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Report: Penn State Special Teams Coach Joe Lorig Moving to Oregon

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In the past month, Penn State has lost Brent Pry to Virginia Tech, almost lost Anthony Poindexter to Virginia and hired former Miami coach Manny Diaz as defensive coordinator.

It looks like another James Franklin assistant is on the move.

Reports by Fox’s Bruce Feldman and ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg said special teams coach Joe Lorig is expected to go to Oregon in a “similar role.” If true, Lorig would be reuniting with new Ducks head coach Dan Lanning. The two worked together at Memphis in 2016 and ’17 under current Florida State coach Mike Norvell.

Lorig has been working at Penn State since 2019 and also coaches nickel backs and outside linebackers. Under Lorig this season, Jordan Stout became the Big Ten’s Punter of the Year and the Nittany Lions ranked fifth in the country in both kickoff return defense and punt return defense.

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