Head coach James Franklin, and Penn State Football, fired offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich in the aftermath of a disappointing loss to Michigan that comes on the heels of an inept offensive showing against Ohio State, earlier in the season.
Yurcich guiding an offense that came up small in the Nittany Lions‘ two games that mattered most to the program’s aspirations of taking the next step and breaking through into the four-team College Football Playoff ultimately wound up being his undoing.
Franklin is now tasked with hiring his sixth offensive coordinator since arriving in Happy Valley, and might be the most consequential hire of his entire tenure.
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Wednesday, November 15: Joe Brady Likely Out as Possible Candidate
The Buffalo Bills fired their offensive coordinator, Ken Dorsey, on Tuesday after an inept performance against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football.
Bills quarterbacks coach Joe Brady was elevated to interim offensive coordinator, where he’ll get the opportunity to audition for the role full-time while calling the plays for quarterback Josh Allen and the offense the remainder of this season.
Brady had been linked to the Penn State job by many fans and analysts as a possible candidate, especially given the fact that he was a graduate assistant under former offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead.
The former Carolina Panthers’ offensive coordinator would have provided the Nittany Lions a bright young mind on Franklin’s staff, but it would now seem unlikely that he would leave Buffalo, especially if he coaches his way into the offensive coordinator role full-time.
Sleeper Candidate Emerges
Penn State Football should consider Brennan Marion for its new offensive coordinator.
Marion currently coordinates the UNLV Rebels’ offense and runs the go-go offense, which he created. READ MORE