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2019 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
DivisionEast Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
2019 record0–0 (0–0 Big Ten)
Head coachJames Franklin (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorRicky Rahne (2nd season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorBrent Pry (4th as DC; 6th overall season)
Co-defensive coordinatorTim Banks (4th season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumBeaver Stadium
(Capacity: 106,572)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Indiana   0 0         0 0  
Maryland   0 0         0 0  
Michigan   0 0         0 0  
Michigan State   0 0         0 0  
Ohio State   0 0         0 0  
Penn State   0 0         0 0  
Rutgers   0 0         0 0  
West Division
Illinois   0 0         0 0  
Iowa   0 0         0 0  
Minnesota   0 0         0 0  
Nebraska   0 0         0 0  
Northwestern   0 0         0 0  
Purdue   0 0         0 0  
Wisconsin   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 7, 2019
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
As of September 20, 2020 • Rankings from AP Poll

The 2019 Penn State Nittany Lions football team will represent Pennsylvania State University in the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team is led by sixth-year head coach James Franklin and plays its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. They are a member of the Big Ten East Division of the Big Ten Conference.

Previous seasonEdit

In 2018, the Nittany Lions finished with a 9–4 overall record and finished third in the Big Ten East Division, with a 6–3 conference record.[1] They finished ranked seventeenth nationally in the AP Poll and Coaches Poll after a 27–24 loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl.[2][3]

OffseasonEdit

Staff changesEdit

On January 2, 2019, James Franklin announced that wide receivers coach David Corley was relieved of his duties. This came just one day after Penn State's 27–24 loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl.[4] On January 10, former Duke assistant coach Gerad Parker was announced as the team's new wide receivers coach.[5] On February 15, 2019, it was announced that special teams coordinator and assistant defensive line coach Phil Galiano would be leaving Penn State to become an assistant special teams coach with the New Orleans Saints.[6] On February 21, 2019, Penn State hired Joe Lorig, from Texas Tech, as special teams coordinator and defensive assistant.[7]

RecruitingEdit

The Nittany Lions signed 19 recruits on early signing day in December 2018.[8] Four recruits signed with Penn State on February 6, 2019, pushing their total commitments to 23.[9]

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