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The Pitt News

Offensive coordinator Mark Whipple at a Pitt football game at Heinz Field.

Offensive coordinator Mark Whipple resigns from post with Pitt football

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor December 7, 2021
Pitt offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mark Whipple resigned from his post this morning. He is not expected to coach in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 30 vs. Michigan State.
Sophomore wide receiver Shocky Jacques-Louis (18) runs during a 74 yard receiving touchdown in the first half of Thursday’s game against UNC.

Football Takeaways: Offensive improvements spark UNC win

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer November 15, 2019
From an offensive resurgence to a breakout performance, here are a few key takeaways from Pitt’s long-awaited victory over North Carolina.
Junior quarterback Kenny Pickett has tossed eight interceptions, all in pairs, this season.

Football Takeaways: Pitt needs more offense, less mistakes

By John Riskis, Staff Writer November 5, 2019
The Panthers secured bowl eligibility with a 20-10 win Saturday, but need to revamp their offense after an anemic showing against Georgia Tech.
Defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman (97) posted a career-high six tackles and added 1.5 sacks, bringing his team leading total for the season to 4.5.

Football Takeaways: Twyman and the defense prove true to hype, while the offense continues to disappoint

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer September 15, 2019
So close and yet so far — Pitt football was within a yard of closing its rivalry with Penn State out with a colossal upset Saturday at Beaver Stadium, but came up short in a 17-10 loss.
Junior running back A. J. Davis (21) and sophomore wide receiver Shocky Jacques-Louis (18) celebrate during Pitt’s spring Blue-Gold game on Saturday.

3 takeaways from Pitt’s Blue-Gold Game

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor April 15, 2019
Saturday’s Blue-Gold Spring Game provided plenty to talk about, including performances that could indicate things to come and others that were too good — or too bad — to be true.
Redshirt senior Tre Tipton (5) makes his second receiving touchdown for Blue at Saturdays Blue-Gold game.

Defense dominates, but Blue-Gold football game allows sneak peak of revamped Pitt offense

By Stephen Thompson, Senior Staff Writer April 13, 2019
Just under 9,000 fans made their way to the North Shore to watch the 2019 iteration of Pitt football’s annual Blue and Gold game. On a picturesque spring day, the Blue team secured a 14-7 victory on the strength of junior quarterback Kenny Pickett’s two touchdown passes.
Former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts announced he will transfer to Oklahoma.

Take 5: Kyler Murray is hurting his career, transfer portal is making football fun

By Pitt News Staff January 16, 2019
Kyler Murray declared for the NFL Draft and in the end, it’s going to cause more harm than good. He won’t become the high draft selection he hoped for and the Oakland A’s will lose because they wasted their No. 9 pick in the 2018 MLB Draft. This moment in history will be known as “The Oakland Screw Job.”
The 61-year-old Whipple, who brings almost 40 years of coaching experience to the table, will look to mentor quarterback Kenny Pickett (pictured) in an effort to revitalize Pitts 92nd-ranked offense.

Pitt football hires Mark Whipple as next offensive coordinator

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor January 14, 2019
After 10 days without an offensive coordinator, the wait for a new Pitt play-caller is over — the football program announced Monday that Mark Whipple will fill the position.
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