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Rumored Badgers OC target Norvell will stick with Sooners

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As Bret Bielema continues the search to replace Paul Chryst as his offensive coordinator, he’ll have to look somewhere other than Oklahoma.

In recent days, Jay Norvell‘s name had surfaced in connection to the coordinator job at Wisconsin.  Reports had the Madison, Wisc., native going so far as to speak with Bielema about the job.

That’s as far as the conversation will get, however, as the assistant put an end to the speculation.

I’m not going anywhere,” Norvell told Tulsa World Thursday night.

Norvell has been on Bob Stoops‘ coaching staff since 2008 as co-coordinator and wide receivers coach.  As noted by the paper, “Norvell has also played a major role in OU’s recruiting efforts”, so this is a significant coaching win for the Sooners.

Another potential candidate Bielema can reportedly cross off his to-do list?  Chuck Long, Kansas’ coordinator the past two seasons.  The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Long, like Norvell, will not be coming to Madison.

It’s unclear which direction Bielema will now head in his search, although the official return of running back Montee Ball should make the job a bit more appealing to potential candidates, at least for the short term.

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8 Responses to “Rumored Badgers OC target Norvell will stick with Sooners”
  1. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Jan 6, 2012 2:20 PM

    Jim Tressel is looking for a job.

  2. burntorangehorn says: Jan 6, 2012 2:21 PM

    There was a lot of noise about some major problems with Norvell at OU, specifically about fights with a player and playing receivers who had failed recent drug tests. Also, the father of a current OU receiver vented on Norvell and even went so far as to warn the #1 recruit in the nation, Dorial Green-Beckham, about the coach on Twitter:

    @CoachJayNorvell love how other players can have 5 drops & get a 2nd chance (re: jaz/txtech) and D can’t get any breaks. PONIES u.
    10:26pm – 30 Dec 11

    Folks wonder why kids are leaving: coaches like @CoachJayNorvell trying to serve their own purpose. “my recruits are all playing”.
    10:30pm – 30 Dec 11

    @CoachJayNorvell go ahead and play kids that disrespect u and fail drug tests instead of working hard. They deserve it.
    11:19pm – 30 Dec 11

    My son went to OU loving football. After OU—not quite the same. Seems like hard work = NOTHING. Thanks @CoachJayNorvell
    3:27am – 31 Dec 11

    @CoachJayNorvell Funny, after 4 years, you can’t even say hello to a players mom at the banquet. You’re a joke. Great gameplan vs Iowa.
    3:32am – 31 Dec 11

    And the money tweet to Green-Beckham:

    @DorialGB5 and @5Live_DaShowOut good luck with that flakey *** coach at OU. @CoachJayNorvell can’t be trusted.
    3:35am – 31 Dec 11

  3. thatobnoxiousguy says: Jan 6, 2012 2:48 PM

    @burntorange

    Sounds to me that you are still jealous of OU and their domination over your now irrelevent LongWhorens.

    And that person tweeting sounds just like another Craig James.

    You Texans sure are sensitive softies.

    Mike Leach and OU rule and you are Craig James just can’t accept that

  4. brewcrewfan54 says: Jan 6, 2012 2:58 PM

    I don’t know much about Norvell or the tweeter or whatever. What I do know is if players failed drug tests the Offensive Coordinator couldn’t play him without the AD, head coach and whoever else also allowing it. And if you trust teeets from disgruntled parents and players, well you need better sources.

  5. brewcrewfan54 says: Jan 6, 2012 3:12 PM

    By the way, twitter should just go away. I can’t believe someone is getting rich as hell off that trash.

  6. muskyhunter2542 says: Jan 6, 2012 4:24 PM

    Im tired!!!!

  7. thatobnoxiousguy says: Jan 6, 2012 4:33 PM

    Really?

    Burntorange spends that much time researching OU and Twitter feeds?

  8. burntorangehorn says: Jan 6, 2012 5:08 PM

    thatobnoxiousguy says:Jan 6, 2012 2:48 PM

    @burntorange

    Sounds to me that you are still jealous of OU and their domination over your now irrelevent LongWhorens.

    And that person tweeting sounds just like another Craig James.

    You Texans sure are sensitive softies.

    Mike Leach and OU rule and you are Craig James just can’t accept that
    ================================
    I’m not sure what part of my post led you to that conclusion, but it’s pretty apparent that you’re trying to live up to your username by being a troll. Funny you found it necessary to post so redundantly, too.

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