Pitt Hires New Wide Receivers Coach and Pass Game Coordinator

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After Wide Receivers coach, Brennan Marion, left Pitt for Texas after just one season with the Panthers, there was an opening to be filled.  This would be an appetizing position getting to coach last year's Biletnikoff Award winner, Jordan Addison, and new transfer wide receiver Konata Mumpfield.

The Panthers are calling on Tiquan Underwood to fill the role.  Underwood attended Rutgers University before playing five seasons in the NFL as a Wide Receiver.  He played a total of 45 games and caught six touchdown passes over his career.  Underwood played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and then spent some time in the Canadian Football League before retiring in 2017.

Underwood started his coaching career in 2018 as the Wide Receivers Coach at Lafayette.  He then quickly made the jump to the pros as the offensive quality control coach for the Miami Dolphins in 2019.  Underwood then spent two seasons as Wide Receivers Coach at his alma mater, Rutgers, before accepting the position at Pitt, which was announced officially today.  

Underwood is known for mentoring guys like Bo Melton at Rutgers and Nick Pearson at Lafayette who each had career seasons under his tutelage.  The Rutgers offense saw a resurgence with the help of Underwood and now he is joining one of the best offenses in the nation, returning most of the starters from last season.

The Panthers will of course be missing Kenny Pickett, but transfer QB Kedon Slovis has already noted how great it is throwing to a guy like Addison.  We will see just how much better the entire receiving corps can be once Underwood gets his hands, and mind, in there.