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Penn State Cuts Ties With WR Coach David Corley

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The Nittany Lions will now be back in the assistant coaching market after an eventful 2018 year.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 20 Penn State at Indiana Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

After a tumultuous 2018 season, Penn State has parted ways with wide receivers coach David Corley.

Corley came in a year ago from Army. He was brought in initially to coach the running backs and was moved over after the hiring of Ja’Juan Seider from Florida.

The move, somewhat unsurprisingly, did not pay dividends for the Nittany Lions as wideouts young and old struggled, in part due to the departure of former wide receivers coach Josh Gattis.

The Penn State wideouts struggled all season with drops as Juwan Johnson and De’Andre Thompkins in particular took large steps back from their 2017 outputs.

In a statement, head coach James Franklin thanked Corley for his efforts but said that it was in the “program’s best interest to make a change at this time.”

While there have been no rumored replacements, names to keep an eye on could be former USC wide receiver coach Tee Martin or Chris Beatty who’s currently in the same role at Maryland.

No other coaching moves have been announced, but Franklin did say that he would have to evaluate the special teams unit that struggled all season, similar to the wideouts.