Penn State hired former Purdue standout Taylor Stubblefield as the team’s new receivers coach Sunday, head coach James Franklin announced in a statement. Stubblefield replaces Gerad Parker, who left last week after one season to become West Virginia’s offensive coordinator.
Stubblefield spent last season as the receivers coach at Miami, and Penn State will be his 11th coaching stop since 2007.
He has some work to do in Happy Valley, for sure. Outside of KJ Hamler, who decided to enter the NFL Draft, Penn State wideouts struggled to make much of an impact as a whole in 2019. That said, Stubblefield has had a history of making a quick impact at new stops.
In 2017 and 2018, Air Force receivers averaged 17.7 yards per reception under his tutelage. He also made stops at Utah and Wake Forest, as well as the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts.
During his career with Purdue, Stubblefield was a standout, a consensus All-American who graduated as the NCAA’s all-time leader in career receptions, with 325. He now ranks sixth.