JaJuan Seider To Join Penn State Coaching Staff
Florida’s JaJuan Seider is expected to join the Penn State staff after it was confirmed he would leave Gainesville, according to Gators beat writer Graham Hall.
Can confirm @GatorCountry report that Ja’Juan Seider is leaving the UF coaching staff, indications are he will coach WRs at Penn State.
— Graham Hall (@GrahamHall_) January 24, 2018
Seider was a lauded running backs coach on Jim McElwain’s staff, but appeared to start weighing other options, including interviewing with the Cleveland Browns, after he was moved to tight ends coach following Dan Mullen’s appointment as the team’s new head coach.
Seider spent just one season with the Gators. Prior to that, he coached running backs at West Virginia, where he spent three seasons as a quarterback in the 90s. The coach also specializes in recruiting, which could be a big reason for his potential hire in Happy Valley.
Andrew knows the Florida recruiting landscape, so him stating that former Gators and WVU assistant JaJuan Seider will end up at #PennState carries some clout.
That would be a major win for Lions, in my opinion. Seider is an ace recruiter, especially in the Sunshine State. https://t.co/KRCMM3HwJv
— Tyler Donohue (@TDsTake) January 24, 2018
The additions to Franklin’s staff come after three coaches went to other schools this offseason. Former wide receivers coach Josh Gattis left to take a job as Nick Saban’s co-offensive coordinator at Alabama — joining former offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead and former running backs coach Charles Huff, who both left for Mississippi State.