Reports: Penn State offensive coordinator to take head coaching job

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Penn State offensive coordinator Ricky Rahne is leaving the Nittany Lions.

Old Dominion announced Rahne as its new head coach Tuesday. Old Dominion is a Division I FCS school located in Norfolk, Virginia.

Rahne has coached at Penn State since James Franklin took over as head coach in 2014. He became the offensive coordinator in 2018 after Joe Moorhead took the head coaching job at Mississippi State.

Penn State head coach James Franklin released a statement offering his thoughts on the departure saying in part:

“This is a bittersweet moment for our program. I am so incredibly proud of Ricky and I am super excited for him his family and Old Dominion.”

FootballScoop’s Zach Barnett first reported the news.

Fox’s Bruce Feldman also confirmed the news soon after.

Rahne coached quarterbacks at Vanderbilt prior to coming to Penn State from 2011-13. He has been on James Franklin’s staff since his days at Vanderbilt.

Rahne has also coached at Kansas State, Cornell and Holy Cross.

Now Penn State starts its search for a new offensive coordinator.

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