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Penn State Hires Ja’Juan Seider as Running Backs Coach

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With Ja’Juean Seider taking over the running backs, David Corley has been promoted to wide receivers coach.

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1/25/18 — Update: Penn State has made the Ja’Juan Seider hire official. Seider will be coaching the running backs, while fellow new hire, David Corley, will be coaching the wide receivers.

Also to note, Sean Spencer was promoted to Associate Head Coach.

All is not lost!

After losing previous wide receivers coach Josh Gattis to the spiraling death machine that is Alabama, James Franklin has stepped to the plate and hit a home run.

According to Graham Hall of the Gainesville Sun, Penn State will hire Ja’Juan Seider of Florida to fill its vacant assistant coach position.

Seider had just become the tight ends coach under Dan Mullen and had previously been the running backs coach for the Gators in 2016 and 2017.

Prior to coming to Florida, Seider was the running backs coach at West Virginia University where he helped Wendell Smallwood lead the Big 12 in rushing and become an NFL back.

Seider graduated in 2000 from WVU and received his Master’s from the same university in 2010.

Seider is also known as a strong recruiter and played a significant role in landing 4-star PA Tight End Kyle Pitts for the Gators.