There's a great little joint in Norman, Oklahoma called "The Diner" that was featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Could it be a local hotspot for local football coaches to host an informal interview at?
Earlier this week a few offensive coaching positions opened up with the dismissal of both Jay Norvell and Josh Heupel. Now, the program must begin the tedious search of finding a new offensive coordinator. Multiple wishlists have been thrown out from different news outlets. But, reports have surfaced saying TCU's Co-Offensive Coordinator, Sonny Cumbie made the short trip to Norman, Oklahoma to simply "enjoy a burger."
I'm sure they were just enjoying burgers, but Sonny Cumbie was lunching in Norman today with the Oklahoma offensive coaches.— Andrew Gilman (@AndrewGilmanOK) January 7, 2015
Cumbie started his coaching career at Texas Tech under Mike Leach as a graduate assistant where he took on the roles of the scout team defense and handling the quarterbacks. After filling the capacity for two seasons and enduring a head coach change, Cumbie earned a promotion taking over as a receivers coach. With the decision of the university to bring in Kliff Kingsbury, the young but talented coach moved up once again to co-offensive coordinator remaining on staff through 2013 before jumping ship.
Note: Cumbie was not the QB coach of Baker Mayfield as some are reporting.
At TCU, the coach helped lead an offensive resurgence while molding a raw Trevone Boykin into one of the nation's premier talents. Over the course of 2014, Boykin transformed under the direction of Cumbie, the quarterbacks coach and co-offensive coordinator, landing himself in the Heisman conversation. Ultimately, the revamped quarterback tacked on All-American honors while being named the Big XII Player of the Year, all thanks to one Sonny Cumbie.
Why He's Not A Good Fit For OC of Oklahoma
Simply put, Bob Stoops mentioned he's looking for a coordinator who brings a proven system with him to Norman. Unfortunately for Cumbie, the man does not call the plays for the Horned Frogs. Ok, he did call plays during a win in 2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl for the Red Raiders but that's not a big enough sample size to justify the hiring.
Does that mean the Oklahoma Sooners could bring him on to coach either receivers or quarterbacks? It sure does! But I don't see Cumbie being the best fit or option for the title of Offensive Coordinator.