By: Michael Guise/KDKA-TV
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pitt has reportedly found its new offensive coordinator.
ESPN’s Pete Thamel reported Thursday that Frank Cignetti Jr. is expected to be hired as the Panthers’ new offensive coordinator. He reports the deal will be finalized in “the near future.” Cignetti currently holds the same position at Boston College.
Sources: Pitt is expected to hire Frank Cignetti as the new offensive coordinator, with a deal to be finalized in the near future. Cignetti is the offensive coordinator at BC and a longtime NFL assistant.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 13, 2022
The Pittsburgh native is set to return to the Steel City after being the Panthers’ offensive coordinator from 2009-10. Cignetti has also spent time coaching in the NFL, most recently with the Green Bay Packers in 2018.
Back in December, Mark Whipple resigned as Pitt’s offensive coordinator after guiding the offense to new heights. He then took a job at Nebraska.
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) December 8, 2021
Whipple was a nominee for the Frank Broyles Award, given annually to college football’s top assistant coach.