Cavanaugh spent the past four seasons working with New York Jets quarterbacks.
The 15-year NFL coaching veteran also was offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens.
Cavanaugh was a star player for Pitt in college and a backup quarterback on Super Bowl-winning teams with the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers.
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