In a move first reported by Sean Fitz and Lions247, Penn State’s tight end coach Tyler Bowen is leaving the Nittany Lions program for an assistant coaching spot with Urban Meyer and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Penn State assistant Tyler Bowen is leaving Happy Valley for a job coaching the tight ends on Urban Meyer’s Jacksonville Jaguars staff, per sources. https://t.co/Wfh8pwF7La @247Sports @247 pic.twitter.com/fjpzwVXkxs— Sean Fitz (@seanfitz247) February 2, 2021
First and foremost, let’s give props to Urban Meyer. He decided to not take any members of Ohio State’s on-the-field coaching staff, but takes Penn State’s second-best recruiter. Thanks, Urban, you big idiot.
Anyway, this leaves Penn State with a big hole to fill on its coaching staff. Bowen was obviously an impactful coach on the field — as evidenced by Pat Freiermuth’s progression throughout his career — but perhaps more importantly, Bowen was a stellar recruiter. No matter who Penn State hires, Bowen’s presence on the recruiting trail won’t be easy to replace.
We’ll have a full big board for Wednesday, taking a look at strong recruiting candidates in the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, and also potential coaches who could fit into the co-offensive coordinator spot Bowen leaves available.