- Jeff Dickerson, Chicago Bears beat reporter
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Frank Cignetti Jr. -- reportedly a candidate for the Bears offensive coordinator position -- is staying put as offensive coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh, according to a statement released by the school that was obtained by Profootballtalk.com.
"My return to Pitt last year was the realization of a longtime personal and professional goal," Cignetti said in the statement. "It was made even more gratifying by the outstanding season we enjoyed. I couldn't be more fortunate to work for Dave Wannstedt and coach these great kids. Despite recent reports connecting my name with other jobs, I am wholeheartedly committed to being at Pitt and continuing to establish our program among the nation's very best."
Cignetti's decision to remain at the college level is inconsequential if the Bears hire Vikings' quarterbacks coach Kevin Rogers, who interviewed at Halas Hall Thursday. Early indications are the interview went well, and both parties were encouraged by what transpired on Thursday.
A name rumored to be on the Bears' OC candidate list says he's staying put.