Mark Whipple already knows how to win over the Nebraska fanbase.

Wednesday, the new Huskers offensive coordinator spoke with reporters about his new gig in Lincoln. When asked about the decision to leave Pitt and take on a new opportunity, Whipple provided a very simple and straightforward answer.

“It’s Nebraska,” Whipple said, per Parker Gabriel of Husker Extra.

Whipple comes to Nebraska after spending the last 3 seasons at Pitt as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He will serve in the same role with the Huskers.

The 2021 season was the most successful the Panthers’ offense enjoyed under Whipple. Thanks to a brilliant year from quarterback Kenny Pickett — a Heisman Trophy finalist — Pitt ended the year 11-2 and won an ACC title.

Pitt led the ACC in scoring (43 points per game) and ranked second in total offense (502.9 yards per game). The Panthers also had 3 running backs with over 480 yards on the ground, and ranked second in red zone touchdown percentage and 3rd down conversion rate in the ACC.

Nebraska is hoping that success at Pitt translates to the B1G, particularly after a disappointing 3-9 campaign in 2021.