The Oklahoma Sooners and head coach Bob Stoops lost one of their key assistants Thursday when Jerry Montgomery made it official that he will accept a defensive front assistant position with the Green Bay Packers.
“This is a rare opportunity for Jerry and his family to join one of the finest organizations in the National Football League,” coach Bob Stoops said in a statement. “I appreciate the positive impact that Jerry has made with our defensive line the past two seasons, as well as his many other contributions to Oklahoma Football.
After being hired away from the Michigan Wolverines, Montgomery was with the OU program for just two years, but quickly developed the Sooners’ line into one of the most formidable groups in all of college football. Montgomery’s impact was also felt off the field, helping OU snag several of the top defensive line recruits in the country.
“My family will be forever grateful to Coach Stoops for providing me with the privilege of learning from him and the rest of his staff at the University of Oklahoma,” Montgomery said in a statement. “The past two years have been invaluable helping me grow personally and professionally. It’s truly been an honor to coach such a wonderful group of student-athletes at OU, and I’ll continue to follow their progress closely.”
In what many fans see as a make or break season, coach Stoops will replace four of his top assistants in efforts to reemerge as a contender in the Big 12
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