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Taylor Stubblefield Hired As Penn State Wide Receivers Coach

Stubblefield becomes Penn State’s fourth wide receivers coach in as many years.

NCAA Football: Florida at Miami Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

After a week-plus coaching search, Penn State announced that Taylor Stubblefield will be the program’s new wide receivers coach.

First and foremost, you might be familiar with Stubblefield from his time as an All-American receiver at Purdue. During his four years in West Lafayette, Stubblefield accumulated 325 receptions for 3,629 yards and 21 touchdowns — with 16 of those touchdowns coming during his senior season in 2004.

Since then, Stubblefield has transitioned into coaching, with his most previous stop at Miami for the 2019 season. Prior to his one year with The U, Stubblefield had stints at Air Force (2017-18), Utah (2014-2015), Wake Forest (2013), New Mexico (2012), and Central Michigan (2011).

One potential cause for concern: Stubblefield doesn’t have any obvious recruiting ties to Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, and of course, Pennsylvania. Now obviously, we know James Franklin understands the importance of recruiting so I am sure that was something that was addressed during interviews with Stubblefield, but most definitely something to keep an eye on over the next couple months.