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Cleveland Browns’ OC Alex Van Pelt Hasn’t Spoken to Pitt About OC Opening

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While current Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt was loosely linked to Pitt’s offensive coordinator opening this week, with the Browns in Pittsburgh earlier this week for Monday Night Football, he did not meet with head coach Pat Narduzzi — nor speak with anyone in the program.

Van Pelt said he hasn’t spoken to anybody from the University of Pittsburgh regarding Pitt’s open offensive coordinator position, Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot reported.

Van Pelt spent four seasons as Pitt’s starting quarterback from 1989-92, and he set Pitt’s career passing yardage record — a mark that had stood untouched until the conclusion of Kenny Pickett’s super-senior season this year.

After his time at Pitt, Van Pelt spent nine seasons with the Buffalo Bills in the NFL before transitioning to coaching.

Van Pelt spent a handful of seasons with the Bills in a variety of positions, including offensive coordinator in 2009, before spending two seasons as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks coach from 2010-11.

Upon leaving Tampa, Van Pelt’s long-tenured team became the Green Bay Packers. Van Pelt built a rapport with Aaron Rodgers, spending 2012-13 as the running backs coach and 2014-17 as the quarterbacks coach.

He spent two seasons as the Cincinnati Bengals quarterbacks coach from 2018-19 before taking over as the Browns offensive coordinator for the past two seasons.

Despite a dysfunctional season for Van Pelt, head coach Kevin Stefanski and the Browns’ offense, Van Pelt has expressed his happiness in Cleveland.

Pitt will need to turn elsewhere to fill the offensive coordinator void left by Mark Whipple’s departure to Nebraska. While many would like a fresh, innovative voice as Pitt’s offensive coordinator, with Brennan Marion’s exit to Texas and Narduzzi’s propensity to target veteran options, that doesn’t appear to be the case.

With the American Football Coaches Association convention beginning in San Antonio, Texas on Jan. 9, perhaps Narduzzi will iron out his decision after meeting with some potential assistants early next week.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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SRS
SRS
19 days ago

Ohio State WR Coach Brian Hartline would be someone to have a Phone call with for OC….

Irish Hammer
Irish Hammer
19 days ago
Reply to  SRS

Actually a great and highly thought of young coach. Great reputation as a recruiter. Critical for Narduzzi on these 2 hires. Will Pitt be a 7 – 5 team and happy for small bowls? Great programs need recruiters . Chris Beatty would be great if he would return. Great recruiter. Pitt needs a couple more recruiters. Worried about Partridge and his massive Florida contacts. Plus these young Defensive Lineman know of his reputation and want to play for him. We got some young Dynamic skilled Western Pa kids that would be tremendous young talent. Kids from Laurel Highlands and 2… Read more »

Irish Hammer
Irish Hammer
19 days ago
Reply to  Irish Hammer

My concern is these Professional Coaches in both Pro’s and College teams. They have so many contacts, they go from team to team. Look at these teams Coaching Staffs. Pro and college. All these guys with experience? How many teams and what have they accomplished?? Look at these Head Coaches? Rich Rodriguez, Todd Graham, Mack Brown, Charlie Strong, Tom Herman etc. Clay Helton, Doug Martine, Matt Cavanagh, Ken Wisenhaut etc. I could name hundreds in both College and Pros. God bless them, they need a job. I want some younger Coaches that have reputation of recruiters. Narduzzi has some older… Read more »

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
19 days ago
Reply to  Irish Hammer

Interesting since a few days ago you said the following about Beatty;

He’s not a good human & would not be a good hire.
He could be a public relations nightmare.
He’s a master manipulator.

So what changed Sturg? Or maybe you’re just a crazy, confused, old clown.

Irish Hammer
Irish Hammer
19 days ago
Reply to  Mark Recker

Can’t wait to meet you. I promise I know who you are you punk. It’s called religion you dick head. All you do is talk shit and trash everyone on this site. I’m stunned they allow you on here. Called religion boy. Sometimes people F_ _k with wrong guy. Brave to talk trash and thinking you won’t meet this old clown.

Irish Hammer
Irish Hammer
19 days ago
Reply to  Irish Hammer

Wasn’t me, you idiot that said that about Beatty. Don’t know Beatty, but know people that do and liked him. This is nice site and your a f__king idiot. Attack people and call them Sturg or other crazy names. You need some manners boy.

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
19 days ago
Reply to  Irish Hammer

Too funny Sturg. Your first reply was filled all the with rage & anger that we’ve come to expect from a true psycho like yourself but no denial that you actually posted those things about Beatty. Then you realized this & posted a second reply with a denial but too late, you’ve been exposed for posting mindless crap under several fake names. Also your desire to meet me is not surprising since you’ve admitted to being a shower buddy of Sandusky but as I’ve said before, I don’t swing that way Nancy.

