Huskers announce two coaching hires for football program

(Lincoln, NE) -- Two more coaching positions on Scott Frosts's coaching staff in Lincoln.

On Wednesday, the Huskers announced that Mark Whipple has been hired as the new offensive coordinator, while Donovan Raiola will be the offensive line coach. Mickey Joseph was hired last week as receivers coach.

Whipple has four decades with experience in both college football and the NFL. He most recently helped University of Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett become a Heisman Trophy finalist. On Saturday, the Pitt Panthers also won the ACC Championship. Whipple was also on the Pittsburgh Steelers staff when Ben Roethlisberger won his first Super Bowl.

Raiola has spent the past four years with the Chicago Bears as an assistant offensive line coach. He is the younger brother of Husker standout Dominic Raiola. Donovan has Big Ten roots, playing at Wisconsin, meanwhile his nephew is a quarterback the Huskers are recruiting. In addition to playing years in the NFL, mostly on practice squads, Donovan spent a season in Omaha playing for the Nighthawks in the United Football League.

With Whipple, Raiola and Joseph being hired, that leaves on open coaching position on Frost's staff, a running backs coach.

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