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Penn State Fans Both Pumped & Shocked Following Kirk Ciarrocca’s Departure

Penn State football sent shockwaves through its fanbase Friday morning by announced it’s hired Texas offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich to fill the same role in Happy Valley.

Yurcich will succeed Kirk Ciarrocca, who spent just one season with the Nittany Lions out of Minnesota. The former Longhorns coach leads FBS coordinators with 6.49 yards per play since 2013 and led his teams to post nearly 62 touchdowns per season over his career.

Naturally, Penn State fans were stoked by the hire. They took to Twitter to celebrate the signing.

While Penn State fans were pumped by the hire, a good bunch questioned the timing of Ciarrocca’s departure, especially considering obstacles he faced in his first Penn State season.

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Will Pegler

Will is a junior majoring in digital and print journalism and is Onward State's sports editor. He is from Darien, Connecticut and is a lifelong Penn State football fan. He loves a good 80's comedy movie, Peaky Blinders, The Office, and the New York Yankees and Giants. You can catch some of his ridiculous sports takes on his Twitter @gritdude and yell at him on his email [email protected]

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