One day after getting shelled by Michigan State in their regular season finale, Penn State has fired offensive coordinator John Donovan, effective immediately.
Donovan has been a target of criticism, especially this season, for failing to utilize Christian Hackenberg and the offense effectively.
According to a press release, James Franklin had this to say about Donovan:
I have tremendous respect for John and the work he has put in over the last five years. I wish him and his family nothing but the best.”
Just in: Penn State announces OC & TE coach John Donovan has been relieved of his duties. pic.twitter.com/SxQg0fPeK2
— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) November 29, 2015
Chip Kelly’s next destination – Penn State offensive coordinator? Nah.
Also, Rutgers fired their head football coach, Kyle Flood, moments later.
Kyle Flood has been fired as Rutgers football coach, two people familiar with the decision told NJ Advance Media on Sunday.
Flood’s ouster comes one day after the Scarlet Knights capped a 4-8 campaign, ending a tumultuous campaign that saw Flood get suspended for three-games for violating a university compliance policy and the arrests of seven players on various charges.
It also comes on the same day that Rutgers President Robert Barchi forced athletics director Julie Hermann to resign, according to a person familiar with the decision.
Hermann “resigning” might be the bigger story here. She hasn’t done herself any favors since being named athletic director at the university.