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Michigan officially loses DL coach to Sooners

Jerry Montgomery

Earlier today we noted that Jackie Shipp, who “parted ways” with Oklahoma after nearly a decade and a half on Bob Stoops‘ staff, had officially landed on his feet at Arizona State.

A couple of hours later, the man rumored to be Shipp’s replacement is officially in place as well.

As expected, OU confirmed Tuesday that Jerry Montgomery has been added to the Sooners staff as defensive line coach.  Montgomery comes to Norman after spending the past two seasons as Michigan’s line coach.

“Jerry Montgomery is a talented coach who further strengthens our staff at the University of Oklahoma,” Stoops said in his statement. “I have closely followed Jerry’s progress as he has ascended through the coaching ranks. I have been impressed by his ability to recruit some of the nation’s top student-athletes and then develop their skills once they arrive on campus. We are excited to have Jerry and his family join the Sooners.”

Prior to his time with the Wolverines, Montgomery had spent time as the line coach at Wyoming (2009-20) and Northern Iowa (2007-08).  Montgomery was a four-year starter at defensive tackle for Iowa from 1998-2001.

“It’s truly a privilege to join the University of Oklahoma,” said Montgomery. “Coach Stoops and his staff have an unbelievable reputation in the coaching community, and I’m excited to get to work with them. I’m very appreciative that I was able to work with Coach Hoke and our student-athletes at the University of Michigan. There were very few situations that could have convinced me to leave Ann Arbor, but the opportunity to join Coach Stoops and a storied program like the University of Oklahoma was one of them.”

(Photo credit: Michigan athletics)

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13 Responses to “Michigan officially loses DL coach to Sooners”
  1. dumbpollack says: Feb 26, 2013 10:21 PM

    He wants out before he and the rest of the staff are fired! Brady is a pig!!!

  2. mtheparrothead says: Feb 26, 2013 10:21 PM

    If ever a username represented an accurate representation….

  3. dumbpollack says: Feb 26, 2013 10:28 PM

    Kiss my scarlet an grey ass!!

  4. mtheparrothead says: Feb 27, 2013 7:19 AM

    I’d see a doctor on that one. I have an idea as to why it’s scarlet but the grey might need a doctors opinion.

  5. dumbpollack says: Feb 27, 2013 8:49 AM

    nice. first a racial slur and now messin’ with the gays. your coach is a wannabe.

  6. polegojim says: Feb 27, 2013 9:16 AM

    Looking forward to an upgrade at DLines coach. The guys need more of an edge.

  7. mtheparrothead says: Feb 27, 2013 3:47 PM

    And a swing and a miss on reading comprehension. You know the stupidity gave you away as a buck, not the scarlet/grey comment.

  8. mtheparrothead says: Feb 27, 2013 3:47 PM

    And I’m polish you moron.

  9. dumbpollack says: Feb 27, 2013 4:57 PM

    Typical coming from a Mich fan. Go grab a box of tissue and get ready to be our bitch for another ten years.

  10. mtheparrothead says: Feb 27, 2013 5:41 PM

    Typical oneupsmanship yes. Thank you. Now move along.

  11. polegojim says: Feb 27, 2013 7:08 PM

    Polską Amerykanie kochają futbol Michigan… ale nie może tolerować głupców bucknut.

  12. dumbpollack says: Feb 27, 2013 7:24 PM

    Who the hell I this now?

  13. mtheparrothead says: Feb 27, 2013 8:58 PM

    Polo, I knew there was a reason I always enjoyed your comments :)

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