Today’s Penn State football news headlines feature the PSU spin on Ohio State coach Urban Meyer’s retirement and Ricky Rahne’s candidacy for the Kansas State head job.
Meyer announced he would retire following the Buckeyes’ matchup with Washington in the Rose Bowl. His departure could have a ripple effect on the Big Ten and on Penn State’s recruiting efforts. PennLive’s Greg Pickel broke down the impact on PSU, and John McGonigal of the Centre Daily Times looked at the impact of Meyer’s departure on recruiting.
Sean Fitz also broke down the Meyer news in a premium article for Lions247 subscribers.
Dave Skretta from the Associated Press took a look at candidates for the head coaching position at Kansas State and mentioned Rahne. Rahne worked under retiring coach Bill Snyder at K-State, where he was a graduate assistant (2006), running backs coach (2007-’08) and tight ends coach (2009-’10). Rahne is wrapping up his first full season as Penn State’s offensive coordinator.
In other Penn State football news, Corey Bolds explains why he left the Lions program. Shareef Miller has become a role model, and James Franklin nears the top of the Big Ten tenure list.
PennLive’s Bob Flounders, Greg Pickel and Dustin Hockensmith also talk Penn State football on the Keystone Sports Network. Check out audio from their latest podcast below.
Those headlines and more highlight today’s Penn State football news roundup:
PSU’s Rahne on list as K-State begins search for Snyder’s successor (again): Skretta [Associated Press]
Will Urban Meyer’s retirement affect Ohio State, Penn State on the recruiting trail?: McGonigal [Centre Daily Times]
Meet Penn State target Julian Fleming: The state’s best receiver in ‘a long time’: Allibone [York Daily Record]
Parsons to top-ranked recruit: ‘Let’s take over the Big Ten!’: Donohue [Lions247]
Two Penn State quarterback legends get acquainted in New York: Wogenrich [Allentown Morning Call]
Marcus Allen reflects on Steelers debut: Klinger [PennLive]
Penn State in the NFL: How former Nittany Lions fared in Week 13: Kasinitz [PennLive]
Penn State football: Saquon Barkley still on unreal pace: Wieder [Victory Bell Rings]
Penn State vs. Kentucky: 3 reasons to watch Citrus Bowl: Lunnen [Saturday Blitz]
Premium articles ($):
Meyer’s departure and its impact on Penn State recruiting: Fitz [Lions247]