Former Minnesota assistant to join Penn State staff
Matt Limegrover is trading B1G hats.
The former Minnesota offensive coordinator/offensive line coach will join the Penn State coaching staff as its new offensive line coach.
The team announced the move on Wednesday:
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Limegrover was fired by the Gophers following the regular season finale. He’ll fill the opening left by Herb Hand, who left for Auburn earlier in the week.
It’ll be a homecoming of sorts for Limegrover. The Pittsburgh native spent his last 16 seasons working under Jerry Kill, where he turned Minnesota into one of the nation’s better running attacks.
“I am both humbled and honored to join Coach Franklin’s staff and coach at Penn State,” Limegrover said in a statement. “Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, I have been a Penn State fan my entire life and to now have the opportunity to coach there is overwhelming. I can’t wait to get there and start working on building an offensive line to help this program become a championship team.”
Limegrover was an assistant at Minnesota for five years, where he helped the Gophers to three bowl games behind its steady run game. He’s been an assistant coach at Emporia State, Ferris State, Northwestern, Northern Illinois, Southern Illinois and the University of Chicago.
The Pittsburgh Central Catholic grad will look to turn around a unit that allowed more sacks than any team in the country over the last two years.
James Franklin has seen the departure of three assistants, including both coordinators, since the end of the season.