By Peter Gleason
Penn State lost to Kentucky 27-24 in the Citrus Bowl two days ago.
And yesterday a head rolled.
Not that of head coach James Franklin, whose dumb-ass decision to go for a field goal at the end of the game eliminated any chance for a win.
No, this head belongs to the wide receivers coach, Dave Corley.
Penn State’s lost embarrassingly 42-7 loss at Michigan and Nits wide receivers caught only three passes for 49 yards.
Overall, quarterback Trace McSorley threw for 1,040 yards fewer than in 2017, and receivers were plagued by drops for much of this season.
Meanwhile, special teams also must get fixed. In the Kentucky game, Penn State missed a field goal, had another attempt blocked and allowed a 58-yard punt return for a touchdown. Plus, Franklin’s decision to try a fake punt on fourth-and-2 from the PSU 33 led to a Kentucky field goal in the first quarter.
“We’ll look at everything,” Franklin told the Morning Call. “We’ll have tough conversations. We’ll do what we’ve got to do to get better, but it was not up to our standards today. It wasn’t up to our standards all year long.”