Had he been a rookie it would have been a great performance. But he is not a rookie and we expected bigger things from him. So, you know we are going in a different direction at that position."

The Wildcats also signed wide receiver/defensive back Norman Mason and have activated quarterback Brian Zbyniewski from injured reserve.

The Wildcats practiced in Macon Wednesday night before Friday night's game at Louisville.

posted by roberth@walb.com