BINGHAMTON, NY (WBNG) -- According to a source with knowledge of the situation, 12 Sports has learned that Ricky Rahne is set to become Penn State football’s next offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
The Cornell graduate replaces Joe Moorhead, who was introduced as Mississippi State’s new head football coach Thursday afternoon.
Currently, Rahne is in his fourth season as Penn State’s passing game coordinator and second as tight ends coach. The Colorado native spent his first two seasons at Penn State as quarterbacks coach, as well.
With Moorhead officially stating that he will not coach in Penn State's upcoming bowl game, the expectation is that Rahne will step in immediately.
12 Sports reached out to Penn State athletics, but they could not confirm anything.
SOURCE: Ricky Rahne, current PSU passing game coordinator and tight ends coach, expected to replace Joe Moorhead and be promoted to offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. #PennState— Tyler Feldman (@TylerFeldman12) November 30, 2017
ICYMI: #12Sports first reported Thursday. #PennState makes official today. Ricky Rahne promoted to OC and QB coach, one of many PSU coaching changes. STORY: https://t.co/nShaSXb0UD pic.twitter.com/3HQ5j3rJ8O— Tyler Feldman (@TylerFeldman12) December 1, 2017
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (WBNG) -- Penn State football confirmed 12 Sports' initial report from Thursday, officially promoting assistant coach Ricky Rahne to offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach early Friday evening.
Meanwhile, former Penn State graduate assistant Tyler Bowen returns to State College as the tight ends coach and Phil Galiano is set to become the special teams coordinator and assistant defensive line coach.
Head coach James Franklin also announced that Josh Gattis will be the new passing game coordinator and Matt Limegrover will take over as run game coordinator.
From today's coaching moves, Franklin clearly intends to continue to run Moorhead's offensive scheme. Penn State football's 10th assistant will be a RBs coach.— Tyler Feldman (@TylerFeldman12) December 1, 2017