PSU Interim OC Ricky Rahne Meets The Press

The Nittany Lion assistant on his career goals, the offensive game plan for Georgia, Christian Hackenberg and much more.

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — After firing offensive coordinator John Donovan last month, Penn State’s James Franklin turned the team’s play-calling duties over to quarterbacks coach Ricky Rahne.

Franklin eventually hired Joe Moorhead to replace Donovan, but Moorhead’s role with the team through the Jan. 2 TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Georgia has been and will be as more of an evaluator. So Rahne will be in the press box calling the offense against the Bulldogs.

He views it a great opportunity to prove himself.

“I want to be an offensive coordinator one day,” Rahne told a throng of reporters after practice at Fernandina Beach High Thursday. “I don’t know about the whole head-coaching thing. It seems like Coach Franklin has to deal with a lot more of (talking to the media) than what goes on between the stripes.”

Rahne said the offense will not be radically different than the one Penn State ran in the regular season, but he has adjusted some things.

“Every coach puts their own personal touches on the game plan,” he said. “… So there will be a few tweaks here and there.

Check out Rahne’s entire interview above.


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