Penn State and head coach James Franklin could be looking for a wide receivers coach. According to a report by FootballScoop.com, Gerad Parker will be taking a position on Neal Brown's coaching staff at West Virginia. Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman reported that Parker will be the new offensive coordinator for the Mountaineers.
If Parker does indeed leave, the Nittany Lions would be in the market for their fourth wide receivers coach in as many seasons. Parker joined the coaching staff just one year ago after Donnie Corley was let go following the 2018 season. Corley had taken over for Josh Gattis after he left for the same job with Alabama.
Parker arrived in Happy Valley looking to restore consistency to a position group that struggled mightily during the 2018 seasons. Not only was the unit plagued by drops, but it struggled with route running and blocking as well. As a whole, the group took a step forward in 2019, but there were still more dropped passes than one would like to see.
Prior to joining Franklin's staff, Parker had spent two seasons with David Cutcliffe and Duke. He also spent four years with Purdue, including a six-game stint as the Boilermakers interim head coach following the firing of Darrell Hazell in 2016.
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