The number of former Sooner players on the current Oklahoma coaching staff grew again this offseason.
In 2019, the arrival of defensive coordinator Alex Grinch brought former OU linebacker Brian Odom back into the fold.
A member of the 2000 National Championship team, Odom joined Cale Gundy as the only other coach at the time who donned the crimson and cream on the gridiron.
Yet over the past two offseasons, Lincoln Riley has continued to add to those exclusive ranks.
Ahead of the 2020 season, all-time touchdown leader DeMarco Murray was hired as the Sooners running back coach, and now this year Murray’s former teammateJoe Jon Finley entered the fold as the tight end/H-backs coach.
“It’s great to have Joe Jon. Great friend of mine,” Murray said in a Zoom press conference on Thursday. “We were close when we played and obviously we’ve always kept in contact.”
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