Texas is set to hire Pitt wide receivers coach Brennan Marion to be the Longhorns’ receivers coach and passing game coordinator, Pittsburgh Sports Now has confirmed. The news was first reported by Matt Zenitz of On3Sports.
Marion is the second Pitt offensive coach to depart following the season, joining offensive coordinator Mark Whipple, who left to take the same position at Nebraska.
After Whipple’s resignation following Pitt’s ACC Championship Game victory, Marion was interested in remaining at Pitt in an increased role, but that was not in the cards.
Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi instead chose to use experienced tight ends coach Tim Salem as his interim offensive coordinator and put the offensive coordinator hire on the back burner.
Since then, Marion has been touted as a candidate for several other positions, with interest from Texas surface in recent weeks. Narduzzi declined to comment specifically on Marion’s situation after the game.
“When you have good coaches, people are going to come after them,” Narduzzi said. “Guys have decisions to make. Whatever he wants to do, I’m good. We’ll be fine.”
The 34-year-old Greensburg Salem alum is seen as a rising star in the coaching ranks. Marion first gained widespread attention for developing his Go-Go offense when he was the offensive coordinator at Howard from 2017-18. Since then, he’s had one-year stops at William & Mary as offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at Hawaii and Pitt.
His tenure with the Panthers will do little to slow that momentum, after shepherding a receiver’s room that including Biletnikoff Award winner Jordan Addison and saw increased production from players like Taysir Mack, Jared Wayne and Jaylon Barden.