Penn State Fires Wide Receivers Coach David Corley

| January 3, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (EYT) – Penn State fired wide receivers coach David Corley Wednesday, a day after the Nittany Lions 27-24 loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl.

(David Corley walks the field during the Blue & White game this past Spring. Corley was fired as Penn State’s wide receivers coach Wednesday after the Nittany Lions receivers struggled this season. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick’s work here)

The announcement came in the way of a release from the athletic department.

“I appreciate David’s efforts this season but feel it is in our program’s best interest to make a change at this time,” Penn State head coach James Franklin said in the release. “I wish him and his family nothing but the best in the future.

The release said Franklin will immediately begin a national search for Corley’s replacement.

Penn State’s offense was plagued by dropped passes all season. In early October, Pro Football Focus said the Nittany Lions was tied for the fourth-most dropped passes in the nation.

Corley was in his first season as the wide receivers coach after coaching the receivers at Army for a year. But he was originally hired to coach the running backs at Penn State but was moved to wide receivers coach after JaJuan Seider was hired shortly after him. Corley replaced Josh Gattis, who left Penn State after last season to go to Alabama.

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