Oregon officially hires Penn State assistant to be special teams coordinator
Penn State has had many coaches leave this offseason, notably DC Brent Pry taking over as head man at Virginia Tech. Penn State has now lost its special teams coordinator, to the Pacific Northwest.
Joe Lorig will be the special teams’ coordinator and nickels coach for Oregon under new head coach Dan Lanning. Lorig had been at Penn State for 3 seasons.
— Oregon Football (@oregonfootball) January 3, 2022
Penn State this season had high expectations and then fell off down the stretch ending the season 7-6 and 4-5 in B1G play. They lost the Outback Bowl to No. 21 Arkansas 24-10.
Oregon had a good season finishing the year 10-4 and 7-3 in Pac-12 play, and if it weren’t for Utah, they could have played in the Rose Bowl game or potentially the College Football Playoff. They lost the Valero Alamo Bowl 47-32 against No. 16 Oklahoma.
Oregon lost its coach to Miami before the end of the season, as Mario Cristobal is going back home to coach his alma mater.