James Franklin released a statement on Sunday. It was shortly after former Penn State assistant Taylor Stubblefield announced that he would not be returning for the 2023 season.

Stubblefield coached the receivers at State College, and had a part in developing some of the top wideouts there. Jahan Dotson was a 1st-round NFL Draft pick, while Parker Washington and Mitchell Tinsley are heading to the 2023 NFL Draft.

Franklin confirmed that Stubblefield was let go in the statement.

“I would like to thank Taylor his efforts during his time with Penn State, but feel it is in our program’s best interest to make a change at this time,” said Franklin. “I wish him and his family nothing but the best in the future.”

It was also said in the statement that Franklin will begin a national search in order to find Stubblefield’s replacement immediately.