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Charlie Strong sets his staff at Texas

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With all the talk of assistant coaches moving to and fro the last few days, it might be useful to take note that new Texas coach Charlie Strong finalized his staff on Tuesday.

The staff, as introduced to the media, is as follows:

Joe Wickline, offensive coordinator/offensive line
Shawn Watson, assistant head coach/quarterbacks
Tommie Robinson, running backs
Les Koenning, wide receivers
Bruce Chambers, tight ends
Vance Bedford, defensive coordinator/defensive backs
Chris Rumph, assistant head coach/defensive line
Brian Jean-Mary, linebackers/recruiting coordinator
Chris Vaughn, defensive backs/special teams

Chambers is the only hold-out from the Mack Brown era. Wickline will be the play caller, per Strong, which is interesting since Wickline hasn’t called plays since working at Delta State from 1984-1987.

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10 Responses to “Charlie Strong sets his staff at Texas”
  1. 13datsyuk13 says: Jan 15, 2014 6:24 PM

    Not retaining Duane Akina is a bad call.

  2. goodfieldnohit says: Jan 15, 2014 8:28 PM

    Quoting Chip Brown of orangebloods, this was the coaching search of a lifetime.

    Head Coaches who were not interested:
    Saban
    Harbaugh
    Harbaugh
    Shaw
    Sumlin
    Les Miles

    Coordinators who were not interested:
    Narduzzi
    Chad Morris

    And now they have co-coordinators and assistant head coaches on both sides of the ball.

    And they somehow ended up with a Dennis Franchione retread in Les Koenning.

    What a clown show.

  3. be4bama says: Jan 15, 2014 10:33 PM

    “But we are Texas” HA HA

  4. jdbaker01 says: Jan 15, 2014 10:50 PM

    Delta State in the 80s? This is a disaster in the making.

  5. ancientcougar says: Jan 16, 2014 12:02 AM

    Strong will give you “Orangebloods” something you haven’t had for a while and that is championship football. The first thing he is going to teach the debutantes up in Austin that call themselves football players is how to block and tackle, you know, the tough stuff and from there they’ll learn how to really play the game. I heard that someone was coming up with the phrase that “Black was the new Brown”. What a great way to greet and welcome a fine individual as Mr. Strong. I wonder if he really knows what he has bought into, being that Texas is the reddest of the “Red States”.

  6. scotchman says: Jan 16, 2014 8:15 AM

    goodfieldnohit says:
    Jan 15, 2014 8:28 PM

    What a clown show.

    _____________________

    You seem to be about the only guy in America who thinks Charlie Strong is a clown.

  7. big64d says: Jan 16, 2014 9:20 AM

    Welcome to America, A country in which you cant speak ill of someone because they happen to be a different race. Strong was the wrong hire, oh well you must hate black people! Obama’s healthcare plan is garbage, well why do you hate black people! America 2014!!!

  8. tgaustin says: Jan 16, 2014 9:32 AM

    Don’t worry Scotchman…Gooodfield is an Aggie. Pretty much sums it up with that. Ask him what he thought of the Kevin Sumlin hire.

    Here, read for yourself:
    http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/12/10/all-am-signs-continue-to-point-to-sumlin-announcement-today/#comments

  9. 13datsyuk13 says: Jan 16, 2014 9:50 AM

    That’s the best repost ever!

  10. scotchman says: Jan 16, 2014 10:29 AM

    I’ve got nothing against Aggies. I went to North Texas, and I’m a fan of Texas college football. Longhorns, Aggies, Raiders. Pretty much anybody except SMU or TCU. What I usually find in that neutral position is that Aggies and Longhorns are seldom objective about each other.

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