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Pitt OC Mark Whipple Named Semifinalist For Broyles Award



Some recognition for the man in charge of Pitt football’s record breaking offense.

On Tuesday, Pitt offensive coordinator Mark Whipple was named a semifinalist for the 2021 Broyles Award, which is given to the top assistant coach in the country.

This news with Whipple is only fitting considering two of his players are finalists for majors awards themselves, as wide receiver Jordan Addison is a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award and quarterback Kenny Pickett has been named a finalist for both the Maxwell and Davey O’Brien Award.

Pitt’s 2021 offense, led by Pickett’s breakout season under Whipple, is third in the nation in scoring at 43.0 points per game.

The Panthers rack up yards at a rate higher than almost any team in college football, ranking second in the FBS behind only Ohio State in yards per game (529.1).

In a storied coaching career spanning over 40 years, Whipple has been known for offensive innovation during his time across college football. A championship-winning coach at Massachusetts in the late 1990s and NFL assistant with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles, he’s basically experienced all that football has to offer at the coaching level.

Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi won the Broyles Award in 2013 while serving as the defensive coordinator at Michigan State.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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10 days ago

BIG Congrats to Coach Whipple ….

robert carola
robert carola
10 days ago

Go from 112 to 8th that’s awesome most years unless have a Covid year. Whipper blows ass

10 days ago

Curious how coach goes from “get rid of him” to “great coach”. Maybe having two quality tight ends has something to do with it? Really rounds out the offense.
Congratulations coach.

9 days ago
Reply to  Pittband

Improved o line and a qb who took the next step. Works wonders

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