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Nebraska Officially Announces New Offensive Coordinator

Nebraska Huskers helmets on the field.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMPER 20: Nebraska Cornhusker helmets before their game at Memorial Stadium on September 20, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Miami 41-31. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Amid a brutal 2021 season the Nebraska Cornhuskers axed several coaches on the offensive side of the ball. But we now know who will be the new offensive coordinator for the Huskers in 2022.

On Wednesday, the Huskers announced that Mark Whipple has been named their new offensive coordinator. Whipple resigned from the same role at Pitt earlier this week - days after leading them to a historic ACC title win.

2021 may have been Whipple's best season as an assistant, but he isn't lacking for experience. The 64-year-old QB guru has over 40 years of coaching experience, with stops in the USFL, a decade in the NFL, and an I-AA national title at UMass.

Prior to joining Pitt in 2019, he was head coach at UMass from 2014 to 2018 in his second stint with the Minutemen. Between UMass, New Haven and Brown, he's 137-103 as a head coach.

Mark Whipple isn't walking into an easy situation in Nebraska though. Their offense hasn't ranked in the top 50 since 2015 and ranked 71st this past year.

Then you have to factor in a looming quarterback battle in training camp this spring. Adrian Martinez is set to depart, leaving the quarterback spot open for the first time since Scott Frost took over in 2018.

But if Whipple can help get Nebraska's offense humming this season, they might finally end their multi-year slump.

Do you approve of Nebraska hiring Mark Whipple as their offensive coordinator?