In a move that many Oklahoma fans had begged for and yet others (including the guy typing this) didn't think would happen, Josh Heupel has been let go as offensive coordinator.
Report: Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel fired http://t.co/znSE7YLbPp— The Rush SportsTalk (@RushSportsTalk) January 6, 2015
SI is reporting that Josh Heupel won't return to the staff at Oklahoma. http://t.co/W9IFK4KzKK— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) January 6, 2015
This is an epic move in many ways because it shows that Bob Stoops truly is cleaning house when it comes to his coaching staff and that no one is untouchable. Heupel was a captain of the 2000 national championship team and one of the last remaining links that Stoops had to that perfect season. He excelled at grooming quarterbacks as both Jason White and Sam Bradford won Heisman trophies under his tutelage and Landry Jones rewrote Oklahoma's passing record book. However, in the end, it was his play calling that caused the fanbase to turn on him and it ultimately cost him his job.
The Oklahoma offense had become pass happy and predictable under Heupel and just like Norvell's lack of development with the receivers, Heupel wasn't producing either. Oklahoma's offense completely disappeared three times in 2014 resulting in blowout losses to Baylor and Clemson and a disappointing overtime loss to Oklahoma State.