Penn State Hires Former Ohio State Offensive Coordinator Mike Yurcich

By Kevin Harrish on January 8, 2021 at 11:33 am
Penn State hires mike yurcich

Mike Yurcich is heading back to the Big Ten.

Penn State announced a major coaching staff overhaul on Friday morning, naming Yurcich its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach while announcing the departure of former coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca.

Yurcich, of course, served on Ohio State's coaching staff during the 2019 season as a co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Yurcich left Ohio State following the season to become the offensive coordinator at Texas, but now joins Penn State after the recent firing of Longhorn head coach Tom Herman.

"We are excited to have Mike join our staff," James Franklin said in a release. "He is an impressive offensive mind and talented play caller who has set records everywhere he has been as an offensive coordinator. I look forward to seeing what he can do with all of the offensive weapons we have here at Penn State. I have followed Mike's career for a long time, dating back to his time in the PSAC at Shippensburg and Edinboro. We look forward to bringing Mike and his family back to Pennsylvania."

In his lone season with Texas, Yurcich led the Longhorns to 42.7 points per game – good for eighth in the country and the second-best mark in school history.

Source: @PennStateFball

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