Everyone in college football knows that if you want a dynamic, explosive wide receiving corps, Purdue is the place to look.
With that in mind, new Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi has plucked wide receivers coach Kevin Sherman away from the Boilers to coach a similar post with the Panthers, according to multiple reports.
Sherman spent two seasons at Purdue and holds FBS experience at Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Ohio, and also deposited stints at Methodist College, Ferrum College and Virginia Military Institute.
“He is a tremendous recruiter that has excelled in assessing and assembling the top prospects east of the Mississippi River,” Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell said of Thomas before the season according to Jerry DiPaola of the Pittsburgh Tribune.
Purdue boasted FBS’s 103rd-ranked passing attack in 2014, throwing for an average of 187.4 yards per game – one spot ahead of Pittsburgh. Danny Anthrop led the club with 38 grabs for 616 yards with four touchdowns. No other wideout collected more than 19 receptions. Sherman’s main task will be maintaining or increasing production of rising junior Tyler Boyd, who led all returning ACC players with 78 catches for 1,261 yards and eight touchdowns.
The hire completes Narduzzi’s initial coaching staff.