SRS
SRS
19 days ago
Reply to  Mark Recker

Van Pelt hire would be in the wrong direction. Would be like Wannstedt hiring Matt Cavanaugh all over again. ProSet I formation blunder. The difficulty getting someone like Hartline is he is banking $600k at Ohio State as WR Coach and Whipple apparently ‘resigned’ for less for “family reasons” and re-hired at Nebraska for supposed pay bump less than a couple days later. Beatty back from LA might not happen.

The other up and comer could be Willy Korn at Coastal Carolina who could be looking for a bigger program jump and a pay bump.

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
19 days ago
Reply to  SRS

There has been no contact between Pitt & Van Pelt. Maybe you should try reading the article next time.

Real Deal
Real Deal
19 days ago
Reply to  SRS

They had an up and comer and let him leave for Texas. It appears as though Narduzzi doesn’t want a young, innovative OC. He’ll probably hire another older, boring retread.

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
19 days ago
Reply to  Real Deal

It appears as though you don’t know what you’re talking about Sturg. Shocking!

Giovanni
Giovanni
17 days ago
Reply to  Mark Recker

You are a piriah and completely impede the real potential growth of these boards.

Mike V.: Please ban this loser from these boards else I fear you’ll start an irreversible exodus avalanche from those PSNow fans who bring value and genuinely care.

Giovanni
Giovanni
17 days ago
Reply to  Mark Recker

Brain-starved Cro-Magnon Man still lives.

Mark Rectum
Mark Rectum
17 days ago
Reply to  Mark Recker

Nancy u swing both ways!

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
17 days ago
Reply to  Mark Rectum

Your fascination with men’s rectums is very disturbing. Seek help immediately.

Dennis Wagner
18 days ago
Reply to  Irish Hammer

everyone please ignore caustic personal attacks on your opinions by by Mark Recker, he is the “Trump” of this bog, and like Trump never has an opinion on a topic but is more concerned with attacking other persons who may have an aopinon different than his. I have been a a target numerous times. I intend to write the sports section to determine if they will review his comments and take the appropriate action. Watch for his rebuttal of my grandchild, children, or simply me in his coming blog.

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
18 days ago
Reply to  Dennis Wagner

By everyone do you mean all of your fake accounts? Here’s a partial list of the fake names that you post under on this site…Jessie Puggle, Katman, The Truth, Irish Hammer, Big Rooster, Terrence, Narloser,Rob Radich,Justin Dietrich, Krackerjack Kid, Section 122, Pittband, Tom Wolf, Sambo,Johnny 2 Cents, Big Time, Neil Whiting, Derrick Pilsner, Marvo P. Dentonhouse & of course Sturg. As far as caustic personal attacks, I would direct you to the profane & threatening post by Irish Hammer(you) above.

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
18 days ago
Reply to  Dennis Wagner

Also you have no children or grandchildren. You are a sad, old, miserable penn state troll who lives alone.

Mark Rectum
Mark Rectum
17 days ago
Reply to  Mark Recker

Maybe ur the confused ass clown!

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
17 days ago
Reply to  Mark Rectum

Maybe you need to address your fascination with men’s rectums.

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
17 days ago
Reply to  Mark Recker

Maybe you should learn how to spell pariah? BAHAHAHA!

Mal
Mal
19 days ago

James Madison offensive coordinator and QB coach both former Pitt Players. Hire both young and played for National Championship in their division.

Justin Dietrich
Justin Dietrich
18 days ago
Reply to  Mal

If you’re going to go down that path, why not just bring Cignetti back? I wouldn’t want any of the 3 personally, but Curt’s only making $425k and has done a lot more than Shanahan or Tino…

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
18 days ago

Hey genius, Curt Cignetti was never an OC at Pitt, his brother Frank was. You really are a lightweight, just give up already.

Giovanni
Giovanni
17 days ago
Reply to  Mark Recker

Mike V.: How much more can you take from the mutually disrespected MR loser who mainly exists to degrade and pollute your PSNow readership boards?? MR adds zero value — quite the contrary, and thus will be the bad apple that drives your sites’ most coveted fans away to your competition.

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
17 days ago
Reply to  Giovanni

Giovanni is upset because Justin Dietrich got called out. Hmmm, wonder if they’re the same person? If not, then Giovanni is a butthurt snowflake that needs to get to his safe space ASAP. Also, it’s absolutely hilarious that this mentally ill old man thinks that he’s a coveted fan.

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
17 days ago
Reply to  Mark Recker

RectumMan, tell us again about the good old days when when Curt Cignetti was the OC at Pitt. BAHAHAHA!

SRS
SRS
14 days ago

Van Pelt is a little long in the tooth. How about Luke Getsy instead.

Duquesne WBB

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