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Tulsa OC Sterlin Gilbert latest to turn down Longhorns’ OC job


No one is willing to come call plays in Austin these days it seems. After ESPN reported that Sterlin Gilbert had agreed to become Charlie Strong’s offensive coordinator, Tulsa’s co-offensive coordinator is actually staying put.

The news comes only a few days after TCU co-OC Sonny Cumbie also turned down UT.

Charlie Strong stripped offensive coordinators Shawn Watson and Joe Wickline of their play-calling duties after only one game last season. Receivers coach Jay Norvell called plays for the final 11 games for the Longhorns.

Texas finished 5-7 with an offense that ranked eighth in the Big 12 in 2015.

With Gilbert as co-offensive coordinator, the Golden Hurricane offense averaged 502.8 yards per game this season and ranked No. 5 in passing offense and No. 6 in total offense among Group of 5 programs.

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