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Pitt Adds New Offensive Graduate Assistant to Coaching Staff



Pitt offensive graduate assistant Jacob Floyd.

Kade Bell will have another familiar staff member joining him at Pitt in 2024.

Jacob Floyd, who spent last season as an assistant football coach at Sewanee (D-III), announced that he has joined Pitt as an offensive graduate assistant. He also spent three seasons as a student assistant at Western Carolina from 2020-22, which coincided with Bell’s tenure as the Catamounts’ offensive coordinator.

“Want to thank all the people who supported me and gave me my first opportunity and the relationships I’ve built over the past year,” Floyd wrote on Twitter. “I’m blessed and honored to announce that I’ve taken the opportunity to become an offensive graduate assistant.”

Floyd is the third former Western Carolina staffer to arrive at Pitt this offseason, following Bell and new offensive line coach Jeremy Darveau, and it appears likely that he will assist Bell in coaching the quarterbacks — as he did during his last two seasons at WCU.

He worked with the running backs and tight ends during his lone season at Sewanee, which should only add to his versatility on staff.

Floyd graduated from WCU with a degree in Business Administration.

It’s a transition phase for the Pitt offense, and as Bell installs the offense throughout the spring and summer, Floyd will be tasked with helping to achieve that goal.

Nate Yarnell has already been announced as the starting quarterback entering the spring, but Yarnell, Christian Veilleux and Eli Holstein will be in the mix. It will be the most important position battle to follow this offseason.

But there is plenty of competition across the offense, too. Rodney Hammond Jr. returns, joined by Daniel Carter, Derrick Davis Jr. and Montravius Lloyd, and WCU transfer Desmond Reid is in the fold. Former WCU wide receivers Raphael Williams and Censere Lee join a receivers group that returns Konata Mumpfield, DaeDae Reynolds and Kenny Johnson. And Gavin Bartholomew headlines the tight ends room.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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