Penn State has eight new coaches in 2012 who were not in Happy Valley last fall, plus strength and conditioning guru/all around badass, Craig Fitzgerald. With the new coaches will come new schemes, theories and coaching techniques. Here, we’ll take a look at the three most important of those new coaches, in no particular order.
Mac McWhorter: Offensive Line
Mac was previously the offensive line coach at Texas, where he helped the Longhorns produce multiple All-Americans along the offensive line and rank among the top of the Big 12 and country in total offense, as well as rushing offense. He was also the “Assistant Head Coach” in Texas.
After years of underwhelming, the Penn State offensive line has its most accomplished coach in a long time, if not ever. The group is full of highly recruited kids at both guard and tackle and will need to step up if the running backs hope to successfully replace Silas Redd. If McWhorter can mold this unit into a solid group, the Penn State offense can be better than most expect.