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Ricky Rahne Wins Battle of ex-Penn State Coordinators

Photo by Penn State Athletics: Brent Pry

Ricky Rahne got a landmark win.

Brent Pry got something else.

In a season-opening battle of Virginia college football programs and ex-Penn State assistant coaches, Rahne and Old Dominion upset Pry and Virginia Tech, 20-17.

 

The Monarchs scored the winning touchdown on a Blake Watson run with 33 seconds left and held Va Tech off from there.

It was an excellent way for Rahe to start his second  season as ODU head coach, and a miserable way for Pry to start his Virginia Tech tenure.

Rahne’s was supposed to start his ODU in 2020, but the season got postponed because of COVID-19. He went 6-7 in Year 1 last season.

The two worked together on James Franklin’s staff at Penn State from 2014-2019 and worked with the Penn State boss at Vanderbilt for three seasons before that. In the 2018 and ‘19 seasons, Rahne ran Penn State’s offense. Pry ran Penn State’s defense from 2014 until he took the Virginia Tech job in late last November.

 

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