It appears that where there’s smoke, there’s indeed a fire.
After reporting that then-Pitt offensive coordinator Mark Whipple interviewed with Nebraska on Sunday, the Lincoln Journal Star‘s Parker Gabriel has reported that Nebraska is moving closer to hiring Whipple as its new offensive coordinator.
Whipple resigned as Pitt’s offensive coordinator Tuesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after a recruiting trip out west in which he wasn’t wearing Pitt gear. While that’s not a shock move, Whipple’s apparent move to Nebraska does raise some questions.
Nebraska hasn’t officially hired Whipple as its new offensive coordinator yet, but it does appear that it’s only a matter of time before Whipple winds up as the newest Cornhusker.
With Whipple’s abrupt departure, Pitt will likely turn to one or both of tight ends coach Tim Salem and wide receivers coach Brennan Marion to fill the void for Pitt’s Peach Bowl appearance, unless a permanent hire is made beforehand.