New Oklahoma Football head coach Lincoln Riley has hired Ruffin McNeill as an assistant coach, who is moving to the University of Oklahoma staff from his previous post as defensive line coach at the University of Virginia.
— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) June 14, 2017
McNeill was Riley’s head coach at East Carolina University from 2010-2015, and the two worked together at Texas Tech under Mike Leach from 2003-2009.
Apparently, McNeill will split defensive line coaching duties with current defensive line coach Calvin Thibodeaux. The Sooners coaching staff is now complete.
The Franchise’s John E. Hoover speculates that McNeill may be on track to become the next defensive coordinator of Oklahoma:
My guess is that this is a longer-term look down the road … possibly as DC. https://t.co/4hYlzY6vWI
— John E. Hoover (@johnehoover) June 14, 2017