Los Angeles Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt will interview this weekend for the Georgia Tech head-coaching job, league sources informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday.
Whisenhunt attended Georgia Tech, which would love to rent somebody with NFL expertise linked to the college, a supply stated.
Paul Johnson, who ranks fourth in Georgia Tech historical past with 82 wins in his 11 seasons, will step down after this 12 months’s bowl sport, his ninth with the Yellow Jackets.
“I am honored that my title can be talked about, however proper now it is actually extra in regards to the Steelers,” Whisenhunt stated Thursday of the Chargers’ opponent this week. “I haven’t got any curiosity in it being a distraction in any respect.”
Different candidates who may very well be within the combine are Clemson co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott, Alabama offensive line coach and former Tech participant Brent Key and Military coach Jeff Monken, who runs the triple possibility, which the retiring Paul Johnson has run on the faculty.
Whisenhunt, 56, has been an NFL head coach with the Arizona Cardinals (2007-’12) and Tennessee Titans (2014-15). He took the Cardinals to the Tremendous Bowl within the 2008 season. He has been the Chargers’ offensive coordinator since 2016.
Johnson introduced his retirement on Wednesday. He’s fourth all time at Georgia Tech with an 82-59 mark.
Data from ESPN’s Eric D. Williams was used on this report.