Report: Oregon targeting Penn State assistant to join staff
James Franklin might soon be in the market to replace his special teams coordinator.
According to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic, Oregon is targeting Penn State special teams coordinator Joe Lorig to fill a similar role with the Ducks. Lorig and new head coach Dan Lanning worked together at Memphis for two seasons.
Lorig has been at Penn State since 2019. He started his time in State College as the special teams coordinator and defensive assistant. In 2020, he added outside linebackers coach to the title and was also responsible for nickels in the 2021 campaign.
SOURCE: Oregon is targeting Penn State special teams coordinator Joe Lorig to join the Ducks staff. He and Dan Lanning spent two seasons coaching together at Memphis.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 30, 2021
All of Lorig’s experience has been with special teams and on the defensive side of the ball. He’s also had stops at Texas Tech, Utah State, Arizona State and UTEP at the FBS level.
A move would likely come after Penn State’s Outback Bowl matchup against Arkansas on New Year’s Day if Lorig accepts a job in Eugene.