According to Chris Vannini of The All-American, Nittany Lions special teams coordinator and running backs coach Charles Huff is set to become the co-offensive coordinator at Mississippi State. This would be the second coordinator Penn State is losing to Mississippi State this week. Huff will join former offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead, who accepted the Bulldogs' head coaching job earlier this week.
Per source, Penn State RB coach Charles Huff will join Joe Moorhead's staff at Mississippi State as a co-OC. https://t.co/q42HqxzatJ— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) November 30, 2017
Huff came to Happy Valley when James Franklin was hired in 2015. Unlike most of Franklin's assistants at the time, Huff did not join the Nittany Lions directly from Vanderbilt — he was the team's assistant special teams coordinator in 2011 before joining the Buffalo Bills in 2012 and Western Michigan in 2013.
Despite never being an offensive coordinator before, Huff has been in charge of the Nittany Lions' running backs since coming to Happy Valley. Seeing as how he coached this guy in multiple phases of the game, he's done a pretty solid job.
As both the running backs coach and special teams coordinator, Huff was a very involved recruiter while at Penn State. James Franklin's staff does a great job of making sure that multiple coaches have relationships with every single recruit, but Huff has been a big part of getting a lot of big names to Happy Valley. The 247Sports primary and secondary recruiter designations aren't always totally accurate, but here are some the players Huff was reportedly the primary recruiter for.
Running backs: Saquon Barkley, Andre Robinson, Miles Sanders, Journey Brown, Ricky Slade
Other offensive players: TE Jonathan Holland, WR Daniel George, OT Nana Asiedu
Defensive players: DE Shane Simmons, LB Cam Brown, CB Tariq Castro-Fields, CB Zech McPhearson, S Ayron Monroe
Specialists: P Blake Gillikin, K Jake Pinegar, K Alex Barbir
All of us at Roar Lions Roar would like to wish Huff the best in his future endeavors.