Trey Zeigler thought he had it all figured out. On paper, it looked so obvious.
When the former Central Michigan guard transferred to Pitt over the summer and was granted a waiver by the NCAA that allowed him to play for the Panthers right away, Zeigler just assumed he'd be inserted right into the starting lineup alongside point guard Tray Woodall.
''That's how I had it in my head,'' Zeigler said.
Jamie Dixon's head, however, had other plans.
A couple days before the team's first exhibition game, Dixon sat Zeigler down and told him freshman James Robinson would start at the point and Woodall would be the shooting guard, leaving the player who averaged 16.0 points a game in two years at Central Michigan somewhat stunned.
Asked if his initial reaction was something along the lines of ''for real?'' and Zeigler laughed.
''Once I figured out I was going to be coming off the bench, it was just growing up,'' he said. ''I had to grow up and deal with the new role and that's just part ...