Pitt’s search for an offensive coordinator is now official as the program is now commenting on Mark Whipple’s departure.
Whether he resigned on his own or encouraged to move on, Whipple is no longer in charge of Pitt’s offense. The football program is referring to it as a resignation and head coach Pat Narduzzi has issued this statement.
“During his three seasons at Pitt, Mark Whipple was a great asset for our entire football program. He did a tremendous job transitioning us from a heavy run attack to one of the best passing games in the entire country. His great work with quarterbacks was obviously on full display, given the outstanding year Kenny Pickett has enjoyed. I am very grateful for Mark’s time in Pittsburgh, both personally as well as professionally, and I wish him and his family the very best moving forward.”
Pitt now has the decision to make on who to put in charge of this offense, that will be returning many talented players, led by Biletnikoff candidate Jordan Addison and running back Izzy Abanikanda. The obvious internal candidate is first year wide receiver coach Brennan Marion.
In terms of Whipple, it looks as though he’s not ready to retire as he reportedly interviewed on Sunday with Nebraska head coach Scott Frost.