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Charles Huff officially leaves Penn State, follows Joe Moorhead to Mississippi State

Charles Huff is officially no longer a member of the Nittany Lions’ coaching staff.

Huff — Penn State’s former running backs coach and special teams coordinator — left Happy Valley to join Joe Moorhead at Mississippi State. The news was first reported by The Athletic’s Chris Vannini on Thursday, Huff changed his Twitter bio to reflect the change Friday morning, and later that day, the Bulldogs released a statement welcoming him to Starkville.

“Charles is a tremendous fit for our program,” Moorhead said in the release. “He is intelligent and has an incredible work ethic. He does an outstanding job at teaching fundamentals, and he is a phenomenal recruiter. He is someone our players will really embrace.”

Huff mentored Heisman Trophy candidate Saquon Barkley, oversaw an improved special teams unit the past two seasons and ranked as the No. 4 recruiter in the country, per 247 Sports.

“I am excited to be here and ready to get to work,” Huff said. “It’s very clear that this is a special place, a tight-knit community that has been very successful. With Joe’s leadership and the team we have coming back, we have a bright future ahead of us.”

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