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After Chuck Long left in 2005 and Kevin Wilson took over the offense, I didn't hesitate to think about the change. OU had been churning out some pretty good offensive coordinators since Stoops arrived so who was I to doubt the promotion of Wilson. However, by the 2007 season, I began to curse his name during games. The trend continued until he left. My biggest complaint about Wilson was his seeming lack of creativity in play calling Watching the game with friends, I would sit on the couch and predict exactly what play call was coming at critical times in the game. Nearly without fail, some vanilla play call would come in and get stuffed. When Wilson finally left, I rejoiced at the prospect of a new OC and specifically, I was curious to see Josh doing the play calling.
Even though Josh had a few growing pains along the way and still has a ways to go, he is proving to be a far better OC than Wilson from my perspective. And if last week showed anything it shows this, Josh owns Texas. Two blowouts against Texas and a bowl win is impressive on any OC's resume for their first two years. In two years, Josh has already equaled WIlson's wins against Texas in 5 seasons. Wilson had a losing record against Texas with 2-3.
I know fickle fans have been hard on Josh the last two years, but some perspective is in order. Josh may not be perfect, but by all indications he is getting better over time. By any measure, he is already better than Wilson was when he left OU. So before you go off on Josh, try to keep in perspective how much better he already is than Wilson. Now that Mike Stoops is back, I honestly believe that this is the best coaching staff OU has had since the 2003 season.