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Report: Penn State to hire Virginia assistant as wide receivers coach

Longtime Virginia assistant coach Marques Hagans will be named Penn State’s new wide receivers coach, according to a report Monday by Sean Fitz of Blue-White Illustrated.

The 40-year-old Hagans, who has been on the Cavaliers’ coaching staff since 2011, replaces Taylor Stubblefield, who was fired last week by Nittany Lions coach James Franklin.

Hagans began his coaching career as a Virginia graduate assistant and then became wide receivers coach in 2013. He coached three seasons (2011-13) with former Cavaliers All-American Anthony Poindexter, Penn State’s safeties coach and co-defensive coordinator.

He played quarterback at Virginia from 2001-05 and threw for 4,877 yards. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL draft and also spent time with Kansas City, Indianapolis and Washington before retiring in 2010.

Penn State loses its top two receivers, Parker Washington and Mitchell Tinsley. Washington decided to make himself available for the NFL draft after three seasons with the Lions, and Tinsley’s eligibility expired.

KeAndre Lambert-Smith returns, along with Harrison Wallace III, Omari Evans, Kaden Saunders, Tyler Johnson, Anthony Ivey, Malick Meiga, Liam Clifford and incoming freshman Carmelo Taylor.

Penn State added wide receivers Dante Cephas (Kent State) and Malik McClain (Florida State) last week from the transfer portal.

Source: Berkshire mont

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