According to reports from the Pittsburgh-Gazette, Oklahoma Co-Offensive Coordinator Jay Norvell is now a candidate for the Head Coaching position at Pitt. The Daily Oklahoma has also picked up the rumor today as well.
Dean Blevins twitted today: Norvell's a dandy & may b qualified 2 b named head coach @ Pitt. But how can they hire a position coach? Resume' legit but how sell 2 fans?
Well...there again Deano...he's more than just a position coach. He worked with Pitt AD while they were both at Nebraska, where Norvell was an Offensive coordinator.
Everyone is still reporting that Okla. St OC Dana Holgorson is still the leading candidate for the Pitt job, followed by Temple head coach, Al Golden, who Pitt formally has asked permission to interview with.
So, we were worried about losing Josh Heupel. It might be Jay Norvell, may be the one that will be hired away.