Barbour, now the vice president for intercollegiate athletics, came to Penn State in August 2014. During her tenure, the Nittany Lions have won five NCAA championships and have graduated a record 90 percent of its athletes in each of the last two years.
Lorig worked for the last three seasons at Memphis, where his special teams excelled. He was hired by Texas Tech last month but elected to come to Penn State to join James Franklin, with whom he coached 20 years ago at Idaho State.
George Campbell was a five-star wide receiver out of high school in Clearwater, Fla., when he signed with Florida State in 2015 but injuries limited him. He will be a veteran presence on a young Nittany Lions receiving corps.
In many ways, it’s a summary of the claims that Penn State defenders have previously made in the years since the scandal broke, but this time with material from Freeh’s investigation that they say bolsters their view.
The Penn State coach is losing 11 players from his 2018 team who have transferred or will transfer. The adoption of the NCAA transfer portal and the ease of transferring have left him worried about college football.