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Report: Texas hires Joe Wickline as OL coach

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Texas has hired Oklahoma State offensive line coach Joe Wickline to fill the same role for the Longhorns, according to a report on Sunday from Yahoo Sports.

Wickline has been at OSU since 2005 and has produced some quality lines during that stretch. All-Americans Levi Adcock and Russell Okung were among his star pupils in Stillwater and the Cowboys routinely produce 1,000-yard rushers.

New Texas coach Charlie Strong now has most of his staff put together but has yet to name an offensive coordinator. Perhaps Wickline’s hiring is a clue as to the direction that Strong — who employed a pro-style offense at Louisville — intends to go on offense, since OSU utilizes a air-raid style spread scheme.

Whatever the case, Wickline’s first task will be to increase the efficiency of the Texas run game. In an era where backs routinely rush for six or seven yards per carry, the Longhorns’ top three rushers all averaged less than five yards per carry.

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3 Responses to “Report: Texas hires Joe Wickline as OL coach”
  1. dhardy8207 says: Jan 12, 2014 4:23 PM

    News out of T – Town is that Chris Rumph our DL coach will be making the transition to Austin…

    Looks like Charlie is getting his staff together rather quickly…

  2. thefiesty1 says: Jan 12, 2014 5:32 PM

    Make one of them DC and keep Applewhite to run the offense. Just make sure that Greg Robinson is banned from within 100 miles of campus.

  3. raiderredleg says: Jan 13, 2014 9:41 AM

    Mr. Huston…Was it was a mutal parting of ways?

    Regardless…Smart move (and I am Cowboy fan)…Wickline was great at Okie State (and doesn’t hurt either to pluck a good coach off the staff of a conference rival either and weaken them).

    I would have thought T. Boone’s pockets would have been big enough to keep such an important part of OkSU’s recent success?

    Coach Gundy has done well “re-loading” both with players AND with assistants recently, but serious doubts that OkSU will be able to compete for a Conference Title…No legit QB on the team (unless that highly touted QB out of South Carolina can step right in and win the job) and with LOTS of seniors departing (along with Josh Stewart) it is shaping up to be a tough 2014 season.

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