STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Sure, Penn State's new offensive coordinator, Ricky Rahne, will be without Saquon Barkley, Mike Gesicki and DaeSean Hamilton, all heading to the NFL. The Nittany Lions do, however, return an experienced offensive line and quarterback Trace McSorley for 2018.
Fans got a taste of Rahne's play calling in the 2017 Fiesta Bowl, a 35-28 victory over Washington which saw the offense stay true to its strengths, making quality zone reads and advancing to the next level quickly.
Rahne, hired after Joe Moorhead left to become head coach at Mississippi State, is no stranger to calling offenses and coaching quarterbacks. He played the position himself at Cornell and ran the offense for the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl.