STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Penn State has fired offensive coordinator John Donovan and will begin a national search to find his replacement, the athletic department announced Sunday.
The move comes after Penn State suffered its worst loss of coach James Franklin's tenure, routed 55-16 by No. 5 Michigan State on Saturday.
A five-year veteran of Franklin's staffs at Penn State and Vanderbilt, Donovan was heavily criticized for leading a wildly inconsistent attack. He also coached tight ends.