Indiana QB coach Shawn Watson tabbed as next offensive coordinator at Pittsburgh

Indiana is now in search of a new quarterbacks coach.

On Thursday, Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi named Shawn Watson as the team’s next offensive coordinator following a one-year stint in Bloomington. In 2016, Watson served as the Hoosiers’ offensive quality control assistant and was promoted to quarterbacks coach following Kevin Wilson’s resignation.

Despite several years of experience as an offensive coordinator, IU head coach Tom Allen passed on Watson and instead brought in Mike DeBord from Tennessee.

Watson has stopped several places in his coaching career and has most notably served as an offensive coordinator at Colorado, Nebraska and Louisville. He served as the head coach at Southern Illinois from 1994 through 1996, accumulating an 11-22 record.

In 2014 and 2015, Watson was an associate head coach and quarterbacks coach on Charlie Strong’s staff at Texas.

Narduzzi brings in Watson after Pitt’s previous offensive coordinator, Matt Canada, accepted the same position at LSU.

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