Pittsburgh announced Thursday evening that it has hired Indiana quarterback coach Shawn Watson as its new offensive coordinator.
Watson served as an offensive quality control assistant for the Hoosiers in 2016 before being promoted prior to the Foster Farms Bowl in December. He previously served as offensive coordinator at Texas (2014-15), Louisville (2012-13), Nebraska (2007-10) and Colorado (2000-05).
Indiana head coach Tom Allen must now find a replacement for Watson, who became an easy promotion for Allen after head coach Kevin Wilson resigned in December.
Meanwhile, Watson replaces former Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Matt Canada, who was recently hired as the offensive coordinator at LSU.
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) February 2, 2017