Penn State promotes Rahne to offensive coordinator, adds 2 assistants

The system wasn’t going to change. Not after Joe Moorhead’s scheme worked so well for Penn State over the last two seasons. So the Nittany Lions are doubling down on it. Penn State announced Friday that position coach Ricky Rahne would be promoted to replace Moorhead as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Rather than bring […]

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Mississippi State quickly embraces Joe Moorhead as new coach

There are now billboards all throughout the South with Joe Moorhead’s face on them. Seventy of them, to be exact, from Memphis, Tenn. — where there are a whopping 11 of them — to the Gulf Coast in Biloxi, Miss. In between the two cities, Moorhead took to the podium on Thursday morning in Starkville, […]

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Saquon Barkley named Big Ten’s top offensive player, running back, returner

Walking through Penn State’s Lasch Building headquarters, it’s hard to miss the wall. In a long hallway that connects the front lobby to the back lobby, pictures of dozens of Nittany Lion greats line the gray tiles from All-Americans to award winners. It stood out to Saquon Barkley before he ever played a snap for […]

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Nittany Lions have much to consider when looking for new offensive coordinator

It’s not exactly a little black book. To hear James Franklin tell it, it’s much more detailed than that. Since taking over at Penn State in 2014, Franklin has talked about the list he and his administrative staff keep of candidates for every position to stay prepared when the time comes to make a hire. […]

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Mississippi State officially names PSU’s Joe Moorhead as new head coach

The last time a Penn State assistant left for a head coaching job elsewhere in the FBS ranks, the Nittany Lions hadn’t even played their first game as a member of the Big Ten. That would be when Jim Caldwell went from Penn State quarterbacks coach to the top job at Wake Forest back in […]

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Reports: PSU’s Moorhead expected to become head coach at Mississippi State

Mississippi State was determined to find a new head coach very quickly after losing Dan Mullen to Florida. And like when the Bulldogs initially hired Mullen, they were looking for a highly successful offensive coordinator who ran a modern scheme with a mobile quarterback. Joe Moorhead just so happened to fit that bill. Penn State’s […]

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Penn State’s Joe Moorhead linked to Mississippi State head coaching job

For Penn State and Joe Moorhead, this much was inevitable. The Nittany Lions’ celebrated offensive coordinator was fully expected to draw attention from other schools looking for a head coach. On Monday night, Moorhead was linked by multiple outlets as a candidate at Mississippi State. With the regular season ending Saturday, schools started the bloodletting […]

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PSU notebook: Lehman’s Connor McGovern returns after injury scare

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The play had ended, but Connor McGovern was still on the ground. Penn State’s starting center was sitting up on the turf at Maryland Stadium as athletic trainers came out to take a look at McGovern’s left knee. Fortunately for the Nittany Lions and McGovern, there wasn’t too much cause for […]

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Double trouble: McSorley, Stevens deliver shellacking to Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — This whole quarterback thing for Tommy Stevens has only been in the works for the past five years. “Growing up, playing different positions, I didn’t play quarterback until really my junior year of high school,” the Penn State signal-caller said. “I played running back. I played tight end. I played a […]

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Regular season finale serves as homecoming for PSU’s Marcus Allen

At the start of the week, the figure was around 10 for Marcus Allen. By Saturday’s kickoff at Maryland, the number of friends and family he had tickets for could be much higher. ”I actually have 10 people that I have, off the top of my head, that’s coming to the game,” said Penn State’s […]

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