Penn State made a change at the offensive coordinator position this offseason. After just one year with Kirk Ciarrocca running the show, head coach James Franklin thought it was best for the program to move on and bring a new face to run the offense.

That new face is Mike Yurcich, who spent last season as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Texas. He also had a one-year stop at Ohio State (2019) and spent six seasons at Oklahoma State in the same role (2013-18).

After a 4-5 season and some struggles offensively during the 2020 season, Penn State is looking to get back into the upper echelon of the B1G and compete with Ohio State for a conference title. Franklin is hoping Yurcich can be the guy to help the Nittany Lions make that next step.

On Tuesday, Yurcich met with the media for the first time since taking the job in Happy Valley. He discussed his offensive plan, his relationship with head coach James Franklin and what he wants to see from his players when things get rolling in spring and fall practices.

Here’s what Yurcich had to say on Tuesday: