‘Dey Firing Da Wrong Guy’: Penn State Fans React To Mike Yurcich’s Firing
The coaching carousel keeps turning.
Penn State football fired offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich Sunday afternoon. Yurcich’s termination came after Penn State only scored 15 points against Michigan as the program missed out on another chance at a Big Ten title.
Plenty on Twitter immediately pointed to the Michigan game as the source of Yurcich’s demise. Most notably, fans called out Yurcich’s final play call as offensive coordinator: a failed two-point conversion attempt with one of the weirdest formations in football.
The Mike Yurcich Era. pic.twitter.com/vF3SHjgz2a— Jonathon Stack (@jonathonstack) November 12, 2023
I’m choosing to believe this stupid play is what got Mike Yurcich fired. pic.twitter.com/4szuYlid0f— JM (@J_Mayer15) November 12, 2023
For plenty of fans, seeing Yurcich get thrown out of his office was a glimpse at a change for an offense that struggled in big games.
This has officially made my day, week, even maybe month.— cbets (@cbets48) November 12, 2023
Yurcich you will not be missed https://t.co/tLizxcNEzd
Thank God Penn State fired Mike Yurcich guy can't call a game— RamsFan99 (@YanksFan29927) November 12, 2023
Other fans weren’t so quick to point fingers at Yurcich. Some looked to Yurcich’s former boss, James Franklin, as the deeper issue.
James Franklin figuring out what got in Yurcich’s way pic.twitter.com/Pb2CQPQkip— Rick Masters (@nedflinders) November 12, 2023
Fire the problem! How many Offensive coordinators now? Same lingering problem. FIRE FRANKLIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!— dave myers (@toolman090) November 12, 2023
hmmm i wonder what the common denominator is with the last 6 ocs…. https://t.co/jMaMBAROuP— 𝚜𝚊𝚘𝚒𝚛𝚜𝚎 𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚗 𝚏𝚊𝚛𝚛𝚘𝚠 (@reluctantgoblin) November 12, 2023
Even former Penn State defensive back Marquis Wilson chimed in…
Dey firing da wrong guy— Lttery (@MarquisArmani) November 12, 2023
Of course, Nittany Lion fans looked to a familiar face to save their offense. Plenty thought that Franklin should bring back his former offensive coordinator, Joe Moorhead.
So, bring Joe Moorhead back?— Owen (@Paivaisms) November 12, 2023
Hot take: if it weren’t for Joe Moorhead, James Franklin would have been fired by now https://t.co/5NLKx5OTPz— Kyle Turn er (@KTisclutch) November 12, 2023
Offer Joe Moorhead the Penn St OC job. Give him a blank check— John DiTullio (@JohnDitullio) November 12, 2023
Though bringing Moorhead, now a head coach at Akron, wasn’t all that attractive to everyone.
Some fans just couldn’t help but get the last laugh against a coach they felt mismanaged their team.
Footage of Mike Yurcich leaving State College after being fired this afternoon pic.twitter.com/Tp3nqNzMPy— Steve Silver (@SteveTSRA) November 12, 2023
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