UPDATE: All of the key dates in the off season have come and gone, and Pitt has yet to name its new defensive coordinator to replace Dave Huxtable. The reason may be the new coordinator is already on staff.
House's potential promotion may be a result of Pitt's next defensive coordinator not coming from the NFL ranks.
"I've heard from quite a few places that (Baltimore Ravens secondary coach Teryl) Austin and (San Francisco defensive line coach Jim) Tomsula both have their reasons, but neither one is likely to get the job," Chris Peak of Panther-Lair.com reported. "... This is not to say those two weren't considered, but as far as I can tell -- and like I've said, I've heard this from a variety of sources around each of those two guys -- neither one will be Pitt's new hire. "