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Oklahoma State names Bob Connelly as OL coach

Bob Connelly

Well that certainly didn’t take long.

Last night, Mike Cavanaugh, reportedly a “strong candidate” for the Oklahoma State offensive line coach job, tweeted that he would be staying at Oregon State.  Just a short time later, the Cowboys have filled that void with another veteran coach at the position.

Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy confirmed a short time ago that he has hired Bob Connelly as his new line coach on the offensive side of the ball.  Connelly, who was out of coaching at the collegiate level for the 2013 season, will replace Joe Wickline, who left OSU last month to take the line job at Texas.

Connelly had actually returned to the college game recently, accepting a position at Georgia Southern a mere three days ago.

“Bob is a great addition to our staff,” a statement from Gundy read. “He brings maturity and experience working with the offensive line. He is very familiar with the state of Texas. He has an extensive background in the no-huddle style of offense.”

In 2012, Connelly served as the offensive line coach and associate head coach at Arizona State.  He’s also held line jobs at UTEP (2008-11), UCLA (2007), Alabama (2003-06), Washington State (2001-02) and San Jose State (2000).

(Photo credit: Arizona State athletics)

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