A redheaded Texas A&M cult hero is heading to an old Big 12 rival in Oklahoma football.
According to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic, Conner McQueen is expected to join Lincoln Riley‘s extended Oklahoma football staff. Specifically, McQueen is expected to serve as an analyst on the offensive side of the ball for the Sooners.
While there’s been confirmation from the Oklahoma football program, McQueen changed a portion of his Twitter profile to read “Offensive Analyst at the University of Oklahoma.”
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) March 24, 2020
The past two seasons, McQueen served as a graduate assistant coach under Chip Kelly at UCLA.
From 2012-16, McQueen was a member of the Texas A&M football team. While officially listed as a quarterback, McQueen never threw a pass for the Aggies. Instead, he served as TAMU’s primary holder from 2014-16. He also saw some action in that same role as a redshirt freshman in 2013.
In May of 2017, he was named as an offensive analyst at his alma mater. He then moved on to Kelly’s Pac-12 program before leaving there for Oklahoma football.
As for his cult-hero status and the origins of it? From SI.com:
The red-haired former walk-on, the grandson of Texas high school coaching legend Bob McQueen, became something of a cult hero around College Station during his time as a player. McQueen’s self-effacing, upbeat personality made him a favorite among teammates and eventually Aggie diehards. He even had his own weekly segment, “The Red Zone” (a nod to his hair), on the radio show run by A&M athletics.