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Penn State Hires David Corley As Running Backs Coach

James Franklin has chosen David Corley to fill the gap at running backs coach left by Charles Huff, who joined Joe Moorhead after the conclusion of the regular season in his move to SEC power Mississippi State.

Corley most recently served as an assistant on the coaching staff of Army. David Corley will move positions slightly, as he coached wide receivers in his time with the Black Knights, although he has previously coached running backs (among other offensive position groups). Corley will be Franklin’s 10th assistant coach, which is now allowed under new NCAA rules.

When Joe Moorhead left for a head coaching position at Mississippi State, he brought with him Penn State running backs coach Charles Huff. Huff played an important role on Franklin’s staff for four years, also taking care of special teams. In what was Huff’s defining recruiting moment, he was immensely important in getting Saquon Barkley to commit to Penn State.

Corley was a four-year starter at the quarterback position for William & Mary, breaking school records for career passing yards, total offense, and touchdown passes. In 2014, Corley was inducted into his alma mater’s Athletics Hall of Fame. William & Mary is also where he would go on to coach for six seasons before moving to UConn, where he served in a variety of roles.

“David is a dynamic football coach who will be a great fit in our program,” Franklin said. “I have gotten to know David over the last several years and followed his career closely. He has continuously impressed me with his drive and passion for the game and recruiting. He has an infectious personality and competitiveness that will impact our running back room.”

Welcome to Happy Valley, Coach Corley!

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