In what ended up being one of the more entertaining bowl games of the season yesterday, Penn State came out on the losing end, as the Kentucky Wildcats won a 27-24 thriller for win No. 10 of the season.
The Wildcats defense balled out, while Benny Snell carried the offense and Lynn Bowden scored on a punt return touchdown.
There were a lot of things that went wrong for Penn State, but apparently, their wide receiver play just wasn’t meeting the mark.
Today, Penn State decided to let go of wide receivers coach David Corley after an unimpressive first season with the Nittany Lions.
Breaking: Penn State announces that wide receivers coach David Corley has been relieved of his duties effective immediately— John McGonigal (@jmcgonigal9) January 2, 2019
“I appreciate David’s efforts this season but feel it is in our program’s best interest to make a change at this time” - James Franklin
David probably didn’t get fired because of yesterday’s results, but it definitely didn’t help. Instead, it was because in 2018 Penn State wide receivers dropped a record amount of balls.
Penn State had several drops in the bowl game, though several of them were tough catches to make thanks to Kentucky’s relentless pressure on quarterback Trace McSorley.
This was the only coaching move made by Penn State since the Citrus Bowl loss.