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ODU hires Penn State OC Ricky Rahne as new head coach

Penn State offensive coordinator Ricky Rahne was named Old Dominion's head coach on Monday, it was announced.

Rahne emerged last week as the leading candidate at Old Dominion. He spent the past two seasons as Penn State's offensive coordinator and has served on coach James Franklin's staffs at Penn State and Vanderbilt since 2011. Rahne, 39, coached both quarterbacks and tight ends under Franklin.

South Carolina defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson and Cincinnati defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman also were among the candidates at Old Dominion. Football Scoop first reported that Rahne would become the new Monarchs coach.