Yesterday, the NCAA approved a slew of reforms designed to revamp FBS recruiting. One of the more interesting and significant decisions is the long-awaited move to allow a 10th assistant coach on FBS staffs.
The decisions are not final until the end of the Division I Board of Directors meeting on April 26. The board also moved to create a December signing period, add a spring window for official visits, end satellite camps and restrict hiring of people close to student-athletes.
The NCAA is going to let your college football team hire an extra assistant coach, starting next year https://t.co/q2gFOTnS5L— SB✯Nation CFB (@SBNationCFB) April 14, 2017
While the 10th assistant can’t be added until Jan. 9, 2018 (the day after the championship game), you can bet that colleges across the country are already making a list and checking it twice. What can the Oklahoma Sooners do with this new position?
Well, the answer is... lots of things! They could bring back someone like Chip Viney, who left Oklahoma last year to join Jay Norvell’s staff at Nevada. Viney could coach cornerbacks, special teams or both. The Sooners currently don’t have a dedicated special teams coach and have shown occasional inconsistency there.
Or, the Sooners could move to lighten the workloads of Mike Stoops or Lincoln Riley (assuming, you know, they’re still around) with a dedicated QB or OLB coach. OU could also go all-in with the 4-3 shift and hire a dedicated DT coach to work with Calvin Thibodeaux.
What do you think Oklahoma should do?
What kind of coach should Oklahoma hire?
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A DT coach to go with Thibodeaux on the defensive line
A dedicated QB coach
A dedicated OLB coach
A special teams coach
Who cares? As long as he can recruit!
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