Former Penn State special teams coordinator hired by Pac-12 team for similar role
Dan Lanning has hired a special teams coordinator for his staff at Oregon. Former Penn State special teams coordinator Joe Lorig will be joining Lanning in Eugene for the same role he had with the Nittany Lions. Lorig will also be the nickels coach as well for the Ducks.
Nate Krueger gave the details of the new hire in a press release made by the Oregon football team on Monday. Lorig was at Penn State from 2019 to 2021. The team’s football account on Twitter also confirmed the news.
Here’s what Lorig had to say about his new position with Oregon:
“Growing up in the Pacific Northwest and attending college in the state, the University of Oregon has always been my dream job,” Lorig said. “I am extremely grateful to Coach Lanning for this incredible opportunity to work with him again, and I am very excited about the outstanding staff that he has assembled. Over the years, I have gotten the opportunity to work at many well-respected Universities alongside exceptional coaches, but I have always sacrificed living close to family. I’m beyond happy to say that I am coming HOME. Go Ducks!”
— Oregon Football (@oregonfootball) January 3, 2022
Penn State offensive coordinator Mike Yurchich and Co-defensive coordinator Anthony Poindexter are returning to continue coaching for Penn State. The Nittany Lions also hired Manny Diaz as their DC afterBrent Pry left to take the Virginia Tech head coaching job.
Lorig is going back home to the pacific northwest to coach special teams for the Ducks.