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Former Texas OC Mike Yurcich Joins Penn State

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Former Texas offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich is heading to Penn State to become their OC and quarterbacks coach.

Yurcich was not retained with the new coaching staff after Tom Herman was fired last week.

In a statement, Penn State head coach James Franklin said in part, “We are excited to have Mike join our staff. He is an impressive offensive mind and talented play caller who has set records everywhere he has been as an offensive coordinator. I look forward to seeing what he can do with all of the offensive weapons we have here at Penn State. I have followed Mike’s career for a long time, dating back to his time in the PSAC at Shippensburg and Edinboro. We look forward to bringing Mike and his family back to Pennsylvania.”


With Yurcich running the offense, the Longhorns ranked eighth in FBS in scoring offense (42.7 ppg), 16th in passing efficiency (156.2) and 19th in total offense (475.4 ypg). Texas also finished in the top 40 in the country in passing offense (27th; 280.1 ypg) and rushing offense (37th; 195.3 ypg). The 42.7 points per game ranks second in Texas history.

Mike Yurich was also the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State from 2013 to 2018 and his offense’s averaged 38.0 points and 478.3 yards per game. He then spent a year at Ohio State before heading to Texas.

Yurcich has ties to Pennsylvania where is a 1999 graduate of California University (Pa.).

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