Tiquan Underwood, by all accounts, is on his way to Pitt as its new wide receivers coach. ESPN’s Pete Thamel reported the news over the weekend, and it’s one step closer to fruition now that Underwood has officially resigned from Rutgers.
Underwood has spent the past two seasons as the wide receivers coach at his alma mater Rutgers. The five-year NFL wideout spent a year at Lafayette as wide receivers coach before jumping back to the NFL as a quality control coach with the Miami Dolphins previously.
Now, it appears he’ll be bringing his trademarked Hi-Top to Pitt as the missing piece in the Panthers’ offensive staff.
🏁 The Marathon Continues…. pic.twitter.com/Gy35ZWUBQW
— Tiquan Underwood (@TiUnderwood) February 1, 2022
“I would like to thank Coach Schiano for the opportunity of a lifetime to coach for my alma mater,” Underwood wrote in a Twitter post. “To be able to learn from such an experienced coach day in & day out has been nothing short of amazing. To the support staff and players thank you for all of the memories over the past two years. #CGMG it’s all love we laid the foundation for the constant quest to be great! Lastly, Rutgers Nation some of the best fans, alums, and people in the world! Rutgers will always hold a place in my heart. I love you guys! My family and I are very grateful for all the love and support we’ve received during our time here. With that being said I have decided to move on & pursue my dreams elsewhere. The marathon continues! What’s understood doesn’t have to be explained. God’s plan!”
At Rutgers, Underwood helped develop the Scarlet Knight’s emerging passing attack and served as a very active recruiter in New Jersey, Virginia and Florida.
He’ll be able to work with Biletnikoff-winner Jordan Addison at Pitt, along with a strong core of Jared Wayne, Konata Mumpfield, Jaylon Barden and more.