As first reported by Football Scoop, former Oklahoma Co-Offensive Coordinator and Wide Receivers coach, Jay Norvell has joined forced with Charlie Strong down south in the familiar capacity.
Per source, former Oklahoma WRs coach Jay Norvell will join Texas’ staff http://t.co/sNnVtz3C1h— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) January 16, 2015
The coach is expected to take over wide receiver duties for the Texas Longhorns. While the announcement has yet to be made official, Norvell's twitter may lend a bit of evidence in support of the news.
Keeping up with our investigative reporting, the last six twitter accounts Norvell has followed just happen to include Charlie Strong and two official Texas Athletic accounts.
After letting go of Les Koenning, the Longhorns began their search for a new assistant coach to replace him. Several days ago, the former Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator's name came up. Assuming the hiring comes to fruition (Note: Football Scoop possesses a solid track record), Norvell would become the first former Sooners' coach to jump straight over as a Longhorn.
Over the course of seven years at Oklahoma, Norvell helped mold one of the NCAA most prolific pass catchers in Ryan Broyles into an NFL caliber talent. Cashing in on the success with the Norman native, the coach put yet another wide out in the NFL by recruiting and shaping Kenny Stills during the time spent with the Sooners.
Can he achieve a higher level of success in the state of Texas?