New Oregon offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead ran Penn State’s offense in 2016 and 2017.

This took a while, from first reports that Moorhead had the job, through further reports that maybe he didn’t at that point. But while Oregon still hasn’t officially announced the move, it appears like the announcement is merely a formality now.

Joe Moorhead will be the new offensive coordinator at Oregon.

Thus, an end comes to what had been the craziest fact concerning the Penn State football program of the offseason, for my money: Ricky Rahne, John Donovan and Josh Gattis — three assistants on James Franklin’s early Nittany Lions staffs — all had current FBS jobs as either a head coach or an offensive coordinator, and Moorhead, inarguably the biggest Penn State-fan favorite among all of them, didn’t.

Anyway, Oregon likely will be a Pac-12 favorite next year, and this is a perfect kind of stop for Moorhead, if he’s hoping to get back to being a head coach quickly. Potentially a big impact for him there.