Holy crap. Way to not even let the ink dry on the NLIs.
Pitt football offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh is expected to take a job as an offensive assistant with the New York Jets, likely working with quarterbacks, according to a source.
Cavanaugh has been at Pitt since 2004, when head coach Dave Wannstadt hired him. Before that, he was the offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens.
“We all know Matt’s a great coach and I’m sure a lot of other people out there will be interested in giving him another opportunity,” Wannstedt said. “It wouldn’t surprise me if people had an interest in him, but at this point, I have nothing to say about it,”.
Stunning. I have to say I did not see this coming.
I’m thrilled. I was resigned to Cavanaugh returning and being here for more years.
Of course, it is still up to Coach Wannstedt to hire the next OC.
I’m not holding my breath for a creative and innovative coach. I expect he’ll be some ex-NFL retread that goes back years with Wannstedt. I’d love to be optimistic that he’ll go out and get a college guy like he did on the defensive side, but I refuse to get too far ahead of things.
The one good thing I can think is that you have to believe Greg Cross’s chances of being on the field for more than one game this year has just improved.