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Stoops officially welcomes Bedenbaugh to OU staff

Bill Bedenbaugh

Three days after reportedly accepting an offer to join the Oklahoma coaching staff, Bill Bedenbaugh has officially done just that.

OU announced in a press release Sunday that, as previously reported, Bedenbaugh has been hired by the Sooners as their new offensive line coach.  Bedenbaugh will replace James Patton, who was not retained and took a job at Indiana.

“We are excited to welcome Bill and his family to the University of Oklahoma,” OU head coach Bob Stoops said in a statement. “Bill is a passionate teacher and a demanding coach who I believe will make an immediate impact on our football team. His track record of developing physical and disciplined offensive linemen makes him an excellent fit for our program. Bill is also an accomplished recruiter who will join the rest of our staff in continuing to attract some of the nation’s most talented student-athletes to Oklahoma.”

Bedenbaugh had spent the past two seasons as the line coach at West Virginia.  Prior to that, he was an assistant at Arizona from 2007-09 under Mike Stoops, who is now the Sooners’ defensive coordinator.

He also served as an assistant at Texas Tech from 2000-06.

“Our family is thrilled about the opportunity to join Coach Stoops and his staff at the University of Oklahoma,” said Bedenbaugh. “I have a great admiration for the championship tradition of Oklahoma football and can’t wait to get on the field with our student-athletes this spring. I’ve admired the Sooners for many years, and possess a great appreciation for the talent on this roster and coaching staff.”

(Photo credit: West Virginia athletics)

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3 Responses to “Stoops officially welcomes Bedenbaugh to OU staff”
  1. mauldawg says: Feb 17, 2013 9:12 PM

    Quiter,cant trust him,glad he is gone. Maybe we can find a real OL coach.

  2. cranespy says: Feb 17, 2013 10:34 PM

    The last one out turn out the lights. Keep an eye on this folks……word is the Eers continue to be in disarray. Holgs can run an offense but his skill as a HC are suspect at best. In addition this Big 12 move looks like it was a huge mistake for WVU sports…..FB laid an egg and Huggs is already complaining about all the trips to another time zone. If not for Womens Soccer this inaugural year in the Big 12 has been a bust. Look for Dana back home in Texas or Oklahoma within 2 years.

  3. csuxrr says: Feb 18, 2013 12:02 AM

    What do you mean ” word is the Eers continue to be in disarray” ? Are you suggesting you know some insider information, or are you just hopeful it gets worse before it gets better?

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