It looks like another James Franklin assistant is on the move.
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
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.
Source confirms #Oregon likely to hire #PennState special teams coordinator Joe Lorig for a similar role. Lorig grew up in Washington, finished his college career at Western Oregon and started coaching career there. Would be a strong hire. @BruceFeldmanCFB first reported.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) December 30, 2021
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.